How do you get from Arusha to Nairobi

How do you get from Arusha to Nairobi

There are 3 ways to get from Arusha to Nairobi by car or plane

Do you want to know the best way to get to Nairobi from Arusha? You’re in luck! It’s one of three East African Countries accessible by road, so if you’re up for a drive, you can get to Nairobi via your car.


If that’s not your style, you can also travel by air. To help you make a decision, we’ve laid out all the information you need to get to this scenic city.

By Road

If you wish to travel by Car or by road, there are several transport services provided by different companies with Impala Shuttles leading them all. Their services are top notch and they provide travelers with all the information regarding border crossing and documents needed to cross the border. Their vehicles are new, well maintained and are currently observing social distancing due to Corona Virus.

Another company is Marangu shuttle. They also drive the same route and their services are also okay. Nairobi Arusha shuttle bus company also offers transfers from Arusha to Nairobi via the Namanga border.  These are just to mention. There are many companies but these are what we recommend if you want a comfortable and pocket friendly transfers to Nairobi from Arusha.

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By Air

If you don’t need your car with you, arriving by plane is a good option. Your best bet will be to book a ticket to Nairobi. There are also several companies that offers those services including but not limited to Qatar Airways, Precision Air, Ethiopian Air and Kenya Airways.

Arusha to Nairobi by shuttle

The shuttle journey time between the two cities is around 5h 17m and covers a distance of around 273 km. The fastest shuttle normally takes 4h 30m. Services are operated by impala shuttles, Marangu Shuttle Service, Nairobi Arusha Shuttle bus and others. Typically 28 shuttles run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.