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There are 6 ways to get from Nairobi to Kakamega by plane, taxi, bus or car

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Fly Nairobi to Kisumu, taxi

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kakamega

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Kisumu, taxi

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

Fly Nairobi to Eldoret International, bus

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Eldoret International (EDL)
  2. Take the bus from Kapsabet to Kakamega

Matatu, bus

  1. Take the Matatu from Nairobi to Naivasha
  2. Take the bus from Naivasha to Kakamega

Drive

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Kakamega

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Kakamega is to bus which costs $5 - $21 and takes 7h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Nairobi to Kakamega is to fly and taxi. Taking this option will cost $170 - $240 and takes 1h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nairobi and arriving at Kakamega. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 15m.

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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 Matatu and bus which takes 6h 17m and costs $11 - $16.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from Nairobi to Kakamega, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Kisumu Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Nairobi to Kakamega bus services, operated by Coast Bus, arrive at Kakamega station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Kakamega is 378 km. It takes approximately 5h 38m to drive from Nairobi to Kakamega.

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  • Distance: 288.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Nairobi to Kakamega via Naivasha in around 6h 17m.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret International
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret International
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Renegade Air
Website
flyrenegadeair.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$17 - $300
Seven Four Eight Air Services
Website
748airservicesltd.com
Flights from Nairobi to Kisumu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Nairobi to Eldoret International
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Bus operators
MASH
Phone
+254 730 889 000
Email
info@masheastafrica.com
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Kapsabet to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
Bus from Nairobi to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
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mashpoa.com
VIP
$21
Business
$20
Normal
$16
Nairobi Matatu
Website
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Nairobi to Naivasha
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.co.ke
Bus from Naivasha to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 0202210711
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke
The Guardian Coach
Phone
+254 726 511 628
Email
info@theguardiancoach.com
Website
theguardian.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
theguardiancoach.com
Book at
theguardian.co.ke
Crown Bus
Other operators
Taxi from Kisumu to Kakamega
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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Seven Four Eight Air Services, Kenya Airways and Jambojet Limited offer flights from Nairobi Airport to Kisumu Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs $35 - $45.

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