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

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Fly to Kisumu  •  2h 25m

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

$41 - $207

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kisumu

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Fly to Eldoret, drive  •  6h 9m

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

$38 - $231

Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Kampala to Kisumu 192.8 miles

$27 - $40

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

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The quickest way to get from Kampala to Kisumu is to fly which costs $40 - $210 and takes 2h 25m.

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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 6h.

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The distance between Kampala and Kisumu is 247 km. The road distance is 308.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Kisumu without a car is to bus which takes 6h and costs $11 - $16.

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It takes approximately 2h 25m to get from Kampala to Kisumu, including transfers.

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Kampala to Kisumu bus services, operated by Easy Coach, depart from Kampala station.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Kisumu is to fly which takes 2h 25m and costs $40 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $16 and takes 6h.

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The quickest flight from Entebbe Airport to Kisumu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Kampala to Kisumu bus services, operated by Easy Coach, arrive at Kisumu station.

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Map of how to get from Kampala to Kisumu.
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  • Distance: 154.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 25m

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

AirKenya Express flies from Kampala to Kisumu once daily. Alternatively, Easy Coach operates a bus from Kampala to Kisumu 3 times a day. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Kisumu
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$24 - $210
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $400
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $180
Bus operators
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 738 200314
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke

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Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Kisumu is 308 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Kampala to Kisumu.

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AirKenya Express offers flights from Entebbe Airport to Kisumu Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Kisumu. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Entebbe Airport is to drive which takes 1h 19m and costs $4 - $7.

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