There are 6 ways to get from Mbale to Nairobi by car, plane or bus

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Drive to Kitale, fly to Nairobi Wilson  •  4 h 5 min

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

$80 - $162

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Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Mbale to Nairobi

$13 - $25

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Drive to Eldoret, fly to Nairobi Wilson  •  4 h 27 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 30 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 - $238

Drive  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Mbale to Nairobi 310.8 miles

$40 - $65

Questions & Answers

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.

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The distance between Mbale and Nairobi is 394 km. The road distance is 497.3 km.

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The best way to get from Mbale to Nairobi without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Mbale to Nairobi, including transfers.

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Mbale to Nairobi bus services, operated by Easy Coach, depart from Mbale station.

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The quickest flight from Kitale Airport to Nairobi Wilson Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Mbale to Nairobi bus services, operated by Easy Coach, arrive at Nairobi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mbale to Nairobi is 497 km. It takes approximately 7 h 8 min to drive from Mbale to Nairobi.

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East African Safari Air Express and Safarilink offer flights from Kitale Airport to Nairobi Wilson Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Mbale to Nairobi.
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  • Distance: 246.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

Easy Coach operates a bus from Mbale to Nairobi twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $25 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Eldoret to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Kitale to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Flights from Eldoret to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Kitale to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Flights from Kisumu to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
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
41 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
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
$13 - $25
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke

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