Flights & getting there
Ferry services to Tanzania and Uganda haven’t resumed. That said, there are always plans in the works, so ask around.
Bus & Matatu
Buses, matatus and Peugeots (shared taxis) to numerous destinations within Kenya battle it out at the large bus and matatu station just north of the main market. Peugeots cost about 25% more than matatus.
Easy Coach offers the smartest buses out of town. Its booking office and departure point are in the car park just behind (and accessed through) Tusky's Shopping Centre. It has daily buses to Nairobi (KSh1400, seven hours, every couple of hours), Nakuru (KSh800, 4½ hours, every couple of hours) and Kampala (KSh1500, seven hours, 1.30pm, 1.30am and 10.30pm).
Matatus from Kisumu
|Homa Bay||KSh300||3 hr|
Despite having a beautiful old train station, Kisumu's station hasn't seen a locomotive pull in for years. In the wake of the successful Nairobi–Mombasa rail project, there are medium-term plans to expand the line to Kampala, with a branch line between Naivasha and Kisumu.