There are 3 ways to get from Kigali to Nairobi by car, plane or bus

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

Drive, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Kigali to Kigali
  2. Fly from Kigali (KGL) to Nairobi (NBO) KGL - NBO

$130 - $260

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Kigali to Nairobi

$16 - $30

1 alternative option

Drive  •  16 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Kigali to Nairobi 726.9 miles

$100 - $150

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

Modern Coast operates a bus from Kigali to Nairobi twice daily. Tickets cost $16 - $30 and the journey takes 16 h 16 min.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Kigali to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Flights from Kigali to Nairobi via Bujumbura
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Kigali to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Kigali to Nairobi via Entebbe
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Kigali to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
16 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Schedules at
modern.co.ke

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kigali to Nairobi?

The distance between Kigali and Nairobi is 755 km. The road distance is 1163 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kigali to Nairobi?

The cheapest way to get from Kigali to Nairobi is to bus which costs $16 - $30 and takes 16 h 16 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kigali to Nairobi?

The quickest way to get from Kigali to Nairobi is to drive and fly which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $130 - $260.

Is there a direct bus between Kigali and Nairobi?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kigali and arriving at Nairobi. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 16 min.

How long does it take to get from Kigali to Nairobi?

It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Kigali to Nairobi, including transfers.