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There are 8 ways to get from Kenya to Zambia by plane, car, bus, shuttle, train or ferry

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

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Fly to Lusaka  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Lusaka (LUN) NBO - LUN

$252 - $512

Cheapest option

Fly to Lilongwe, drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Lilongwe (LLW) NBO - LLW
  2. Drive from Lilongwe to Chipata

$129 - $565

6 alternative options

Fly to Ndola  •  3h 6m

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Ndola (NLA) NBO - NLA

$230 - $520

Fly to Livingstone  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Livingstone (LVI) NBO - LVI

$299 - $538

Bus, Private Transfer  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
  2. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Mbeya Airport to Tunduma
  4. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka

$173 - $175

Bus, Private Transfer via Moshi  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Moshi
  2. Take the bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
  3. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Mbeya Airport to Tunduma
  5. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka

Bus, train, ferry  •  4 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
  2. Take the train from Mwanza to Kigoma
  3. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
  4. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka

Drive  •  36h 39m

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Lusaka 2394.1 km

$270 - $400

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Zambia

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Zambia. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Zambia.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Zambia.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some international borders began to reopen in Zambia from May 15.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Zambia

Domestic travel is restricted within Zambia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Zambia

International flights leaving Kenya are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Kenya

Last updated: August 5 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kenya to Zambia is to bus and Private Transfer which costs $172 - $175 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest way to get from Kenya to Zambia is to fly which costs $230 - $550 and takes 3h 6m.

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The distance between Kenya and Zambia is 2141 km. The road distance is 2394.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kenya to Zambia without a car is to bus and Private Transfer which takes 2 days 0h and costs $172 - $175.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Kenya to Zambia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Lusaka Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 50m.

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Zambia is 1h behind Kenya. It is currently 4:27 PM in Kenya and 3:27 PM in Zambia.

Yes, the driving distance between Kenya to Zambia is 2394 km. It takes approximately 36h 39m to drive from Kenya to Zambia.

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Rwandair Express, Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways offer flights from Nairobi Airport to Lusaka Airport.

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The best way to get from Kenya to Nairobi Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs $35 - $50.

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Map of how to get from Kenya to Zambia.
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  • Distance: 2140.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Kenya and Zambia?

Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express and Ethiopian Airlines fly from Nairobi to Lusaka twice daily.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $650
Flights from Nairobi to Ndola
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Nairobi to Ndola via Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Nairobi to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka via Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka via Kigali
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $410
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Corporation
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Website
trc.co.tz
Train from Mwanza to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
trc.co.tz
Bus operators
Darlux Co. Ltd
Phone
+255 222 126 478/9
Email
info@darlux.co.tz
Website
darlux.co.tz
Bus from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
darlux.co.tz
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
darlux.co.tz
Zanzibar Airport Transfers
Phone
+255 789 665310
Email
zanzibartours@gmail.com
Website
zanzibartransfers.com
Shuttle from Mbeya Airport to Tunduma
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
zanzibar-tours-transfers.business.site
Car (Capacity 1-3 PAX)
$100
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Phone
+254 203 555 780
Email
info@marangushuttles.com
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Nairobi to Moshi
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Kidia One Express
Phone
0719766088
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
Modern Coast
Phone
+254 709 897 000
Email
customercare@modern.co.ke
Website
moderncoach.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
11h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
moderncoach.co.ke
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
2 days 22h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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