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There are 3 ways to get from Nairobi to Blantyre by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 5m

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Blantyre (BLZ) NBO - BLZ

$213 - $853

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Bus, train  •  4 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Moshi
  2. Take the bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
  3. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Serenje
  4. Take the bus from Serenje to Lusaka
  5. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  6. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

Drive  •  35h 12m

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Blantyre 1402.6 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Blantyre is to drive which costs $220 - $330 and takes 35h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Blantyre is to fly which costs $210 - $900 and takes 3h 5m.

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The distance between Nairobi and Blantyre is 1625 km. The road distance is 2244.1 km.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Blantyre without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 days 15h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 5m to get from Nairobi to Blantyre, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Blantyre Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Blantyre is 1h behind Nairobi. It is currently 12:59 AM in Nairobi and 11:59 PM in Blantyre.

Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Blantyre is 2244 km. It takes approximately 35h 12m to drive from Nairobi to Blantyre.

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Kenya Airways offers flights from Nairobi Airport to Blantyre Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Blantyre. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Blantyre.
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  • Distance: 1015.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 5m

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Blantyre, Malawi?

Kenya Airways flies from Nairobi to Blantyre 3 times a week.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Serenje
Ave. Duration
38h 59m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$26 - $40
Express
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Nairobi to Moshi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Kidia One Express
Phone
0719766088
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Moshi to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Serenje to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1,277
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Airport is to taxi which takes 19m and costs $40 - $50.

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