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There are 8 ways to get from Mombasa to Kakamega by plane, taxi, car ferry, bus, car or train

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Fly Mombasa to Kisumu, taxi  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from Mombasa (MBA) to Kisumu (KIS) MBA - KIS
  2. Take a taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega

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Bus  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Mombasa to Kakamega

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Car ferry to Ukunda, fly to Kisumu, taxi  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni
  2. Fly from Ukunda (UKA) to Kisumu (KIS) UKA - KIS
  3. Take a taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega

Fly Mombasa to Eldoret International, bus  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Mombasa (MBA) to Eldoret International (EDL) MBA - EDL
  2. Take the bus from Kapsabet to Kakamega

Fly Mombasa to Kitale, drive  •  16h 7m

  1. Fly from Mombasa (MBA) to Kitale (KTL) MBA - KTL
  2. Drive from Kitale to Kakamega

Train, Matatu, bus  •  12h 38m

  1. Take the train from Mombasa to Nairobi
  2. Take the Matatu from Nairobi to Naivasha
  3. Take the bus from Naivasha to Kakamega

Bus via Mumias  •  19h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Mombasa to Mumias

Drive  •  12h 49m

  1. Drive from Mombasa to Kakamega 863.6 km

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The cheapest way to get from Mombasa to Kakamega is to bus which costs $14 - $17 and takes 12h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Mombasa to Kakamega is to fly and taxi which costs $200 - $240 and takes 3h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mombasa and arriving at Kakamega. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 29m.

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The distance between Mombasa and Kakamega is 728 km. The road distance is 863.6 km.

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The best way to get from Mombasa to Kakamega without a car is to bus which takes 12h 29m and costs $14 - $17.

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It takes approximately 3h 36m to get from Mombasa to Kakamega, including transfers.

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Mombasa to Kakamega bus services, operated by Coast Bus, depart from Mombasa station.

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There is no direct flight from Mombasa Airport to Kisumu Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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Mombasa to Kakamega bus services, operated by Coast Bus, arrive at Kakamega station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mombasa to Kakamega is 864 km. It takes approximately 12h 49m to drive from Mombasa to Kakamega.

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  • Distance: 728.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 36m

What companies run services between Mombasa, Kenya and Kakamega, Kenya?

Coast Bus operates a bus from Mombasa to Kakamega once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $17 and the journey takes 12h 29m.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Mombasa to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Flights from Ukunda to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $180
Flights from Mombasa to Eldoret International via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Mombasa to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Flights from Ukunda to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Flights from Mombasa to Eldoret International
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Flights from Mombasa to Eldoret International via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Seven Four Eight Air Services
Website
748airservicesltd.com
Flights from Ukunda to Kisumu via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Renegade Air
Website
flyrenegadeair.com
Flights from Ukunda to Kisumu via Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Skyward Express
Website
skywardexpress.co.ke
Flights from Mombasa to Eldoret International via Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Mombasa to Kitale via Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Phone
0709 388 888
Email
info@krc.co.ke
Website
krc.co.ke
Train from Mombasa to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $26
Schedules at
metickets.krc.co.ke
Economy
$9
First Class
$26
Bus operators
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Kapsabet to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Book at
mashpoa.com
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.co.ke
Bus from Mombasa to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
12h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Bus from Naivasha to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Nairobi Matatu
Website
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Nairobi to Naivasha
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com
Tahmeed Coach Ltd
Phone
0729356561
Website
tahmeedexpress.com
Bus from Mombasa to Mumias
Ave. Duration
17h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
tahmeedexpress.com
Ferry operators
Kenya Ferries
Phone
254 20 2118344
Email
info@kenyaferry.co.ke
Website
kenyaferry.co.ke
Car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke
Other operators
Taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Fly540, Kenya Airways and Jambojet Limited offer flights from Mombasa Airport to Kisumu Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Kakamega. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mombasa to Mombasa Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $19 - $24.

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