There are 5 ways to get from Nairobi to Livingstone by plane, bus, ferry, car or train

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Fly to Livingstone  •  6 h 10 min

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

$306 - $721

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Bus, ferry, drive  •  5 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
  2. Take the ferry from Mwanza to Bukoba
  3. Drive from Bukoba to Kigoma
  4. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
  5. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
  6. Take the bus from Lusaka to Livingstone

$235 - $273

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, ferry, drive, Kafue  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
  2. Take the ferry from Mwanza to Bukoba
  3. Drive from Bukoba to Kipili
  4. Take the ferry from Kipili to Kasanga
  5. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
  6. Take the Kafue from Lusaka to Livingstone

Drive  •  45 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Livingstone 1887.1 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The distance between Nairobi and Livingstone is 2196 km. The road distance is 3019.3 km.

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

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Livingstone Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 15 min.

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Livingstone is 1 h behind Nairobi. It is currently 12:03 AM in Nairobi and 11:03 PM in Livingstone.

Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Livingstone is 3019 km. It takes approximately 45 h 1 min to drive from Nairobi to Livingstone.

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Kenya Airways offers flights from Nairobi Airport to Livingstone Airport.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Livingstone. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Livingstone.
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  • Distance: 1372.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 10 min

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
Zambia Railways
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
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
$7 - $12
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$7 - $12
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Mwanza to Bukoba
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45
ferry
Ferry from Kipili to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
2 days 22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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