There are 4 ways to get from Kampala to Kisumu by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kisumu

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Kisumu 192.8 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Kisumu  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Kisumu (KIS) EBB - KIS

$56 - $267

Fly to Eldoret, drive  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Eldoret (EDL) EBB - EDL
  2. Drive from Eldoret to Kisumu

$54 - $281

What companies run services between Kampala, Uganda and Kisumu, Kenya?

Easy Coach operates a bus from Kampala to Kisumu 3 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 6 h. Alternatively, Kenya Airways, Jambojet Limited and three other airlines fly from Kampala to Kisumu hourly.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $370
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi, Kisumu
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Bus operators
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 738 200314
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kampala and Kisumu is 247 km. The road distance is 308 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kampala to Kisumu is to bus which costs $11 - $16 and takes 6 h.

The quickest way to get from Kampala to Kisumu is to drive which takes 4 h 29 min and costs $27 - $40.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kampala and arriving at Kisumu. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

The bus from Kampala to Kisumu takes 6 h including transfers and departs three times a day.