There are 3 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, 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  •  23 h 26 min

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

$46 - $67

1 alternative option

Drive  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Kigali to Arusha 687.5 miles

$90 - $130

Questions & Answers

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

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Map of how to get from Kigali to Arusha.
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  • Distance: 470.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

There is no direct connection from Kigali to Arusha. However, you can take the drive to Kigali airport, fly to Kilimanjaro, then take the taxi to Arusha. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kigali to Arusha via Nairobi and Nairobi in around 23 h 26 min.

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
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kigali to Kilimanjaro via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $360
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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