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Nairobi trip from Diani

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Nairobi trip from Diani

I am going to Southern palms at the beginning of May and am hoping to fit in a trip to Nairobi for 1 or two days, any advice on local internal flights costs and times would be very welcome, also considering the train back to Mombasa from Nairobi and words of wisdom please

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1. Re: Nairobi trip from Diani

Kenyan Airways operate a daily scheduled flight service from Mombasa - Nairobi with about 6 flights per day, the first departs Mombasa at 0600. For return flights they have evening departures at 1700,1800 or 2225. The cost of the flight is about $150 return which takes about 45 minutes.

Trains depart Nairobi in the evening arriving Mombasa the next morning

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Hi,

Bruce has done well giving you details of the Kenya Airways which is the major airline in Kenya. Optionally other operaters are Fly 540 and the Jetlink who do operate locally from Mombasa to Nairobi etc. Their fares are a fairly competitive. Now the trains from Nairobi cost arround 3500sh per person. This is what they call the first class, a small cabin for two with two beds (2 and half feet wide) deckers, with dinner and breakfast in one of the wagons at the ring of the 'bell' a simble ala' carte' is served. The train depart Nairobi only on mondays, wednesdays and fridays at 7pm at arrive in mombasa at 9am the next day. Delays 'must' be expected! So if you want to use the train do not have appointments on the day you arrive, they may be not be met. Usually take the train with the heart for adventure.

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Our safari guide from diani tld us the train stops at every station and it takes longer than driving from Mombasa to Nairobi.

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Thanks for the prompt info guys it will be a great help, I have used the internal flights in the past but not for about 6 years, and have always wanted to use the night train from Nairobi to Mombasa but this may not be the trip to do it, as I am still getting over The Egyptian train system, But the flights look a good option to fit in a quick trip to visit old friends, thanks again

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