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Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Kigali to Kyanika
  2. Take the bus from Kyanika to Kampala
  3. Take the bus from Kampala to Kisumu
  4. Take the bus from Kisumu to Mumias
  5. Drive from Mumias to Kitale

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kigali to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kitale

Drive

  1. Drive from Kigali to Kitale

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Kigali (KGL) to Eldoret (EDL)
  2. Take the bus from Eldoret to Kitale

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The cheapest way to get from Kigali to Kitale is to bus which costs $30 - $55 and takes 26h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Kigali to Kitale is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 11h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kigali to Kitale. However, there are services departing from Kigali and arriving at Kitale via Nairobi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 43m.

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The distance between Kigali and Kitale is 641 km. The road distance is 844.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kigali to Kitale without a car is to bus which takes 26h 43m and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 17h 22m to get from Kigali to Kitale, including transfers.

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Kigali to Kitale bus services, operated by Modern Coast, depart from Kigali station.

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There is no direct flight from Kigali Airport to Eldoret Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 30m and has one stopover.

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Kigali to Kitale bus services, operated by Easy Coach, arrive at Kitale station.

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Kitale is 1h ahead of Kigali. It is currently 5:41 PM in Kigali and 6:41 PM in Kitale.

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  • Distance: 641.3 km
  • Duration: 17h 22m

What companies run services between Kigali, Rwanda and Kitale, Kenya?

You can take a bus from Kigali to Kitale via Nairobi and Nairobi in around 26h 43m.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kigali to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $310
Flights from Kigali to Eldoret via Goma, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $420
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Kigali to Eldoret via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $300
Flights from Kigali to Eldoret via Goma, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $420
Flights from Kigali to Eldoret via Nairobi, Mombasa
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $440
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kyanika to Kampala
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 0202210711
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kitale
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.com
Bus from Kisumu to Mumias
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Modern Coast
Phone
+254 709 897 000
Email
customercare@modern.co.ke
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Kigali to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
BIZ
$32 - $35
Tahmeed Coach Ltd
Phone
0729356561
Website
tahmeedexpress.com
Bus from Eldoret to Kitale
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
tahmeedexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Kigali to Kitale is 845 km. It takes approximately 11h 45m to drive from Kigali to Kitale.

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Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways and Jambojet Limited offer flights from Kigali Airport to Eldoret Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Kitale. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kigali to Kigali Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $1.

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