There are 3 ways to get from Nairobi to Turkana by train, taxi, bus or car

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Recommended option

Madaraka Express, taxi  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the Madaraka Express from Nairobi to Emali
  2. Take a taxi from Emali to Wote

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Easy Coach/Uchumi to Devki 110Ath
  2. Drive from Devki to Wote

$9 - $14

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Wote 84.6 miles

$12 - $18

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The distance between Nairobi and Turkana is 498 km. The road distance is 135.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Turkana without a car is to Madaraka Express and taxi which takes 2 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Nairobi to Turkana, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Turkana is 135 km. It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to drive from Nairobi to Turkana.

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There are four+ hotels available in Turkana. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Turkana.
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  • Distance: 311.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

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

There is no direct connection from Nairobi to Wote. However, you can take the taxi to Nairobi, take the Madaraka Express to Emali, then take the taxi to Wote. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Devki then take the drive to Wote.

Train operators
Kenya Railways
Train from Nairobi to Emali
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Once daily
Schedules at
Bus operators
Nairobi Matatu
Bus from Easy Coach/Uchumi to Devki
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from Emali to Wote
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160

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