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There are 4 ways to get from Kigali to Arusha by plane, taxi, bus, shuttle or car

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Fly to Arusha  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Kigali (KGL) to Arusha (ARK) KGL - ARK

$231 - $871

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  23 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Kigali to Nairobi
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Nairobi to Arusha

$46 - $67

2 alternative options

Fly to Kilimanjaro, taxi  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Kigali (KGL) to Kilimanjaro (JRO) KGL - JRO
  2. Take a taxi from Kilimanjaro to Arusha

$164 - $373

Drive  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kigali to Arusha 687.5 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Kigali to Arusha is to bus and shuttle which costs $45 - $70 and takes 23 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kigali to Arusha is to fly and taxi which costs $160 - $380 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Kigali and Arusha is 752 km. The road distance is 1100 km.

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The best way to get from Kigali to Arusha without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 23 h 26 min and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Kigali to Arusha, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kigali Airport to Arusha Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Arusha is 1 h ahead of Kigali. It is currently 5:56 AM in Kigali and 6:56 AM in Arusha.

Yes, the driving distance between Kigali to Arusha is 1100 km. It takes approximately 17 h 10 min to drive from Kigali to Arusha.

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Charterlines, Inc., Air Excel, Regional Air Services and two other airlines offer flights from Kigali Airport to Arusha Airport.

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There are 262+ hotels available in Arusha. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kigali to Arusha.
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  • Distance: 470.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Kigali, Rwanda and Arusha, Tanzania?

Auric Air Services Limited, Rwandair Express and three other airlines fly from Kigali to Arusha every 4 hours.

Airlines
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Lake Manyara
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Air Excel
Website
airexcelonline.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Seronera
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Regional Air Services
Website
regionaltanzania.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Kigali to Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Grumeti
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Kigali to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
VIP
$42
FC
$39
BIZ
$37
East Africa Shuttles
Website
eastafricashuttles.com
Shuttle from Nairobi to Arusha
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
eastafricashuttles.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kilimanjaro to Arusha
Ave. Duration
48 min
Estimated price
$18 - $22

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The best way to get from Kigali to Kigali Airport is to drive which takes 16 min and costs .

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