There are 8 ways to get from Nairobi to Kakamega by plane, taxi, car or bus

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Fly Nairobi to Kisumu, taxi  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Kisumu (KIS) NBO - KIS
  2. Take a taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega

$159 - $229

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kakamega

$6 - $19

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Fly Nairobi Wilson to Kisumu, taxi  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Kisumu (KIS) WIL - KIS
  2. Take a taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega

$139 - $385

Fly Nairobi to Eldoret, taxi  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Eldoret (EDL) NBO - EDL
  2. Take a taxi from Eldoret to Kakamega

$220 - $278

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Eldoret, taxi  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Eldoret (EDL) WIL - EDL
  2. Take a taxi from Eldoret to Kakamega

$224 - $265

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Kitale, drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Kitale (KTL) WIL - KTL
  2. Drive from Kitale to Kakamega

$77 - $151

Bus, taxi  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kisumu
  2. Take a taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega

$117 - $152

Drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Kakamega 236.2 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nairobi and arriving at Kakamega. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Nairobi and Kakamega is 288 km. The road distance is 378 km.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Kakamega without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 4 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Nairobi to Kakamega, including transfers.

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Nairobi to Kakamega bus services, operated by Easy Coach, depart from Nairobi station.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Kisumu Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Nairobi to Kakamega bus services, operated by Easy Coach, arrive at Kakamega station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Kakamega is 378 km. It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to drive from Nairobi to Kakamega.

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Fly540, Kenya Airways and Jambojet Limited offer flights from Nairobi Airport to Kisumu Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Kakamega. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Kakamega.
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  • Distance: 180.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Kakamega, Kenya?

Easy Coach operates a bus from Nairobi to Kakamega twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $19 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Crown Bus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret via Kisumu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Silverstone Air Services
Website
silverstoneair.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $250
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Kitale
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $140
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Kitale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $250
Skyward Express
Website
skywardexpress.co.ke
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Bus operators
The Guardian Coach
Website
theguardiancoach.com
Bus from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
theguardian.co.ke
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 738 200314
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
Crown Bus
Website
crownbus.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
crownbus.co.ke
Other operators
Taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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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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