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There are 5 ways to get from Nairobi to Burundi by plane, car or bus

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Fly to Bujumbura  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Bujumbura (BJM) NBO - BJM

$160 - $248

4 alternative options

Fly to Kigali, drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Kigali (KGL) NBO - KGL
  2. Drive from Kigali to Muyinga

Fly to Kamembe, drive  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Kamembe (KME) NBO - KME
  2. Drive from Kamembe to Bubanza

Bus, drive  •  22 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kigali
  2. Take the bus from Kigali to Huye
  3. Drive from Huye to Bujumbura

Drive  •  20 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Bujumbura 848.3 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Burundi is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Burundi is to fly which costs $160 - $250 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Nairobi and Burundi is 804 km. The road distance is 1357.4 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Nairobi to Burundi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Bujumbura Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Burundi is 1 h behind Nairobi. It is currently 3:31 PM in Nairobi and 2:31 PM in Burundi.

Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Burundi is 1357 km. It takes approximately 20 h 22 min to drive from Nairobi to Burundi.

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Kenya Airways offers flights from Nairobi Airport to Bujumbura Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Burundi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Airport is to bus which takes 50 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Burundi.
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  • Distance: 502.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Burundi?

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

Airlines
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Nairobi to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Nairobi to Kamembe via Kigali
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Nairobi to Kamembe via Dar es Salaam, Kigali
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Nairobi to Kamembe via Mombasa, Kigali
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Nairobi to Kamembe via Harare, Kigali
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Bujumbura
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Nairobi to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Flights from Nairobi to Kigali via Bujumbura
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kigali
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
VIP
$42
FC
$39
BIZ
$37
Volcano Express Ltd
Phone
250 722 000233
Email
info@cargopress.com
Website
volcanoexpress.co.rw
Bus from Kigali to Huye
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
volcanoexpress.co.rw

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