Mombasa to Nairobi

Mombasa to Nairobi

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Mombasa to Nairobi Schedule

Mombasa to Nairobi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Minivan 4pax Any timeKES 73,666
Kenya Airways Economy #KQ62504:20 - 05:20€ 308.55
Jambojet Economy #JM871106:30 - 07:45€ 70.38
Safarilink Aviation Economy #F24408:25 - 09:45KES 8,776
Kenya Airways Economy #KQ871510:30 - 11:45KES 23,830
Kenya Airways Economy #KQ30712:35 - 13:35KES 10,944
Kenya Railways Economy Class 15:00 - 21:00KES 3,751
Jambojet Economy #JM860716:50 - 18:05€ 70.38
Jambojet Economy #JM861319:20 - 20:35KES 7,706
Jambojet Economy #JM861120:25 - 21:40€ 70.38
Kenya Airways Economy #KQ61922:30 - 23:30KES 10,533

Transportation from Mombasa to Nairobi

Facts about the transport from Mombasa to Nairobi

Cheapest Transport$24
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure4:20 AM
Latest Departure10:00 PM
Departures per day21
Distance389 kilometers
Transport CompaniesDaytrip, Kenya Airways, Kenya Railways, Safarilink Aviation, Skyward Express

How to get from Mombasa to Nairobi

When you want to get from Mombasa to Nairobi, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 580.02. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 23.54.

How far is Mombasa from Nairobi?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Mombasa to Nairobi. Your trip will be a total of 242 miles (389 km). The flying distance is 529 miles (851 km).

How long does it take to get from Mombasa to Nairobi?

The travel time from Mombasa to Nairobi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 8 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Mombasa to Nairobi?

The cost of the trip from Mombasa to Nairobi varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Kenya Railways: travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 23.54 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 580.02.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Mombasa to Nairobi:

  • Train tickets - USD 23.54 to USD 49.13;
  • Plane tickets - USD 62.42 to USD 164.92;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 439.80 to USD 580.02.

How many trips per day are there between Mombasa and Nairobi?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Mombasa to Nairobi depart during the day - there are approximately 12 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 6 trains per day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Mombasa to Nairobi any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Mombasa to Nairobi. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 62.42.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Mombasa to Nairobi

Kenya Airways, Safarilink Aviation, Skyward Express


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Mombasa to Nairobi. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 439.80.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks..

The most popular transport from Mombasa to Nairobi

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Mombasa to Nairobi? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users took a plane.