Nairobi to Kisumu Safari Train Schedule and Fares

Kisumu Safari Passenger Train

On 15th December, Kenya Railways announced the Schedule and Fare Prices for the Kisumu Safari Train – a passenger train between Nairobi and Kisumu. This line will connect to the Nairobi-Suswa and Nairobi-Mombasa SGR lines.

The Kisumu Safari Train started operations on 17th December 2021.

Train Dates (Train Schedule and Time)

Every Friday, the Kisumu Safari Train goes to Kisumu from Nairobi and returns on Sunday with a stopover at Nakuru Railway station. The train always departs at 6:00 p.m.
An Economy Class ticket costs Ksh 600 and a First-Class ticket costs Ksh 2,000.
Tickets are on sale at Nairobi Central station, Nakuru railway station, and the New Kisumu railway station.
  • From NBO: 17th December 2021
  • From KSM: 19th December 2021
  • NBO to KSM: 21st December 2021
  • KSM to NBO: 22nd December 2021
  • From NBO: 24th December 2021
  • From KSM: 26th December 2021
  • NBO to KSM: 31st December 2021
  • KSM to NBO: 2nd January 2022

About the Nairobi to Kisumu Line

The Main Line (Standard Guage and Meter Guage Railways)

– It boasts 18 stations including Mau Summit, Njoro, Fort Ternan, and Lela;
– 46 bridges and 27 viaducts.
– SGR Line from Nairobi Terminus to Mai Mahiu.
– 24 Km: MGR Link from Mai Mahiu to Longonot Train Station.
– 216 Km: MGR Line from Longonot to Kisumu via Nakuru.

Branch Lines (MGR)

– Khwisero to Kitale
– Gilgil to Nyahururu
– 63 Km: Kisumu to Butere

Nairobi to Kisumu via Nakuru Train Schedule

Nairobi to Nakuru

Depart: 06:30 PM (Friday)
Arrival:11:22 PM (Friday)
Fare: Kshs 300

Nakuru to Kisumu

Depart: 11:40 PM (Friday)
Arrival: 06:30 AM (Saturday)
Fare: Kshs 400

Kisumu to Nairobi via Nakuru Train Schedule

Kisumu to Nakuru

  • Depart: 06:30 PM (Sunday)
  • Arrival: 01: 36 AM (Monday)
  • Fare: Kshs 400

Nakuru to Nairobi

  • Depart: 01:56 AM (Monday)
  • Arrival: 06:35 AM (Monday)
  • Fare: Kshs 300

Fare Prices for the Nairobi to Kisumu Train

Nairobi to Kisumu

  • Economy Class: Kshs 600
  • First Class: Kshs 2,000

Kisumu to Nairobi

  • Economy Class: Kshs 600
  • First Class: Kshs 2,000

How to buy tickets for the Kisumu Safari Train

You can buy tickets for the Nairobi to Kisumu train by visiting the Nairobi Central Station. Reservations can also be made via call on either 0115169759 or 0115402558.

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Featured Photo by Kenya Railways

Related: Nanyuki Safari Train Schedule and Fares.

Disclaimer: This website is not in any way affiliated with the Kenya Railways Website (The Official Government site for the railways in Kenya). Kenyan Backpacker also does NOT claim 100% accuracy of changing Information about the Passenger Train Services. As a Reader, you are advised to independently confirm the validity of information through other sources.

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30 Comments

Yvette

Heey how can I book a train from Nairobi to Kisumu

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kenyanbackpacker

Hi, there is no online booking for the MGR trains (like the Kisumu Safari Train). However, tickets are available for purchase at Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, and other stations along the line. Fare: Kshs 600 economy class and Kshs 2,000 for first class.

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Vallentine ngaira

Is this service available only on Fridays?

Yvette

Hey I would like to travel on 7th this month to Kisumu.
How can I book online

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kenyanbackpacker

Hi, there is no online booking for the MGR trains (like the Kisumu Safari Train). However, tickets are available for purchase at Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, and other stations along the line. Fare: Kshs 600 economy class and Kshs 2,000 for first class.

Ouma Gladys Atieno

Hi,would like to travel from kisumu to Nairobi.. How can I book online

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kenyanbackpacker

Currently there is no online booking platform for the MGR line trains. Tickets are available at Kisumu Station, Nairobi, Nakuru and other KR stations.

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Otieno

Is there any chance of missing the train due to large number of travellers

Melody

Do you have ksm to nairobi route on Friday’s?

Deluka

Where do I board the train in Nairobi?

Abel Luta

When did kisumu-butere railway will be opened.

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Inviolater Aswani

I appreciate the communication n travel information

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Valary Achieng

Am planning to travel on 15th April how can I book and get my ticket online

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kenyanbackpacker

At the moment, you can only book tickets for this train at the nearest station (Nairobi Central Station, Nakuru, or Kisumu). Keep checking updates from Kenya Railways for future developments.

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Vincent

Is there an advance booking kisum Nairobi?

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ben

i want to know how many times does the Nairobi – Kisumu train operate per week

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kenyanbackpacker

Hi, the trains departs from Nairobi every Friday and from Kisumu every Sunday.

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Dennis

How many days does it goes in a we

Rodgers Otieno

Is there online booking from Nairobi to kisumu and how much is the fare?

kenyanbackpacker

Hi, there is no online booking for the MGR trains. However, tickets are available for purchase at Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu and other stations along the line. Fare: Kshs 600 economy class and Kshs 2,000 for first class.

Josephine okwany

Can I get I sit on Friday

Albert Mwondi

How much is it from Nairobi to Kisumu. And can I get space on 29th

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Damarice

Where do I take train

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Richard Mageka

Narok- Bomet-Nyamira- Kisii- Migori-Homabay- Suba- Kuria
consider us please, I propose SGR ipitie hapa

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Amos Ratemo

Does the train train stop at naivasha

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Hellen Akinyi

Hey i want to travel to Nairobi from kisumu on sunday… jow should i book

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Evans Njoroge

Hellow there, how do i make the booking from Nairobi to kisumu i’m traveling on 15th of this month kindly advise

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Damarice

Where do I take train

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Rosemary Olwanda

Can someone book in advance like a month or so

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