There are 2 ways to get from Kampala to Mbale by bus or car

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Bus  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Mbale

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Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Mbale 138.7 miles

$19 - $28

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kampala and arriving at Mbale. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between Kampala and Mbale is 197 km. The road distance is 221.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Mbale without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 51 min and costs .

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The bus from Kampala to Mbale takes 3 h 51 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Kampala to Mbale bus services, operated by Uganda Postal Service, depart from Kampala station.

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Kampala to Mbale bus services, operated by Uganda Postal Service, arrive at Mbale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Mbale is 222 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Kampala to Mbale.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Mbale. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 122.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 51 min

What companies run services between Kampala, Uganda and Mbale, Uganda?

Uganda Postal Service operates a bus from Kampala to Mbale once daily, and the journey takes 3 h 51 min.

Bus operators
Uganda Postal Service
Website
ugapost.co.ug
Bus from Kampala to Mbale
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ugapost.co.ug

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