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There are 5 ways to get from Kampala to Kitale by bus, car, taxi or plane

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Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Malaba
  2. Drive from Malaba to Kitale

Cheapest option

Fly to Eldoret International, drive  •  7h 43m

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

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Malaba
  2. Take the bus from Malaba to Webuye
  3. Take a taxi from Webuye to Kitale

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Kampala to Kitale 335.9 km

Bus, fly to Kisumu, drive  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Gapco - Post Office to Entebbe Town
  2. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Kisumu (KIS) EBB - KIS
  3. Drive from Kisumu to Kitale

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The cost-effective way to get from Kampala to Kitale is to drive, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 4h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Kampala to Kitale is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 4h 49m.

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The distance between Kampala and Kitale is 281 km. The road distance is 335.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Kitale without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 7h 34m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Kampala to Kitale, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Entebbe Airport to Eldoret International Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Kitale is 336 km. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Kampala to Kitale.

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Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express, Uganda Airlines and Jambojet Limited offer flights from Entebbe Airport to Eldoret International Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Kitale. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 280.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

There is no direct connection from Kampala to Kitale. However, you can take the bus to Malaba then take the drive to Kitale. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Malaba, take the bus to Webuye, then take the taxi to Kitale.

Airlines
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret International via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret International via Mombasa
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret International via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $400
Bus operators
Buscar E.A Limited
Phone
+254718127350
Bus from Kampala to Malaba
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.co.ke
Bus from Malaba to Webuye
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
coastbus.co.ke
14-Seater Paratransit Taxi
Website
transportforcairo.com
Bus from Gapco - Post Office to Entebbe Town
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
transportforcairo.com
Other operators
Taxi from Webuye to Kitale
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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