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There are 6 ways to get from Kampala to Lake Nakuru by bus, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kisumu
  2. Take the bus from Kisumu to Nakuru

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Drive

  1. Drive from Kampala to Lake Nakuru

Bus to Entebbe, fly to Nairobi, bus, Matatu

  1. Take the bus from Gapco - Post Office to Entebbe Town
  2. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Nairobi (NBO)
  3. Take the bus from JKIA - Airport Town Stage to Tusker/Ronald Ngala
  4. Take the Matatu from Nairobi to Naivasha
  5. Take the bus from Naivasha to Nakuru

Bus to Entebbe, fly to Kisumu, bus

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

Fly Entebbe to Eldoret, bus

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Eldoret (EDL)
  2. Take the bus from Eldoret to Nakuru

Bus to Kisumu, fly to Mara North, drive

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kisumu
  2. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Mara North (HKR)
  3. Drive from Mara North to Lake Nakuru

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Kampala to Lake Nakuru is to drive, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Kampala to Lake Nakuru is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7h 46m.

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The distance between Kampala and Lake Nakuru is 398 km. The road distance is 517 km.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Lake Nakuru without a car is to bus which takes 12h 8m and costs $55 - $75.

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It takes approximately 12h 8m to get from Kampala to Lake Nakuru, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Entebbe Airport to Nairobi Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Lake Nakuru is 517 km. It takes approximately 7h 46m to drive from Kampala to Lake Nakuru.

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African Express, Uganda Airlines and Kenya Airways offer flights from Entebbe Airport to Nairobi Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Lake Nakuru. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kampala to Lake Nakuru.
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  • Distance: 397.6 km
  • Duration: 12h 8m

What companies run services between Kampala, Uganda and Lake Nakuru, Kenya?

You can take a bus from Kampala to Lake Nakuru via Kisumu, Kisumu, and Nakuru in around 12h 8m.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Uganda Airlines
Website
ugandairlines.com
Flights from Entebbe to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$15 - $240
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
Flights from Kisumu to Mara North
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Entebbe to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $470
African Express
Website
africanexpress.net
Flights from Entebbe to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$15 - $240
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Kisumu to Mara North
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Bus operators
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 738 200314
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.com
Bus from Kisumu to Nakuru
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Bus from Naivasha to Nakuru
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Bus from Eldoret to Nakuru
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
coastbus.com
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
Nairobi Matatu
Website
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from JKIA - Airport Town Stage to Tusker/Ronald Ngala
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Nairobi to Naivasha
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com

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