There are three daily trains departing from Nairobi to Mombasa. On either train, you can take First Class or Economy Class.
The 3 PM afternoon departure is the most popular passenger service from Nairobi. It’s an express train with only a short stop at Voi Station.
Besides the 3 PM service, there are two more trains from Nairobi to Mombasa. These include the morning train (8 AM) and night train (10 PM).
Latest Train Schedule and Prices
Below are the latest ticket prices and trains timings from Nairobi to Mombasa in Kenya.
|N2 (Morning)||6 Hrs 00 Min||8:00 AM||2:00 PM|
|E2 (Afternoon)||5 Hrs 30 Min||3:00 PM||8:30 PM|
|E4 (Night)||5 Hrs 35 Min||10:00 PM||3:35 AM|
|Travelers||First Class||Economy Class|
|17 Years & Above||From $30||From $10|
|3 Years – 11 Years||Half Price||Half Price|
|Children Below 3Years||Free||Free|
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Trains From Nairobi to Mombasa FAQs
From ticket prices to travel times, these FAQs will provide useful information to make the most of your trip on the Madaraka Express Trains.
Q: What is the distance between Nairobi and Mombasa by train?
A: The distance between Nairobi and Mombasa by train is approximately 485 kilometers (301 miles).
Q: How long does it take to travel from Nairobi to Mombasa by train?
A: The journey from Nairobi to Mombasa by train takes approximately 4-6 hours, depending on the train and route.
Q: What is the cost of a train ticket from Nairobi to Mombasa?
A: The cost of a train ticket from Nairobi to Mombasa varies depending on the class of travel and the type of train. The fare can range from Kshs 1000 to Kshs 3000 (approximately $10 to $30 USD). Tour companies may charge a facilitation fee.
Q: How often do trains run from Nairobi to Mombasa?
A: Trains run from Nairobi to Mombasa every day of the week, with 3 daily departures.
Q: What travel classes are available on the train from Nairobi to Mombasa?
A: The train from Nairobi to Mombasa offers two classes of travel: First Class and Economy Class. First class is the most comfortable and expensive.
Q: What facilities are available on the trains from Nairobi to Mombasa?
A: The train from Nairobi to Mombasa offers a range of facilities depending on the class of travel. These may include air-conditioning, comfortable seating, and meals.
Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks on the train?
A: Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks (excluding alcoholic ones) on the train from Nairobi to Mombasa. However, the trains also offer drinks, meals, and snacks for purchase.
Q: Is it safe to travel by train from Nairobi to Mombasa?
A: Yes, it is generally safe to travel by train from Nairobi to Mombasa. However, travelers should take precautions against theft and keep their belongings close.
Q: What is the scenery like on the train journey from Nairobi to Mombasa?
A: The train journey from Nairobi to Mombasa offers stunning views of Kenya’s countryside and coast, including wildlife and landscapes such as Tsavo National Park.