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There are 5 ways to get from Mwanza to Mbale by bus, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Mwanza to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mbale

Bus via Mbale

  1. Take the bus from Mwanza to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mbale

Bus via Malaba

  1. Take the bus from Mwanza to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Malaba
  3. Take the bus from Malaba to Mbale

Drive

  1. Drive from Mwanza to Mbale

Fly, drive

  1. Fly from Mwanza (MWZ) to Grumeti (GTZ)
  2. Drive from Grumeti to Mbale

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mwanza to Mbale is to bus which costs $24 - $45 and takes 19h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Mwanza to Mbale is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mwanza to Mbale. However, there are services departing from Mwanza and arriving at Mbale via Nairobi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 54m.

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The distance between Mwanza and Mbale is 425 km. The road distance is 667 km.

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The best way to get from Mwanza to Mbale without a car is to bus which takes 19h 54m and costs $24 - $45.

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It takes approximately 19h 54m to get from Mwanza to Mbale, including transfers.

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Mwanza to Mbale bus services, operated by Modern Coast, depart from Mwanza station.

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The quickest flight from Mwanza Airport to Grumeti Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mwanza to Mbale is 667 km. It takes approximately 9h 46m to drive from Mwanza to Mbale.

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  • Distance: 424.5 km
  • Duration: 19h 54m

What companies run services between Mwanza, Tanzania and Mbale, Uganda?

You can take a bus from Mwanza to Mbale via Nairobi and Nairobi in around 19h 54m.

Airlines
Charterlines, Inc.
Website
charterlines.com
Flights from Mwanza to Grumeti
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Auric Air Services Limited
Website
auricair.com
Flights from Mwanza to Grumeti
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 0202210711
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mbale
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mbale
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
Bus from Malaba to Mbale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Book at
mashpoa.com
The Guardian Coach
Phone
+254 726 511 628
Email
info@theguardiancoach.com
Website
theguardian.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Malaba
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
theguardiancoach.com
Book at
theguardian.co.ke

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Charterlines, Inc. and Auric Air Services Limited offer flights from Mwanza Airport to Grumeti Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Mbale. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mwanza to Mwanza Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs $4 - $5.

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