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There are 4 ways to get from Nairobi to Makindu by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Nairobi to Kibwezi Inter-county

Cheapest option

Fly, drive  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Amboseli (ASV) WIL - ASV
  2. Drive from Amboseli to Makindu

2 alternative options

Line 110 bus, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the line 110 bus from Easy Coach/Uchumi to Kitengela 110
  2. Take the train from Athi River to Kibwezi Inter-county

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Makindu 170.4 km

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The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Makindu is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Makindu is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 47m.

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The distance between Nairobi and Makindu is 157 km. The road distance is 170.4 km.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Makindu without a car is to train which takes 2h 49m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Nairobi to Makindu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Amboseli Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Makindu is 170 km. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Nairobi to Makindu.

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AirKenya Express and Safarilink offer flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Amboseli Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Makindu. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Wilson Airport is to line 24 bus which takes 6 min and costs .

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  • Distance: 157.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Makindu, Turkana, Kenya?

Kenya Railways operates a train from Nairobi to Kibwezi once daily, and the journey takes 2h 14m.

Airlines
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Amboseli
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Amboseli
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Phone
0709 388 888
Email
info@krc.co.ke
Website
krc.co.ke
Train from Nairobi to Kibwezi
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
metickets.krc.co.ke
Train from Athi River to Kibwezi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
metickets.krc.co.ke
Bus operators
Nairobi Matatu
Website
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Easy Coach/Uchumi to Kitengela
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com

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