By bus
By bus

Regular bus services operate between:

Nairobi Kenya & Arusha Tanzania;Nairobi Kenya & Kampala Uganda;Mombasa Kenya & Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania;Kisumu Kenya & Kampala Uganda;

Reliable bus services on these routes include Kampala Coach and Akamba Bus.

By plane
By plane

Kenya Airways ( KQ is the national airline. KQ has extensive regional Johannesburg-South Africa, Harare-Zimbabwe, Cairo-Egypt, Entebbe-Uganda, Accra-Ghana, etc) and international connections Dubai-UAE, London-UK, Amsterdam-Netherlands, Mumbai-India, etc. It is also a SkyTeam associate member.

Kenya has three International airports:

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport NBO in Nairobi. Approximately twenty minutes from the main business district.

Moi International Airport in Mombasa.

Eldoret International Airport local flights and cargo only.

Jomo Kenyatta is the primary arrival point for visitors flying into Kenya. There are excellent flight connections provided by KQ to major tourist destinations such as Mombasa, Kisumu and Malindi.

Major airlines that serve NBO are:

Air Arabia

Air India

Air Malawi

Air Mauritius

Air Seychelles

Air Uganda

British Airways

Brussels Airlines

Egypt Air


Ethiopian Airlines

Etihad Airways

Gulf Air

Kenya Airways

KLM Royal Dutch

Air Tanzania

Saudi Arabian Airlines

South African Airways

Swiss International Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Qatar Airways

Virgin Atlantic

An increasing number of airlines are flying to Kenya, and Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has become a hub for East and Central Africa. National carrier and biggest airline in the country is Kenya Airways, which among others also provides direct flights from Nairobi to several West African countries, e.g., Lagos in Nigeria, Bamako in Mali, as well as direct flights to Bangkok and connections to Hong Kong and China. A recent code-share agreement with Korean Airlines has also brought the Korean peninsula within reach.

By ship
By ship

This is limited to Lake Victoria e.g., Mwanza in Tanzania to Kisumu in Kenya and the coastal area e.g., Mombasa-Zanzibar cruises.

By train
By train

Train services link only Kenya's major cities. There is no passenger train service linking Kenya with neighboring countries, though there are cargo lines.

By car
By car

The roads may be poor, but all neighboring countries can be accessed including Ethiopia via the border town of Moyale, Uganda via Busia or Malaba, and Tanzania via Namanga.

Beware of overland routes coming through the northern deserts as these are essentially lawless regions. Most vehicles traveling through the area travel via armed convoy.