Madaraka Express Train Schedule 2024

New Schedule for Madaraka Express 2024

After a long halt due to the coronavirus, the Madaraka Express 2024 Train between Nairobi and Mombasa resumed operations on July 13th, 2020.

The update was made through the Kenya Railways Facebook Page.

Madaraka Express 2020 Schedule

Madaraka Express by Kenya Railways

Schedule for Madaraka Express in 2024

Morning SGR Express Train

  • Nairobi Mombasa: 08:00 am – 14:00 pm
  • Mombasa to Nairobi: 08:00 am – 14:18 pm

Afternoon SGR Express Train

  • Nairobi to Mombasa: 15:00 pm – 20:08 pm
  • Mombasa to Nairobi: 15:00 pm – 20:30 pm

Night Train Schedule

  • Nairobi to Mombasa: 22:00 pm – 03:35 am
  • Mombasa to Nairobi: 22:00 pm – 03:35 am

Advance booking can be made 60 days before the travel date.

Nairobi Commuter Railway

Link Trains (Nairobi CBD – Nairobi SGR Terminus)

Commuter link trains will also be between Nairobi Central Station and Nairobi SGR Terminus in Syokimau.

Nairobi Commuter Rail Train Schedule

Morning Link Train

  • Nairobi CBD to Nairobi Terminus: 06:35 am – 07:30 am

Afternoon Link Train

  • Nairobi CBD to Nairobi Terminus: 12:00 pm – 12:40 pm
  • SGR Terminus to Nairobi CBD: 13:30 pm – 14:10 pm
  • SGR Terminus to Nairobi CBD: 19:40 pm – 20:20 pm

How to book

To book tickets, visit the Kenya Railways Website.

Refunds and Rescheduling

Cancellation and Refunds are discontinued until further notice, but one can reschedule once for Free.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Madaraka Express Train 2024

1. What is the departure time of the Madaraka Express train from Nairobi to Mombasa?

The Standard Gauge Railway train departs from the Nairobi terminus promptly at 0800 hours for the Mombasa terminus.

The estimated duration of the journey from Nairobi to Mombasa is approximately 6 hours.

2. Does the Madaraka Express train 2024 operate during nighttime?

Yes, the SGR train operates during nighttime.

The night train from Mombasa to Nairobi departs at 10 P.M. and arrives in Nairobi at 3:35 A.M.

Most passengers from Mombasa to Nairobi gather at 8 P.M. for the mandatory Covid-19 screening before boarding the train.

Traveling by train from Mombasa to Nairobi is a popular option due to its affordability compared to buses or vans. The economy seat fare is only Ksh. 1,500.

Children between the ages of 3 and 11 pay half the fare, while children below 3 years travel for free.

3. What is the cost of a first-class Madaraka Express 2024?

At the time of creating this information, the price of a first-class ticket for adults on the standard gauge railway is KES. 4,500, while a first-class ticket for children costs only KES. 2,250.

Infants, on the other hand, can enjoy the train ride for free.

4. How long does the SGR train journey take from Mombasa to Nairobi?

The distance between Mombasa and Nairobi is approximately 480 kilometers (298.3 miles).

The train departing from Mombasa to Nairobi leaves at 8 A.M. and arrives at the Nairobi terminus at 2 P.M.

This means that passengers spend 6 hours on the SGR train when traveling from Mombasa to Nairobi.