There are 4 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.

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Fly  •  4 h

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

$123 - $333

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Bus MASH  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Kampala

$12 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus Crown Bus  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Bungoma
  2. Take the bus from Bungoma to Kampala

$15 - $18

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Kampala 409.4 miles

$55 - $85

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

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Kampala without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 31 min and costs .

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

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Nairobi to Kampala bus services, operated by MASH, depart from Nairobi station.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Kampala is to fly which takes 4 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 31 min.

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

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Nairobi to Kampala bus services, operated by MASH, arrive at Kampala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Kampala is 655 km. It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to drive from Nairobi to Kampala.

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Fly540, African Express, East African Safari Air Express and three other airlines offer flights from Nairobi Airport to Entebbe Airport.

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Kampala.
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  • Distance: 314.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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 to Saturday
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, Wednesday, 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
Bus from Bungoma to Kampala
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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
$12 - $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
Crown Bus
Website
crownbus.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Bungoma
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
crownbus.co.ke

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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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