How to Reach Nairobi

How to reach Nairobi

How to get in and get around Nairobi

The way in which most people get around when they need public transport is by using the matatu (taxi), which is normally a minibus. They operate on regular routes and pick up passengers along the way, which is convenient as you can embark and disembark wherever you want to along the road. There are also regular bus services but these operate on a schedule and only according to time. You can identify the matabu by the yellow line on the side of the vehicle. For a more formal form of transportation, there are taxi companies that you can phone and make a booking.  There are also buses and trains that can be convenient if you want to travel around the city.

Modes of Transportation in Nairobi

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Nairobi. The most preferred mode of transport in Nairobi is Car.

Average distance: 16.25 km Average time: 56.09 min

  • Car 37.5%
    Driving 35.11 min Walking 0.11 min Overall average time for 14.74 kms 35.22 min
  • Walking 25%
    Walking 58.67 min Driving 12.67 min Overall average time for 10.17 kms 71.33 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 33.33%
    Bus 56.25 min Walking 6.25 min Waiting 5 min Other 0.63 min Overall average time for 22.5 kms 68.13 min
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