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There are 9 ways to get from Nairobi to Diani Beach by plane, car, car ferry, train 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 Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Ukunda (UKA) WIL - UKA

$80 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus Coast Bus, car ferry  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
  2. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni Likoni Ferry

$15 - $20

7 alternative options

Fly Nairobi to Mombasa, drive, car ferry  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Mombasa (MBA) NBO - MBA
  2. Drive from Mombasa to Mombasa
  3. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni
  4. Drive from Likoni to Diani Beach

$53 - $217

Fly Nairobi to Ukunda  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Ukunda (UKA) NBO - UKA

$45 - $350

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa, car ferry, drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Mombasa (MBA) WIL - MBA
  2. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni
  3. Drive from Likoni to Diani Beach

$55 - $393

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Vipingo, car ferry  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Vipingo (VPG) WIL - VPG
  2. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni

$56 - $377

Madaraka Express, car ferry  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the Madaraka Express from Nairobi to Mombasa
  2. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni Likoni Ferry

$50 - $82

Bus MASH, car ferry  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
  2. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni Likoni Ferry

$29 - $31

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Diani Beach 337.3 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Diani Beach is to bus and car ferry which costs $15 - $20 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Diani Beach is to fly which costs $80 - $270 and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Nairobi and Diani Beach is 454 km. The road distance is 539.8 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Nairobi to Diani Beach, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Ukunda Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Diani Beach is 540 km. It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to drive from Nairobi to Diani Beach.

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East African Safari Air Express, Silverstone Air Services, Safarilink and AirKenya Express offer flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Ukunda Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Diani Beach. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Wilson Airport is to line 24 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Diani Beach.
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  • Distance: 283.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Diani Beach, Kenya?

East African Safari Air Express, Silverstone Air Services and two other airlines fly from Nairobi to Diani Beach every 4 hours.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Nairobi to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Nairobi to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Vipingo via Ukunda
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Silverstone Air Services
Website
silverstoneair.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Skyward Express
Website
skywardexpress.co.ke
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Train from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $30
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Economy
$10
First Class
$30
Bus operators
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
coastbus.com
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Ferry operators
Kenya Ferries
Phone
254 20 2118344
Email
info@kenyaferry.co.ke
Website
kenyaferry.co.ke
Car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke

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