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There are 5 ways to get from Kampala to Mombasa by plane, car ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly to Mombasa  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Mombasa (MBA) EBB - MBA

$188 - $275

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Bus  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Mombasa

$13 - $29

3 alternative options

Fly to Ukunda, car ferry  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Ukunda (UKA) EBB - UKA
  2. Take the car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa

$209 - $563

Bus, Madaraka Express  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Nairobi
  2. Take the Madaraka Express from Nairobi to Mombasa

$99 - $155

Drive  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Mombasa 714.2 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Kampala to Mombasa is to bus which costs $13 - $29 and takes 20 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kampala to Mombasa is to fly which costs $180 - $280 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kampala and arriving at Mombasa. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 44 min.

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The distance between Kampala and Mombasa is 925 km. The road distance is 1142.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Mombasa without a car is to bus and Madaraka Express which takes 17 h 56 min and costs $95 - $160.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Kampala to Mombasa, including transfers.

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Kampala to Mombasa bus services, operated by Modern Coast, depart from Kampala station.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Mombasa is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $180 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $13 - $29 and takes 20 h 44 min.

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There is no direct flight from Entebbe Airport to Mombasa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Kampala to Mombasa bus services, operated by Modern Coast, arrive at Mombasa station.

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Map of how to get from Kampala to Mombasa.
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  • Distance: 578 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

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

Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express and five other airlines fly from Kampala to Mombasa hourly. Alternatively, Modern Coast operates a bus from Kampala to Mombasa once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $29 and the journey takes 20 h 44 min.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mombasa via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $420
Flights from Entebbe to Ukunda via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mombasa via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Entebbe to Ukunda via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mombasa via Kigali
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $410
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mombasa via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $750
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Train from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $30
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Economy
$10
First Class
$30
Bus operators
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Kampala to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
VIP Class
$26
Business Class
$24
Normal
$20
Mash Cool Club VIP Class
$35
Mash Cool Club Normal Class
$25
New Mash Cool Fully Executive VIP
$30
New Mash Cool Fully Executive Normal
$25
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
20 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Ferry operators
Kenya Ferries
Phone
254 20 2118344
Email
info@kenyaferry.co.ke
Website
kenyaferry.co.ke
Car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke

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Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Mombasa is 1143 km. It takes approximately 16 h 36 min to drive from Kampala to Mombasa.

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Rwandair Express, Jambojet Limited, Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways offer flights from Entebbe Airport to Mombasa Airport.

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There are 397+ hotels available in Mombasa. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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

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