There are 4 ways to get from Livingstone to Nairobi by plane, bus, ferry or car

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Fly from Livingstone  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Livingstone (LVI) to Nairobi (NBO) LVI - NBO

$299 - $761

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Bus, ferry, drive  •  5 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
  2. Take the bus from Lusaka to Mpulungu
  3. Take the ferry from Mpulungu to Kigoma
  4. Drive from Kigoma to Bukoba
  5. Take the ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza
  6. Take the bus from Mwanza to Nairobi

$237 - $274

2 alternative options

Fly from Victoria Falls  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Victoria Falls (VFA) to Nairobi (NBO) VFA - NBO

$334 - $1,106

Drive  •  44 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Livingstone to Nairobi 1886.6 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The distance between Livingstone and Nairobi is 2196 km. The road distance is 3018.6 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Livingstone to Nairobi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Livingstone Airport to Nairobi Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 5 min.

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Nairobi is 1 h ahead of Livingstone. It is currently 1:24 PM in Livingstone and 2:24 PM in Nairobi.

Yes, the driving distance between Livingstone to Nairobi is 3019 km. It takes approximately 44 h 59 min to drive from Livingstone to Nairobi.

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Kenya Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Livingstone Airport to Nairobi Airport.

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There are 1014+ hotels available in Nairobi. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Livingstone to Livingstone Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Livingstone to Nairobi.
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  • Distance: 1372.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Livingstone, Zambia and Nairobi, Kenya?

Kenya Airways and South African Airways fly from Livingstone to Nairobi 6 times a week.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Livingstone to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Victoria Falls to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Livingstone to Nairobi via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
Bus operators
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $12
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Mwanza to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Mpulungu to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
2 days 22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
ferry
Ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45

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