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There are 3 ways to get from Nakuru to Karen by bus, car or plane

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Bus, Matatu

  1. Take the bus from Nakuru to Naivasha
  2. Take the Matatu from Naivasha to Nairobi

Drive

  1. Drive from Nakuru to Karen

Bus, fly

  1. Take the bus from Nakuru to Eldoret
  2. Fly from Eldoret (EDL) to Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

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The cheapest way to get from Nakuru to Karen is to bus and Matatu which costs $9 - $11 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Nakuru to Karen is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nakuru to Karen. However, there are services departing from Nakuru and arriving at Karen/Karen Shopping Centre via Naivasha and Ambassadeur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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It is 134 km from Nakuru to Karen. It is approximately 158.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Nakuru to Karen without a car is to bus and Matatu which takes 3h 53m and costs $9 - $11.

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It takes approximately 3h 53m to get from Nakuru to Karen, including transfers.

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Nakuru to Karen bus services, operated by Coast Bus, depart from Nakuru station.

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The quickest flight from Eldoret Airport to Nairobi Wilson Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Nakuru to Karen bus services, operated by Nairobi Matatu, arrive at Nairobi station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nakuru to Karen is 159 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Nakuru to Karen.

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  • Distance: 133.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 53m

What companies run services between Nakuru, Kenya and Karen, Kenya?

You can take a bus from Nakuru to Karen via Naivasha, Nairobi, and Ambassadeur in around 3h 53m.

Airlines
Skyward Express
Website
skywardexpress.co.ke
Flights from Eldoret to Nairobi Wilson
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Bus operators
Coast Bus
Website
coastbus.com
Bus from Nakuru to Naivasha
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Bus from Nakuru to Eldoret
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
coastbus.com
Nairobi Matatu
Website
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Naivasha to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com

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Skyward Express offers flights from Eldoret Airport to Nairobi Wilson Airport.

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