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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Bujumbura, taxi  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Bujumbura (BJM) NBO - BJM
  2. Take a taxi from Bujumbura to Bujumbura

$160 - $248

4 alternative options

Fly to Kigali, drive  •  6 h 49 min

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

Fly to Kamembe, drive  •  13 h 30 min

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

Bus, drive  •  21 h 17 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

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Burundi?

There is no direct connection from Nairobi to Bujumbura. However, you can take the bus to Passenger Boarding, take the walk to Nairobi airport, fly to Bujumbura, then take the taxi to Bujumbura. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Passenger Boarding, take the walk to Nairobi airport, fly to Kigali, then take the drive to Muyinga.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Bujumbura
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Nairobi to Bujumbura via Kigali
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $490
Flights from Nairobi to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Flights from Nairobi to Kigali via Bujumbura
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Nairobi to Kigali
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from Nairobi to Kamembe via Kigali
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Nairobi to Kamembe via Bujumbura, Kigali
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Nairobi to Kamembe via Dar es Salaam, Kigali
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Nairobi to Kamembe via Mombasa, Kigali
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kigali
Ave. Duration
16 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
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
$3
Schedules at
volcanoexpress.co.rw
Other operators
Taxi from Bujumbura to Bujumbura
Ave. Duration
9 min
Estimated price
$6 - $8

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nairobi to Burundi?

The distance between Nairobi and Burundi is 804 km. The road distance is 1357 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Burundi?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Nairobi to Burundi?

The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Burundi is to fly and taxi which takes 4 h 39 min and costs $160 - $250.

How long does it take to get from Nairobi to Burundi?

It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Nairobi to Burundi, including transfers.