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

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 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

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  22 h 27 min

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

$42 - $54

2 alternative options

Fly to Arusha  •  4 h 35 min

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

$231 - $871

Drive  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kigali to Arusha 687.5 miles

$90 - $130

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

Rwandair Express, Precision Air and six other airlines fly from Kigali to Arusha every 3 hours.

Airlines
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Kigali to Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Precision Air
Website
precisionairtz.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Nairobi, Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Air Excel
Website
airexcelonline.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 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
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Nairobi, Kilimanjaro
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Regional Air Services
Website
regionaltanzania.com
Flights from Kigali to Arusha via Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Kigali to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
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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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Kigali to Arusha is to bus and shuttle which costs $40 - $55 and takes 22 h 27 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Kigali to Arusha, including transfers.