Transfer from Nairobi Airport

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1. Posted by Desafinado (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi All! Does anyone have any advice on transportation from Nairobi Airport to the city centre (near Moi Avenue and Muranga'a Road)? In particular, does anyone know how the Metro Shuttle buses work? Do they drop people off at fixed points / stops, or would the driver be prepared to stop at your hotel if you ask them to? Most important of all, would you recommend it for a solo travel at night (say at 8 - 9 pm)? Many thanks!

2. Posted by areba (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

There are taxis and buses that ply the airport to city center till morning (2-4-7). however youd want to be careful especially while travelling alone, and might want to consider being dropped off by a taxi to your hotel. Otherwise lemme know when you are in Kenya. :-)

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello Desafinado

I think u should not take a bus, at any time, from the Nairobi airport to the city centre.
Nairobi is an extremely dangerous city. A foreigner on the bus from airport, to city centre, will be a target to be robbed. U will be pushed and shoved, on the bus and robbed, while this is going on. Getting robbed on this route is almost a certainty.

U can however take this bus, on the way from the city centre, to the airport. But when going to the city centre, from the airport, take a taxi.


4. Posted by Son (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Mel on using the taxi. Better safe than sorry!