While flying to Nairobi might be affordable, going by bus might be an extra pack of fun. There are a number of bus companies plying the Kampala -Nairobi route and Kampala - Mombasa route. Affordable is the word while flying to Nairobi in less than an hour from Entebbe airport to Jomo Kenyatta airport.
On road it should take you a couple of hours and while at it, you are having a clear view of the surroundings. In most cases a stop over at Namawojolo is guaranteed for a piece of roasted chicken plus others.
Modern Coast Bus(Dewington Road) opposite National Theatre and Scandinavia bus next to Theatre Labonita are some of the buses that ply these routes.
Modern Coast Bus
MCB will charge you 77,000/- for first class and 65,000/- business class for the Kampala to Mombasa route which departs every day at 12:00pm. First class from Kampala to Nairobi will go for 50,000 and Business class 45,000/-. For more information call 0701699712, 0776800910.
Akamba Bus Service
This is the oldest bus plying this route also located on Dewington road.. The charge to Nairobi from Kampala is 43,000/-(Executive). They have the royal bus departing at 7:00am daily and the charge to Nairobi from Kampala is 58,000/- For other timings and routes, these phone numbers would be of great help: 0414250412, 0772505539.
This operates four times a week departing from Kampala to Dar via Nairobi, Arusha and Moshi. Kampala to Nairobi is 50,000/- while Kampala to Dar is 120,000/- They are located on Lumumba Avenue in between the French Embassy and St Anthony(local food). Otherwise for more details you can try these numbers: 0772 377174, 0772 570760
We have provided numbers to the respective bus companies for purposes of sorting out the the bus times, maps plus bus routes. These very buses are also available for bus rentals especially for customized tours.
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