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There are 9 ways to get from Nairobi to Watamu by plane, car, car ferry, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Nairobi to Malindi  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Malindi (MYD) NBO - MYD

$95 - $257

Cheapest option

Madaraka Express, drive  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the Madaraka Express from Nairobi to Mariakani
  2. Drive from Mariakani to Watamu

$58 - $93

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Fly Nairobi Wilson to Malindi  •  2h 38m

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Malindi (MYD) WIL - MYD

$93 - $370

Fly Nairobi to Mombasa, drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Nairobi (NBO) to Mombasa (MBA) NBO - MBA
  2. Drive from Mombasa to Watamu

$59 - $225

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa, drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Mombasa (MBA) WIL - MBA
  2. Drive from Mombasa to Watamu

$61 - $401

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda, car ferry, drive  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Nairobi Wilson (WIL) to Ukunda (UKA) WIL - UKA
  2. Take the car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
  3. Drive from Mombasa to Watamu

$92 - $290

Bus Modern Coast  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Malindi

$63 - $83

Bus MASH  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Malindi

$70 - $85

Drive  •  9h 2m

  1. Drive from Nairobi to Watamu 368.9 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Nairobi to Watamu is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Nairobi to Watamu is to fly which costs $90 - $370 and takes 2h 38m.

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The distance between Nairobi and Watamu is 423 km. The road distance is 590.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Watamu without a car is to bus which takes 8h 3m and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Nairobi to Watamu, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Watamu is to fly which takes 3h 19m and costs $95 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 8h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Nairobi Airport to Malindi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nairobi to Watamu is 590 km. It takes approximately 9h 2m to drive from Nairobi to Watamu.

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Fly540 and Jambojet Limited offer flights from Nairobi Airport to Malindi Airport.

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There are 281+ hotels available in Watamu. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Watamu.
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  • Distance: 264.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 19m

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

Jambojet Limited and Fly540 fly from Nairobi to Watamu twice daily. Alternatively, Modern Coast operates a bus from Nairobi to Watamu once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $18 and the journey takes 7h 36m.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Silverstone Air Services
Website
silverstoneair.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Skyward Express
Website
skywardexpress.co.ke
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Train from Nairobi to Mariakani
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $30
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Economy
$10
First Class
$30
Bus operators
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Ferry operators
Kenya Ferries
Phone
254 20 2118344
Email
info@kenyaferry.co.ke
Website
kenyaferry.co.ke
Car ferry from Likoni to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Airport is to bus which takes 50m and costs .

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