There are 6 ways to get from Mbale 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 to Kitale, fly to Nairobi Wilson  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Mbale to Kitale
  2. Fly from Kitale (KTL) to Nairobi Wilson (WIL) KTL - WIL

$80 - $162

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Mbale to Nairobi

$14 - $25

4 alternative options

Drive to Eldoret, fly to Nairobi Wilson  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Mbale to Eldoret
  2. Fly from Eldoret (EDL) to Nairobi Wilson (WIL) EDL - WIL

$72 - $82

Drive to Eldoret, fly to Nairobi  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Mbale to Eldoret
  2. Fly from Eldoret (EDL) to Nairobi (NBO) EDL - NBO

$63 - $97

Drive, bus to Kisumu, fly to Nairobi Wilson  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Mbale to Busia
  2. Take the bus from Busia to Kisumu
  3. Fly from Kisumu (KIS) to Nairobi Wilson (WIL) KIS - WIL

$51 - $239

Drive  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Mbale to Nairobi 310.8 miles

$40 - $65

What companies run services between Mbale, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya?

Easy Coach operates a bus from Mbale to Nairobi twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Eldoret to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Eldoret to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$19 - $170
Silverstone Air Services
Website
silverstoneair.com
Flights from Kisumu to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $200
Skyward Express
Website
skywardexpress.co.ke
Flights from Eldoret to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Kitale to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Kitale to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Busia to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 738 200314
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Mbale to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mbale to Nairobi?

The distance between Mbale and Nairobi is 394 km. The road distance is 497 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Mbale to Nairobi is to bus which costs $14 - $25 and takes 7 h.

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

The quickest way to get from Mbale to Nairobi is to drive and fly which takes 4 h 10 min and costs $80 - $170.

Is there a direct bus between Mbale and Nairobi?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mbale and arriving at Nairobi. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Mbale to Nairobi, including transfers.