Kenya Train Booking

KENYA TRAIN BOOKING

 KENYA TRAIN BOOKING

This service is ideal for someone who doesn’t reside in Kenya but wishes to book the train ticket before they arrive. We will be able to do it for you. After booking the ticket, we will sent it to you via email. Residents are also welcome to book through us.

TRAIN DEPARTURES AND STATIONS

There are two departures everyday, they include the morning inter-county train and the afternoon express train.

The two main stations in Nairobi and Mombasa are: Nairobi terminus located in Syokimau area of Nairobi County which is 20 kilometers from the city center. Mombasa Terminus located in Miritini area of Mombasa County 11 kilometers from Mombasa CBD.

Mombasa – Nairobi Train departure timetable

The inter-county (morning) train departs Mombasa at 8:00 am and takes five hours, forty two minutes. Arrives in Nairobi at 1:42 pm.

The Express train leaves Mombasa at 3:15 pm and takes five hours. Arrives in Nairobi at 8:15 pm.

Nairobi – Mombasa Train Departure timetable

The inter-county (morning) train departs Nairobi at 8:20 am and takes five hours, fifty eight minutes. Arrives in Mombasa at 2:18 pm.

The express (afternoon) train departs Nairobi at 2:35 pm and takes four hours, forty three minutes. Arrives in Mombasa at 7:18 pm.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR KENYA TRAIN BOOKING NAIROBI-MOMBASA

  1. Passengers can purchase a ticket up to sixty (60) days in advance and a return ticket. This is as long as it is within the sixty (60) days window period.
  2. Group bookings (over 20 pax) must be made sixty two (62) days to the date of travel.
  3. You are encouraged to get to the train station not later than 60 minutes before departure. This is for an easy check-in and boarding experience.
  4. Passengers are also requested to note that the final call for boarding the train is made 11 minutes to departure. The gates to the platform close 10 minutes before departure time.
  5. Passengers are advised to have original identification documents when booking over the counter and during the journey. Where one has lost or misplaced the National Identity Card, the following may be used. Passport, Driving license or a Police Abstract and Waiting Card.
  6. Kids between 3-11 years traveling with adults will pay half fare.
  7. Children over 11 years old must pay the full ticket price.
  8. However children aged 3 years and below are not required to have a ticket.
  9. We also allow a maximum of 30 kg luggage on the train. Therefore it should not measure more than 1.6 m in height, width, and breadth.

OUR ADVANCE TRAIN BOOKING COSTING

The first class ticket costs $30 and second/economy class costs $10. We charge $10 service fee per ticket. The services include; Booking the train online using Mpesa services whereby there are Mpesa charges. Travelling to the station to print the ticket and delivering the ticket at the point of request. Once we book we send you an online confirmation. We later deliver the tickets to you on your place of advice.

First Class  $30+$10=$40  Per ticket

Second Class  $10+$10=$20 Per ticket

 

REQUIREMENTS WHEN BOOKING KENYA SGR TRAIN IN KENYA WITH US

Finally We require the following to enable booking:

Your full names, passport numbers, gender, date and time of travel, origin and destination, train, preferred class, age and nationality of the travelers.

 

Call/Whats App +254 704 309 781

Email:  info@kichakatours.co.ke

 

KENYA SGR TRAIN SITTING ARRANGEMENT

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History of the Kenya railway

Many years ago before Europeans set foot in Kenya, a Kalenjin prophet spoke of an iron snake that would be slithering its way across the land devouring cattle and causing destruction along the way. He said the beast would bring a foreigner who would rule over the local population. The iron line turned out to be the Kenya Uganda railway line or the Lunatic express.

 

The railway line was constructed when the Europeans where scrambling for Africa towards the end of the 19th Century. At the time they had trading posts along the cost but few had ventured into the hostile interior of country. The construction of the Kenyan railway began in the Port city of Mombasa in 1896. It was completed in 1901 at the lines terminus in Kisumu. Operations on the line commenced in 1903. The Lunatic Line linked Kampala in Uganda with the Indian Ocean town of Mombasa.

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