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There are 4 ways to get from Thika to Nairobi by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  1h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Thika Town to Ngara 237

Cheapest option

Uber  •  31m

  1. Take an Uber from Thika to Nairobi 26.7 miles

$6 - $8

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  31m

  1. Take a taxi from Thika to Nairobi 26.7 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  31m

  1. Drive from Thika to Nairobi 26.7 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Thika to Nairobi is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Thika to Nairobi is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 31m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Thika Town and arriving at Ngara. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 6m.

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The distance between Thika and Nairobi is 40 km. The road distance is 42.7 km.

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The best way to get from Thika to Nairobi without a car is to bus which takes 1h 6m and costs .

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The bus from Thika Town to Ngara takes 1h 6m including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Thika to Nairobi bus services, operated by Nairobi Matatu, depart from Thika Town station.

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Thika to Nairobi bus services, operated by Nairobi Matatu, arrive at Ngara station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thika to Nairobi is 43 km. It takes approximately 31m to drive from Thika to Nairobi.

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There are 1014+ hotels available in Nairobi. Prices start at $30 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 24.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 6m

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

Nairobi Matatu operates a bus from Thika to Nairobi every 5 minutes, and the journey takes 1h 6m.

Bus operators
Nairobi Matatu
Website
digitalmatatus.com
Bus from Thika Town to Ngara
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
digitalmatatus.com
Other operators
Uber Nairobi
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Thika to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$6 - $8
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uber.com
uberBODA
$6 - $8
Chapchap
$8 - $10
Uber_X
$12 - $15
UberX
$12 - $16
Select
$18 - $23
Taxi from Thika to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
31m
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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