Nakuru in detail

Flights & getting there


Easy Coach One of several bus companies offering services to Nairobi (KSh500, three hours), Eldoret (KSh650, 2¾ hours) and Kisumu (KSh750, 3½ hours).


Ordinary matatus leave from the chaotic bus and matatu station next to the market. Services include Naivasha (KSh200, 1¼ hours), Eldoret (from KSh350, 2¾ hours), Nairobi (KSh250 to KSh400, three hours) and Kisumu (KSh600, 3½ hours).

Matatus for Lake Baringo (Kampi ya Samaki; KSh250, 2½ hours) or Marigat (for Lake Bogoria; KSh150, two hours) leave from the stand at the southern end of Pandhit Nehru Rd.

Molo Line is the most reputable of the matatu companies, running services to Nairobi that leave when full from opposite the old Odeon cinema; the first departures of the day are from 4.30am. There are 10 seats, usually with belts, and drivers tend to stick to the speed limit. This prestige shuttle service goes to Nairobi (KSh400), Eldoret (KSh400) and Kisumu (KSh600).

Car & Motorcycle


Street parking in central Nakuru requires a ticket from the nearest warden.

Petrol Stations

There are a number of places to fill up across the city centre.