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Transport prices in Kenya

Train services link only Kenya's major cities. There is no passenger train service linking Kenya with neighboring countries, though there are cargo lines.

Kenya has a network of long distance bus lines. Travelling during the day is preferable to travelling at night due to the threat of carjackings and road traffic accidents. Regular bus services operate between the main cities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Reliable bus services on these routes is Akamba Bus.

Local buses in town are run by private companies, which provide transportation for an inexpensive fee (usually around €0.40). They have regular services in and out of the Nairobi city suburbs. They usually seat 20-35 passengers (no standing passengers are allowed by law) and are a cleaner and less hectic mode of transport than matatus, while still plying many of the same routes.

Matatus are privately operated minibuses, typically for 14 or 25 passengers and operating over short and medium distances. They provide a very cheap and quick method of transport in all the major towns and many rural areas. Kenya airways
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