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There are 3 ways to get from Kampala to Rusinga Island by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kisumu
  2. Drive from Kisumu to Kisii

2 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Kampala to Kisii 420.1 km

Bus, fly, drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Gapco - Post Office to Entebbe Town
  2. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Kisumu (KIS) EBB - KIS
  3. Drive from Kisumu to Oyugis

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The cheapest way to get from Kampala to Rusinga Island is to bus and drive which costs $20 - $29 and takes 9h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Kampala to Rusinga Island is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 10m.

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It is 195 km from Kampala to Rusinga Island. It is approximately 420.1 km to drive.

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It takes approximately 9h 13m to get from Kampala to Rusinga Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Entebbe Airport to Kisumu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kampala to Rusinga Island is 420 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Kampala to Rusinga Island.

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AirKenya Express offers flights from Entebbe Airport to Kisumu Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Rusinga Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kampala to Rusinga Island.
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  • Distance: 194.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 13m

What companies run services between Kampala, Uganda and Rusinga Island, Kenya?

There is no direct connection from Kampala to Rusinga Island. However, you can take the bus to Kisumu then take the drive to Kisii. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Kisii.

Airlines
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Entebbe to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $450
Bus operators
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 738 200314
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
14-Seater Paratransit Taxi
Website
transportforcairo.com
Bus from Gapco - Post Office to Entebbe Town
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
transportforcairo.com

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