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

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Bus, taxi, ferry  •  23 h 2 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

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Bus  •  24 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza

$34 - $57

5 alternative options

Drive  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Mwanza 492.8 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Entebbe to Mwanza  •  8 h 47 min

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

$89 - $442

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 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

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The cheapest way to get from Kampala to Mwanza is to bus which costs $30 - $60 and takes 24 h 11 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Kampala to Mwanza. However, there are services departing from Kampala and arriving at Mwanza via Nairobi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 11 min.

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The distance between Kampala and Mwanza is 317 km. The road distance is 788.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Mwanza without a car is to bus and taxi and ferry which takes 23 h 2 min and costs $75 - $90.

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It takes approximately 23 h 2 min to get from Kampala to Mwanza, including transfers.

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Kampala to Mwanza bus services, operated by MASH, depart from Kampala station.

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The best way to get from Kampala to Mwanza is to bus which takes 24 h 11 min and costs $30 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $85 - $450 and takes 8 h 47 min.

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There is no direct flight from Entebbe Airport to Mwanza Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Kampala to Mwanza.
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  • Distance: 198.1 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from Kampala to Mwanza via Nairobi in around 24 h 11 min. Alternatively, Kenya Airways, Precision Air and five other airlines fly from Kampala to Mwanza hourly.

Airlines
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
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
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Kigali, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Air Tanzania
Website
airtanzania.co.tz
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Entebbe to Mwanza via Kigali
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Bukoba to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
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
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
link.co.ug
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 Nairobi to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
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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Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Mwanza is 789 km. It takes approximately 11 h 26 min to drive from Kampala to Mwanza.

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Charterlines, Inc., Air Tanzania, Precision Air and three other airlines offer flights from Entebbe Airport to Mwanza Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Mwanza. Prices start at $40 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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