Kenya Railways has introduced 12 Hour overnight passenger train between Nairobi and Kisumu. This train replaces the morning train dubbed the Kisumu Safari train.
According to the corporation, the Nairobi to Kisumu train will make trips every Friday leaving the Nairobi Central Station at 6:30 PM and arriving in Kisumu at 06:30 AM. The return trip will be every Sunday with the train departing the New Kisumu Station at 6:30 PM and arriving in Nairobi at 06:35 AM.
Stops and Stations
The Kisumu Night train will make stops at Kibera, Kikuyu, Longonot, Nakuru, Elburgon, Molo, Mau Summit, Londiani, Kipkelion, Fort Ternan, Muhoroni, Chemelil, and Miwani before arriving at the New Kisumu Train Station.
Other stations along the line include Dagoretti, Limuru, Uplands, Kijabe, Suswa, Naivasha, GilGil, Mbaruk, Nakuru Junction, Njoro, Turi, Kedowa, Tunnel, Koru, and Kibos.
Nairobi to Kisumu Train Prices.
However, the Kisumu Safari train prices remain the same. Economy Class Passengers will continue to pay Kshs 600 while the First Class Coaches fare will be Kshs 2,000.
How to Book the Kisumu Train
Visit your nearest Station via call: 0115169759 or 0115402558.
Cancellation Policy: Request for cancellation of travel should be done at least 24hours to the booked departure time.
Featured Photo by Kenya Railways
Other Train Journeys in Kenya
- Madaraka Express Train Between Nairobi and Mombasa.
- The Suswa Long Distance Passenger Service.
- Kikuyu Buffallo – Commuter Train.
- Nanyuki Safari Train – Nairobi to Nanyuki.
- Nairobi Commuter Rail Trains.
“We listened to our customers and the general public and decided to make the change to meet their travel needs. The Kisumu train will now make the journey during the night. We are also introducing more stops during the journey to ensure we cater to more customers along the way. Depending on the demand, we may also reintroduce the day train in due course.” ~ Kenya Railways MD, Philip Mainga.
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