There are 3 ways to get from Nairobi to Maputo 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  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Maputo (MPM) NBO - MPM

$250 - $500

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 days 11 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 Serenje
  4. Take the bus from Serenje to Lusaka
  5. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  6. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo

Drive  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Maputo 2613.6 miles

$370 - $550

What companies run services between Nairobi, Kenya and Maputo, Mozambique?

Kenya Airways, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and South African Airways fly from Nairobi to Maputo twice daily.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Maputo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi to Maputo via Pemba
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $500
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Nairobi to Maputo
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi to Maputo via Pemba
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $500
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Nairobi to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Serenje
Ave. Duration
3 days 5 h
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 Serenje to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Nairobi to Maputo?

The distance between Nairobi and Maputo is 2782 km. The road distance is 4182 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Maputo is to fly which costs $250 - $500 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Maputo is to fly which takes 7 h 7 min and costs $250 - $500.

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

It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Nairobi to Maputo, including transfers.