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There are 7 ways to get from Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Eldoret, bus

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Eldoret (EDL)
  2. Take the bus from Eldoret to Malaba
  3. Take the bus from Malaba to Mbale

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Bus via Tuskys

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mbale

Fly to Entebbe, drive

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Entebbe (EBB)
  2. Drive from Entebbe to Mbale

Fly to Kisumu, bus

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Kisumu (KIS)
  2. Take the bus from Kisumu to Mumias
  3. Take the bus from Malaba to Mbale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mbale

Bus via Malaba

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

Drive

  1. Drive from Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale is to bus via Tuskys, which costs $24 - $40 and takes 9h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 4h 46m.

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The distance between Nairobi Airport (NBO) and Mbale is 407 km. The road distance is 517.8 km.

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The best way to get from Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale without a car is to bus via Tuskys which takes 9h 1m and costs $24 - $40.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Eldoret Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale is 518 km. It takes approximately 7h 23m to drive from Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale.

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Fly540 and Jambojet Limited offer flights from Nairobi Airport to Eldoret Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Nairobi Airport (NBO) to Mbale.
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  • Distance: 406.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Nairobi Airport (NBO), Kenya and Mbale, Uganda?

Easy Coach operates a bus from Nairobi to Mbale twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $22 and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Uganda Airlines
Website
ugandairlines.com
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $260
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
African Express
Website
africanexpress.net
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$17 - $260
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $320
Bus operators
Tahmeed Coach Ltd
Phone
0729356561
Website
tahmeedexpress.com
Bus from Eldoret to Malaba
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
tahmeedexpress.com
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Malaba to Mbale
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mbale
Ave. Duration
10h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Book at
mashpoa.com
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.com
Bus from Kisumu to Mumias
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
coastbus.com
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
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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