There are 3 ways to get from Nairobi to Kampala by plane, bus or car

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  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Entebbe (EBB) NBO - EBB

$123 - $333

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kampala

$13 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Kampala 409.4 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Kampala is to bus which costs $13 - $35 and takes 11 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Kampala is to fly which costs $120 - $340 and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Nairobi and Kampala is 503 km. The road distance is 655.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Nairobi to Kampala, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nairobi and arriving at Kampala. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 31 min.

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What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda?

Fly540, African Express and four other airlines fly from Nairobi to Kampala every 2 hours. Alternatively, MASH operates a bus from Nairobi to Kampala 3 times a day. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 11 h 31 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
African Express
Website
africanexpress.net
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $270
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Nairobi to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Bus operators
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Kampala
Ave. Duration
11 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kampala
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
The Guardian Coach
Website
theguardiancoach.com
Bus from Nairobi to Kampala
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
theguardian.co.ke
Easy Coach
Phone
+254 738 200314
Email
ict@easycoach.co.ke
Website
easycoach.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Kampala
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
easycoach.co.ke

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