There are 6 ways to get from Kampala to Mombasa by plane, car ferry, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Mombasa  •  4 h 34 min

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

$188 - $275

Cheapest option

Bus Modern Coast  •  20 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Mombasa

$13 - $29

4 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, train  •  18 h 24 min

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

$113 - $140

Bus MASH  •  21 h 35 min

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

$36 - $40

Drive  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Mombasa 714.2 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

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 takes 4 h 34 min and costs $180 - $280.

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The distance between Kampala and Mombasa is 925 km. The road distance is 1143 km.

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

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

Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express and four 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 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $410
Flights from Entebbe to Ukunda via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mombasa via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Entebbe to Ukunda via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
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
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Entebbe to Ukunda via Nairobi, Mombasa
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Train from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Bus operators
The Guardian Coach
Website
theguardiancoach.com
Bus from Kampala to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
theguardian.co.ke
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
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 738 200314
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Kisumu to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
14 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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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