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There are 11 ways to get from Kenya to Zambia by plane, car, bus, shuttle, taxi, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Nairobi to Ndola  •  3h 6m

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

$229 - $659

Cheapest option

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

$172 - $174

9 alternative options

Fly Nairobi to Lusaka  •  3h 55m

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

$261 - $391

Fly Kisumu to Lusaka  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Lusaka (LUN) KIS - LUN

$178 - $494

Fly Eldoret to Lusaka  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Eldoret (EDL) to Lusaka (LUN) EDL - LUN

$256 - $717

Fly Nairobi to Lilongwe, drive  •  4h 52m

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

$308 - $534

Fly Nairobi to Lubumbashi, drive  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Lubumbashi (FBM) NBO - FBM
  2. Drive from Lubumbashi to Chingola

$236 - $672

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, taxi, train, drive  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Namanga
  2. Take a taxi from Namanga to Arusha
  3. Take the train from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
  4. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Mbeya
  5. Drive from Mbeya to Nakonde
  6. Take the train from Nakonde to New Kapiri Mposhi
  7. Take the train from Kapiri Mposhi to Lusaka

Bus, train, ferry  •  4 days 11h

  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 54m

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Lusaka 2390.2 km

$270 - $400

Nairobi (NBO) to Ndola (NLA) flights

The flight time between Nairobi (NBO) and Ndola (NLA) is around 3h 25m and covers a distance of around 1585 km. The fastest flight normally takes 2h 40m. Services are operated by Kenya Airways. Typically four flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
3h 25m
Fastest flight journey time:
2h 40m
Flight distance:
1585 km
Flights per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$183
Carbon emissions:
321 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:20
Last flight departs at:
07:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nairobi (NBO) to Ndola (NLA) flight schedules

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 2 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Kenya to Zambia is to bus and Private Transfer , which costs $171 - $174 and takes 2 days 0h.

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The quickest way to get from Kenya to Zambia is to fly which costs $220 - $700 and takes 3h 6m.

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The distance between Kenya and Zambia is 2141 km. The road distance is 2390.2 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 $171 - $174.

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It takes approximately 3h 6m to get from Kenya to Zambia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Ndola Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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Zambia is 1h behind Kenya. It is currently 3:15 AM in Kenya and 2:15 AM in Zambia.

Yes, the driving distance between Kenya to Zambia is 2390 km. It takes approximately 36h 54m to drive from Kenya to Zambia.

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Kenya Airways offers flights from Nairobi Airport to Ndola Airport.

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The best way to get from Kenya to Nairobi Airport is to taxi which takes 18 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 6m

What companies run services between Kenya and Zambia?

Kenya Airways flies from Nairobi to Ndola 4 times a week.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Ndola
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Nairobi to Ndola via Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Kisumu to Lusaka via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Kisumu to Lusaka via Nairobi, Harare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Eldoret to Lusaka via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Eldoret to Lusaka via Nairobi, Harare
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Nairobi to Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Nairobi to Lubumbashi via Ndola
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Corporation
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Website
trc.co.tz
Train from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
trc.co.tz
3rd Class (sitting)
$9
2nd Class
$12
2nd Class ( sleeping)
$20
Train from Mwanza to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
trc.co.tz
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
28h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$12 - $17
Express
$14 - $21
Train from Nakonde to New Kapiri Mposhi
Ave. Duration
16h 39m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$6 - $10
Express
$8 - $12
Zambia Railways
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Kapiri Mposhi to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
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
$12
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
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
Bus from Nairobi to Namanga
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
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 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
2 days 22h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Other operators
Taxi from Namanga to Arusha
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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