There are 7 ways to get from Kampala to Mwanza by bus, taxi, ferry, car or plane

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

Bus, taxi, ferry  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Mutukula
  2. Take a taxi from Mutukula to Bukoba
  3. Take the ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza

$79 - $85

6 alternative options

Drive  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Mwanza 492.8 miles

$65 - $100

Drive to Bukoba, fly to Mwanza  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Bukoba
  2. Fly from Bukoba (BKZ) to Mwanza (MWZ) BKZ - MWZ

$90 - $193

Fly Entebbe to Mwanza  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Mwanza (MWZ) EBB - MWZ

$84 - $362

Drive to Musoma, fly to Mwanza  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Musoma
  2. Fly from Musoma (MUZ) to Mwanza (MWZ) MUZ - MWZ

$127 - $271

Fly Entebbe to Musoma, taxi  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Musoma (MUZ) EBB - MUZ
  2. Take a taxi from Musoma to Mwanza

$160 - $397

Fly Entebbe to Grumeti, taxi  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Grumeti (GTZ) EBB - GTZ
  2. Take a taxi from Grumeti to Mwanza

$150 - $442

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kampala and Mwanza is 317 km. The road distance is 789 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kampala to Mwanza is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Kampala to Mwanza is to drive and fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $90 - $200.

It takes approximately 18 h 45 min to get from Kampala to Mwanza, including transfers.

What companies run services between Kampala, Uganda and Mwanza, Tanzania?

Auric Air Services Limited, Kenya Airways and two other airlines fly from Kampala to Mwanza every 4 hours.

Airlines
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Bukoba to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Grumeti
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Musoma
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Seronera
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Musoma to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Entebbe to Musoma
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Entebbe to Grumeti
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Bukoba to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Bukoba to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $180
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Nairobi, Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Bus operators
Link Bus Services
Phone
+256 414-255 426
Email
info@link.co.ug
Website
link.co.ug
Bus from Kampala to Mutukula
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
link.co.ug
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45
Other operators
Taxi from Mutukula to Bukoba
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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