Madaraka Express Schedule Effective 01, December 2017

Madaraka Express Schedule Effective 01, December 2017

Below is the schedule for SGR Madaraka Express Train, SGR InterCounty train and the SGR Link (Nairobi commuter train) Between Nairobi and Mombasa effective 01, January 2018.

The schedule for November remains the same. Check out Kenya Railways Page.



SGR Madaraka Express Train and SGR InterCounty train Schedule

SGR Madaraka Express Train and SGR InterCounty train Schedule Between Nairobi and Mombasa

SGR Madaraka Express Train and SGR InterCounty train Schedule Between Nairobi and Mombasa

Price Chart: SGR Madaraka Express Train and SGR InterCounty train.

County Train Madaraka New Express Fare ChartKe

County Train and Express Fare Chart – November 01, 2017

Please note: The new fare prices for the economy class between Nairobi and Mombasa are Kshs 1,000.



SGR Link Train (Nairobi commuter train) from Nairobi to Syokimau

Express - SGR Link Train (Nairobi commuter train) from Nairobi to Syokimau

SGR Link Train (Nairobi commuter train) from Nairobi to Syokimau

How To buy Tickets using USSD (With a Safaricom Simcard).

  • Dial *639#
  • Select the desired train (County Train – Morning or Express Train – Afternoon)
  • Follow the other steps
  • Once you make the payment, wait for Mpesa confirmation
  • In the confirmation message, you will get an Account Number
  • Use that number together with your Mobile number to print the ticket(s) at the station.

How to buy the SGR Tickets Online

Check out the latest and updated process of booking SGR tickets.




NB/ You can print the tickets at the station on the day of travel or any other prior day. If you decide to print them on travel day, make sure you arrive early (One and a half hours)

You may also buy tickets over the counter at the Mombasa and Nairobi termini and at the respective departing intermediate station or by calling 0709 388888 and paying via M-PESA

Travel safe!!

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Conclusion

If this information was helpful, kindly leave a comment below.


111 Comments

PAUL LOTUGH TOKICHON

I shall call you later

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Beatrice Nasumaye

I have paid for 4 tickets but when I try to check for tickets am being told that I haven’t paid, why?

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ann

information was adequate

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Ruth Mbinya

Can I buy tickets 3 weeks earlier?

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kenyanbackpacker

Hi Ruth, Depends on when you are traveling. If it is in December, you can do it about 1.5 to 2 weeks. Like if you are traveling around 12th, You should be able to book by now.

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Duncan

i need to travel by Dec 22, when can i book?

kenyanbackpacker

Start checking tickets availability from 8th December. *639#

esther mutisya

hello can I get a ticket for 26/04

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Stella

I want to travel on Saturday 9th Dec and back on 10th Dec.
kindly help me coz i can’t get the dates on the list.

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kenyanbackpacker

Hello Stella. They are there. Check the next page ( I think it’s 98: More)

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Joy

Hi I have booked first class for 4people and its requiring names and I’d numbers that’s OK, but one passenger is 12years no Id number how can I book for her without her having Id?

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kenyanbackpacker

When you start the process you are asked to state the number of children. You don’t have to put the ID. Just the name.

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Jose

Am Jose i want to travel to Mombasa on Saturday morning and am in Nairobi, is it posiple if i can book tomorrow pliz

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Vishnu

Good adequet information.
I want to travel 2nd dec nairobi to mombasa and and return on 4th dec.
Is it possible to book tickets today.

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kenyanbackpacker

Thanks. I am not sure if 2nd you will be lucky but it’s worth trying. Dail *639#

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Anisa

Hi,
I have tried to call the customer care number from morning but no answer. I need to book for 4 people from Mombasa to Nairobi on the 10th Dec, 2017. I need us to have the same seating area. Kindly assist. thank you

Regards

Anisa

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kenyanbackpacker

Dial *639#. You can check tickets availability as well as book if the tickets are available.

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Aphline

Good Information. Want to travel on 23rd dec and back on 27Dec. When can I book and is it possible to book to and fro?
Regards.

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kenyanbackpacker

Thank you Aphline. For 23rd try checking from 12th. You can book return later on around 18th. Dail *639#

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Karen Asman

hi, I booked a ticket from Nairobi to Mombasa by the is that I don’t have the message. What should I do?

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kenyanbackpacker

You are supposed to get a message like the one below. The ****** is the Account number. You use that together with your mobile number(the one you used to book with) to print the tickets at the station on travel day (Arrive early).

LK792YT4AP Confirmed. Ksh3,000.00 sent to MADARAKA EXPRESS Nairobi Terminus for account ******* on 7/11/17 at 1:01 PM New M-PESA balance is Ksh10.00. Transaction cost, Ksh10.00.

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Karen Asman

hi, I booked a ticket from Nairobi to Mombasa bt the problem is that I don’t have the message. What should I do?

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Jack

Can I book for 15th of this month please?

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Heather Marie Grafe

I booked and paid via *639# and have an mpesa message to confirm but when I go back in to check the ticket, it says that it is not paid? How long should I wait for them to confirm/see that I did pay?
Thanks for your info here…. it is a lot more helpful than the main SGR website!

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Nice

i would like to travel on 30th December 2 tickets when can i book?

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shiko

i would like to travel on 30th December 2 tickets when can i book?

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erik

is it a must I book 1 week before travel date ?

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Titus

I want to travel to Mombasa from Nairobi tomorrow on 4th Dec is it possible to book today?

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Joyce

Hi what if i want to book tickets for 20 people via phone how do i go about it?

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kenyanbackpacker

You can still use *639# but you have to book 5 tickets at a time. The other option is just to go to the station and do it!

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christine

can a ticket be used on a different date if am not able to travel the dates i had indicated

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JOHN MUTURI

good information,
If i want to seat together with my family on 15th to mombasa how can i book.

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kenyanbackpacker

If you book using USSD (*639#) you are not guaranteed to get seats in the same place.
If you wait until you go to the station, you are not guaranteed to get seats in the same place.

I would advise you book using USSD and on the day of travel, you can request other passengers to swap seats with you. You also need to book as soon as possible. Booking is now being done 14 days in advance.

Lina

I want to travel on 9th Dec and I have 3 kids how much will it cost me for the kids

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Zalendo

The USSD reports booking full for entire December period 🙂

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margaret maingi

better service

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margaret maingi

iwant to travel on 25th december ,when can i book tickets for 3people

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kenyanbackpacker

Use *639# from your Safaricom line to book the tickets (14 days before travel date). The other option is to go to the station or send someone with Names and travel documents (ID’s) of the passengers( 14 days before travel). You can go on a Saturday or Sunday if you are busy. They are open from 7 am to 4 Pm

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Winfridah Jumah

Hi Good evening SGR Team, My dad wish to travel back from Msa to Nai on 8th Dec 2017 using SGR,i have sent him the USSD *639# , is it the correct one to use to book within short notice?

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kenyanbackpacker

Hello Winfred, Well this is indeed a short notice. I am not sure if he will get the tickets. Ask him to use the USSD code or maybe you can go to the station and check if you will be lucky to get the tickets.

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Eve Munga

Hi, I’ve tried booking through *639# the response am getting is that it’s unable to book after putting all information when I got to the place to pay.

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E nyaga

Kindly advice me on when to do booking for express booking on friday afternoon 15th dec from nairobi to mombasa and sunday morning from mombasa to nairobi.economy class

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Joe Maina

I will be traveling with my family on 3rd January 2018 and back on 7th January 2018. Can i book for the five of us and for both days? When?

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kenyanbackpacker

Dial *639# using your Safaricom line. You can check tickets availability and be able to book if they are available. Booking is open 14 days before travel

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Monica

I am travelling to Mombasa on 22nd, is it okay if I book now?

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kenyanbackpacker

Dial *639# using your Safaricom line. You can check tickets availability and be able to book if they are available. Booking is open 14 days before travel

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Beatrice Muraguri

we are travelling as 2 families on 29th Dec and back on 2nd Jan a group of 4 adults and 2 kids.Am in Addis not in Kenya.Can I book now

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Beatrice Muraguri

Travelling from Nairobi to Msa and back

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Christine Bwire

Hallo,I would like to book today to travel on 23rd December 2017 first class for 4adults and 2children (3years and 7years),return ticket please.Could you kindly give me the way forward?

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Christine Bwire

Sorry From Nairobi to Mombasa please……

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kenyanbackpacker

Use *639# from your Safaricom line to book the tickets (14 days before travel date). The other option is to go to the station or send someone with Names and travel documents (ID’s) of the passengers( 14 days before travel). You can go on a Saturday or Sunday if you are busy. They are open from 7 am to 4 Pm

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Christine Bwire

Ok…..tried booking for payments now but it’s kind of I need to do it either Saturday or Monday because I am traveling on 23rd December but it’s just showing me till 20th December…….is that right?

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Monica Nungari Wainaina

Will i get bookings from Nairobi to Mombasa on 23rd.

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kenyanbackpacker

Use *639# from your Safaricom line to book the tickets (14 days before travel date). The other option is to go to the station or send someone with Names and travel documents (ID’s) of the passengers( 14 days before travel). You can go on a Saturday or Sunday if you are busy. They are open from 7 am to 4 Pm

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samson

i want to book a 23rd december tocket is it possible today?

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trizah

Better service

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trizah

HOLIDAY RIDE

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Milly

Hey…the number is not picked someone keeps hanging it. Looking for first class between 14 th and 15th. Is it possible

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gerald

Hello,nice info,what time do you open on the mobile platform booking?

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Mercy

Info very helpful, but wanted 7 tickets for 24th Dec but tried book at midnight the message am still getting train fully booked.how ,or they keep names in advance pending upload.is it possible to get tickets now. Nrb-Mbsa

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kenyanbackpacker

HELLO, MERCY. I DON’T KNOW HOW THEY ARE DOING IT. YOU CANNOT RELY ON THE USSD. BEST THING IS TO GO TO THE STATION 15 DAYS IN ADVANCE.

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Jim Toms

Can i book ticket of date 24th December

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Lawrence

Please let me know if I could 5 tickets to Mombasa from 24th December return 28th December 2017.

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kenyanbackpacker

From what I know (as at 7:00 am on 12/12/2017), all tickets to Mombasa from Nairobi are sold out up to 25th Morning.

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kenyanbackpacker

But it would be better for you to visit the station or call 0709 388 888 to get first hand information from Kenya Railways.

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Fred

I want to book 2tickets for adults and two tickets for children to Mombasa on first class express on 29th, Dec.2017 and return on 2nd, Dec, 2017.The children are 11, 7, and 2.

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kenyanbackpacker

Visit the station on the morning of 15th ( from 6:15 am) or try using USSD (*639#). I would recommend visiting the station. Make sure you have Names and ID Numbers of the travelers where Applicable.

SGR Contact: 0709 388 888

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Miriam

I want to book for 10 seats. which day will I do the booking?

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ben

I Cant finish the process am trying to book for 26 but the system is breaking down and safaricom are charging the ussd process what not happenning

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ruwaida

Hi, Where is the Athi River station situated. Directions please.

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Ruwaida karama

ok

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morrison

when is the January 2018 booking open?

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Nicholaus Mwandau

When is the next available booking

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sarah

Hi helpful travel man. Do you happen to know if there’s a long stay car park at NBO SGR station? We’d like to leave our vehicle at the station for the duration of our trip. Thanks.

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kenyanbackpacker

They have a parking but I don’t think you can park there for long. They have security but it’s not guaranteed since that is not something (parking) they do.

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mathew fadhili

can i book a ticket on 27th dec

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Josephine Macharia

Hi,
Can I get a booking for 2 people on Thursday 21st December to Mombasa, and a return ticket for 2 people on Sunday 24 December,?, Any class available and time okay with me.

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Babs

Hi. I wanted to travel to Mombasa from Nairobi on 27th DEC.
Now all Tickets are already taken…. i was Gold to Boy through a broker. Wehre Can I geht one?
We are 3 adults and 5children age 11-16

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Tee

Why is there no train scheduled for 1st 2018?

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janet

I need tickets for two adults and one child for 4th January

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jose

can i get a ticket from Nairobi to Mombasa on 28th December 2017

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William Kutotto

Hi, is it possible to get first class tickets for this Friday 29th December?

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William Kutotto

Is it possible to get first class tickets Nairobi to Mombasa on the 29th December.

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kenyanbackpacker

29th i don’t think so. Try *639#, Visit the station or enquire by calling 0709 388 888

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Hidaya

Hy is it possible to get a sit economy or first class any, December 29th

Fredrick

The web is cool just that the telephone number is displayed but no one picks it.Called 4 times the phone rings then replies line busy.So how so we get intouch with you guys.My partner is to travel to Nrbi tommorow 30th.Is the the departure time 9am or 3:30pm.The web challenges me alot.That.

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SAGINI PAUL

IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE THE TICKET FROM NAIROBI TO MOMBASA ON 1ST JAN 2018 AND CAN I BOOK NOW?

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victor abuoro

Whats the problem with this people why cant you receive our call or we are not Kenyans so that we can know

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kenyanbackpacker

Sorry about your frustration. That said, please note that Kenyan backpacker is a personal blog and I am not Employed or affiliated with SGR or Kenya railways.

You can raise complaints to krc.co.ke and for your information, you can book tickets online via metickets.krc.co.ke

Thanks

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mosesayumba

Hi,

am moses..

planning to travel from Nairobi to Mombasa on 17th February 2018 morning with my wife..can I book now and will the seats be together?

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kenyanbackpacker

Learn how to book the tickets online by visiting SGR ONLINE BOOKING WEBSITE

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salma

hi
what will present when i want to print my ticket after online booking.

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kenyanbackpacker

Phone number you used to book with and the account number you received from Mpesa after booking

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Joe Kadhi

I want to book two first class tickets for February 10th ( The afternoon train) ; but you are not answering my call.

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kenyanbackpacker

Sorry about your frustration. That said, please note that Kenyan backpacker is a personal blog and I am not employed or affiliated with SGR or Kenya railways. You can raise complaints to krc.co.ke and for your information, you can book tickets online via metickets.krc.co.ke
Thanks

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Dip Akach

Can i book in advance for 30 people to travel from Mombasa to Nairobi o 4 Feb and return to Mombasa on 8 Feb. Please advise on payment for such a large group

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Daniel

No one is picking my calls; or have you gone to swear in Baba? When is the next available train?

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Catherine

Good afternoon. I just made my booking but unfortunately picked the wrong train. Can I amend this and if so how?

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kenyanbackpacker

Hi Catherine, The only way i know to do that is by visiting the nearby station with your identity card

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Norman

Hi, Am planning to travel on 17th this month. Can i get a ticket for that day?

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