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Buses from Kampala to Kigali

Vantaa, Finland
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Buses from Kampala to Kigali

Hello people!

I thought to share my experience of travelling by bus from Kampala to Kigali, since many people always wonder about that. I did the trip recently using Trinity Express. They have a fleet of new Yutong and Scania coaches which are quite comfortable and all windows do open if you need some extra air. Buses are equipped with a TV so you will have your fair share of mostly gospel movies and music videos. As usual the buses don't have a toilet but they do make enough stops along the way so that you can survive and of course there is a longer stop at the border. Remember that Rwandans don't like plastic bags! Trip takes around 9 hours but there is some interesting scenery along the way + crossing the equator near Kampala.

Another good company that people often use is Jaguar Coaches. Their bus terminal in Kampala is right next to Trinity one, so you can easily compare both of them. Both have similar schedules with day buses leaving between 7 and 9AM and then there is also the night bus. Prices are the same, 40000 shillings. In Kigali both of them use the Nyabugogo bus terminal.

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31. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali

i really wanted to travel to Rwanda and Burundi...this information has really got on..thanks

Pretoria, South...
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32. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali

There are many buses on this route, Trinity, Jaguar, Morden Coast, Simba, Mosh Poa. The road is in good condition all the way.

Dubai, United Arab...
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33. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali

hey! anybody knows updated schedules and travel times?

Palma de Mallorca...
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34. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali

Hello people!

I need to find a way to go from Kampala to Goma

I wrote an e mail to jaguar coach company and they say that they have two buses every day: one leaving at 20:00 and another leaving at 21:00

the both take 12h and cost 45,000

does any body have more info about other companies?


35. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali

Hi , i wish to acknowledge the information given above . I want to do a Road trip KISUMU,KAMPALA,KIGALI AND KIGOMA kindly advise

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36. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali


The rest of the buses stop in Rwanda

Khartoum, Sudan
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37. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali

Can you book to get off at the border or say to get off in Kabale rather than going all the way to Kampala?

Khartoum, Sudan
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38. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali

What about the opposite direction-Kigali to Kambale? Kathy

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I know this is an old thread, but just a quick question -- how do you book in advance? Is it online or do you just go to the station and book it a couple of days early? And how far in advance is advisable?

Very respectfully,


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40. Re: Buses from Kampala to Kigali

You strongly need the certificate to be eligible for the EATV. It is an essential criterion.

Wishing you an excellent trip!

Everest, Managing Director - Paradise Safaris Africa

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