There are 10 ways to get from Nairobi to Kilifi by plane, taxi, car ferry, car, 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 to Mombasa, taxi  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Mombasa (MBA) NBO - MBA
  2. Take a taxi from Mombasa to Kilifi

$189 - $390

Cheapest option

Fly Nairobi to Ukunda, car ferry, drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Ukunda (UKA) NBO - UKA
  2. Take the car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
  3. Drive from Mombasa to Kilifi

$53 - $357

8 alternative options

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa, taxi  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Mombasa (MBA) WIL - MBA
  2. Take a taxi from Mombasa to Kilifi

$191 - $566

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Malindi, taxi  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Malindi (MYD) WIL - MYD
  2. Take a taxi from Malindi to Kilifi

$178 - $475

Fly Nairobi to Malindi, taxi  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Malindi (MYD) NBO - MYD
  2. Take a taxi from Malindi to Kilifi

$180 - $362

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda, car ferry, drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Ukunda (UKA) WIL - UKA
  2. Take the car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
  3. Drive from Mombasa to Kilifi

$88 - $283

Madaraka Express, drive  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the Madaraka Express from Nairobi to Mariakani
  2. Drive from Mariakani to Kilifi

$55 - $86

Bus Coast Bus, taxi  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
  2. Take a taxi from Mombasa to Kilifi

$141 - $183

Bus MASH, taxi  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mombasa
  2. Take a taxi from Mombasa to Kilifi

$155 - $185

Drive  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Kilifi 337.6 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Kilifi is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Kilifi is to fly and taxi which costs $170 - $480 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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The distance between Nairobi and Kilifi is 426 km. The road distance is 540.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Nairobi to Kilifi, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Kilifi without a car is to Madaraka Express and drive which takes 7 h 13 min and costs $50 - $90.

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Kilifi.
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  • Distance: 266.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

There is no direct connection from Nairobi to Kilifi. However, you can take the bus to Passenger Boarding, take the walk to Nairobi airport, fly to Mombasa, then take the taxi to Kilifi. Alternatively, you can take the line 125 bus to Wilson Airport/Shell, take the walk to Nairobi Wilson airport, fly to Mombasa, then take the taxi to Kilifi.

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 Malindi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
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 Malindi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Nairobi to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
East African Safari Air Express
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 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa via Ukunda
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda via Masai Mara
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Silverstone Air Services
Website
silverstoneair.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Malindi via Lamu
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
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
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Train from Nairobi to Mariakani
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 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 Likoni to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke
Other operators
Taxi from Mombasa to Kilifi
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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