There are 6 ways to get from Kenya to Zambia by plane, car, bus, 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 to Lusaka  •  5 h 50 min

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

$297 - $686

Cheapest option

Fly to Lilongwe, drive  •  7 h 27 min

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

$100 - $476

4 alternative options

Fly to Ndola  •  5 h 37 min

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

$207 - $892

Fly to Lubumbashi, drive  •  7 h 51 min

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

$193 - $811

Bus, train, ferry  •  5 days 3 h

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

Drive  •  38 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Lusaka 1590.1 miles

$290 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Kenya to Zambia is to fly and drive which costs $100 - $480 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kenya to Zambia is to fly which costs $200 - $900 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Kenya and Zambia is 2141 km. The road distance is 2544.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kenya to Zambia without a car is to bus and train and ferry which takes 5 days 3 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min 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 2 h 40 min.

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Zambia is 1 h behind Kenya. It is currently 5:32 PM in Kenya and 4:32 PM in Zambia.

Yes, the driving distance between Kenya to Zambia is 2544 km. It takes approximately 38 h 12 min to drive from Kenya to Zambia.

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Rwandair Express 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 bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kenya to Zambia.
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  • Distance: 1337.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

What companies run services between Kenya and Zambia?

Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express fly from Nairobi to Lusaka 3 times a day.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Nairobi to Ndola
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Nairobi to Ndola via Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe via Nampula
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe via Lusaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Nairobi to Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Nairobi to Lubumbashi via Ndola
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $490
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lusaka via Kigali
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Nairobi to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Mwanza to Tabora
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Train from Tabora to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
2 days 22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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