There are 4 ways to get from Nairobi to Livingstone by plane, bus, train 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 to Livingstone  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Livingstone (LVI) NBO - LVI

$306 - $721

3 alternative options

Fly to Victoria Falls  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Victoria Falls (VFA) NBO - VFA

$381 - $1,138

Bus, train  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Arusha
  2. Take the bus from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
  3. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Tunduma
  4. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
  5. Take the bus from Lusaka to Livingstone

Drive  •  45 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Livingstone 1887.1 miles

$340 - $500

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Livingstone, Zambia?

Kenya Airways flies from Nairobi to Livingstone 4 times a week.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Nairobi to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Tunduma
Ave. Duration
32 h 49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Bus operators
Marangu Luxury Shuttles
Website
marangushuttles.com
Bus from Nairobi to Arusha
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
marangushuttles.com
Jipa Connection
Website
jipaconnection.com
Bus from Arusha to Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
jipaconnection.com
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$10 - $15

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nairobi to Livingstone?

The distance between Nairobi and Livingstone is 2196 km. The road distance is 3019 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Livingstone?

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Livingstone is to drive which costs $340 - $500 and takes 45 h 1 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Nairobi to Livingstone?

The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Livingstone is to fly which takes 6 h 10 min and costs $300 - $750.

How long does it take to get from Nairobi to Livingstone?

It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Nairobi to Livingstone, including transfers.