There are 4 ways to get from Watamu to Diani Beach by plane, car, car ferry 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 from Malindi, drive, car ferry  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Malindi (MYD) to Mombasa (MBA) MYD - MBA
  2. Drive from Mombasa to Mombasa
  3. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni
  4. Drive from Likoni to Diani Beach

$150 - $661

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Watamu to Mombasa
  2. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni Likoni Ferry

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Drive, fly to Ukunda  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Watamu to Mombasa
  2. Fly from Mombasa (MBA) to Ukunda (UKA) MBA - UKA

$190 - $335

Bus, car ferry  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Malindi to Mombasa
  2. Take the car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni Likoni Ferry

Questions & Answers

The distance between Watamu and Diani Beach is 115 km.

It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Watamu to Diani Beach, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Malindi Airport to Mombasa Airport is the direct flight which takes 10 min.

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Blue sky Aviation offers flights from Malindi Airport to Mombasa Airport.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Diani Beach. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Watamu to Malindi Airport is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Watamu to Diani Beach.
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  • Distance: 71.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 29 min

What companies run services between Watamu, Kenya and Diani Beach, Kenya?

There is no direct connection from Watamu to Diani Beach. However, you can take the taxi to Malindi airport, fly to Mombasa, take the drive to Mombasa, take the car ferry to Likoni, then take the drive to Diani Beach. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Mombasa airport then fly to Ukunda.

Airlines
Blue sky Aviation
Flights from Malindi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $220
Flights from Mombasa to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $370
East African Safari Air Express
Flights from Mombasa to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Mombasa Air Safari
Flights from Mombasa to Ukunda
Ave. Duration
15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $370
Bus operators
Tahmeed Coach Ltd
Phone
+254 (41) 706 445114
Website
tahmeedcoach.co.ke
Bus from Malindi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
tahmeedcoach.co.ke
TSS Express Ltd
Phone
+254 (41) 704 137202
Bus from Malindi to Mombasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Ferry operators
Kenya Ferries
Phone
254 20 2118344
Email
info@kenyaferry.co.ke
Website
kenyaferry.co.ke
Car ferry from Mombasa to Likoni
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kenyaferry.co.ke

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