There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly Nairobi Wilson to Malindi  •  2 h 38 min

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

$93 - $370

Cheapest option

Madaraka Express, drive  •  8 h 5 min

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

$58 - $93

6 alternative options

Fly Nairobi to Malindi  •  3 h 19 min

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

$95 - $257

Fly Nairobi to Mombasa, drive  •  4 h 28 min

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

$59 - $225

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

  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  •  4 h 50 min

  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  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Nairobi to Malindi

$63 - $85

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  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 9 h 2 min.

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

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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 9 h 50 min and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min 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 2 h 38 min and costs $90 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 9 h 50 min.

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

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

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Silverstone Air Services and AirKenya Express offer flights from Nairobi Wilson Airport to Malindi Airport.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Watamu. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nairobi to Nairobi Wilson Airport is to line 125 bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Nairobi to Watamu.
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  • Distance: 264.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

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

Silverstone Air Services and AirKenya Express fly from Nairobi to Watamu twice daily. Alternatively, MASH operates a bus from Nairobi to Watamu twice daily. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 9 h 23 min. Modern Coast also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Jambojet Limited
Website
jambojet.com
Flights from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa via Ukunda
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Fly540
Website
fly540.com
Flights from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Nairobi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Silverstone Air Services
Website
silverstoneair.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Malindi
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
AirKenya Express
Website
airkenya.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Malindi via Lamu
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Skyward Express
Website
skywardexpress.co.ke
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
Safarilink
Website
flysafarilink.com
Flights from Nairobi Wilson to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Train operators
Kenya Railways
Train from Nairobi to Mariakani
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $30
Schedules at
krc.co.ke
Economy
$10
First Class
$30
Bus operators
MASH
Website
masheastafrica.com
Bus from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
masheastafrica.com
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Malindi
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
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
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke

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