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Buses in Uganda

Category: Travel
Stations: Arua Bus Park, Nakivubo Park, Baganda Bus Park & private stations
Routes: From Kampala to all Uganda Districts and neighbouring countries
Major Neighbouring Cities: Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Kigali, Nairobi, Juba
Departure Time: Some buses operate 24hours a day and others have a fixed time table

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Transport by Buses in Uganda

 

Several Buses ply various routes of Uganda and also connect Kampala to major cities of neighbouring countries listed below; Burundi, DR Congo, Sudan (Southern), Kenya, Rwanda & Tanzania. Please note, bus schedules are not reliable - the same to fares.  For instance, towards the end of year and during festive seasons i.e. Christmas and Easter celebration, bus fares & schedules change regularly.  It’s advisable to enquire from the relevant bus company before you travel.

 

The Baganda bus park situated next to the Kampala New taxi park and the Arua bus park at Ben Kiwanuka Street were the traditional bus stations in Uganda and for many years these stations served as a base for many bus companies. However, due to the increase in number of bus companies and travelers, some new and old bus companies resorted to owning private parking stations. It’s therefore important to enquire from the bus operators about the address (s)

 Listed below is the Guide 2 Uganda bus companies &  details

 

National Buses (Those that take inland routes)

 

Uganda Post Bus; 35 Kampala Rd, Main Post Office

Tel: +256 (0) 414 255511-5 | Email: upl@ugapost.co.ug

These buses are operated by Uganda Posta Ltd, and they depart from the Main Post Office in Kampala 6 days week (Mon – Saturday).

Departure time 08:00

Routes: From Kampala to; Fort Portal, Gulu, Hoima,Kabale and Soroti

 

Gateway

Tel: +256 (0) 772 563587 | Email: innocents2001@yahoo.com

Routes: Kampala - western Uganda; Kabale, Kibale, Kisoro, Masaka, Mbarara

             Kampala - Eastern/Northern Uganda; Kotido, Moroto, Soroti

             From Kampala - Nairobi, Juba

Enquires: +256 (0) 414 234090 for more information on departure time & fares

 

Easy coaches

Tel: Uganda +256 (0) 776 727270 | +256 (0) 757 727273 | Kenya +254 (0) 738 200301

Location: 88 – 94 Yusuf Lule Road

Route: Kampala – Mbale route only

 

Elgon Flyer Ltd

Tel: +256 (0)312 110912 | +256 (0)352 275711

First bus leaves Kampala at 7:00am and the proceeding buses leave within four hours.The last bus leaves at 5:00 pm.

The bus leaves Mbale for Kampala at 05:30 hrs. and 17:30 hrs.

 

 

Galaxy Buses

Kampala-Mbale Daily

Kampala offices| station: Qualicel Bus Terminal, Nakivubo

Mbale offices | Station: Naboa road.

Email: galaxy buses@gmail.com

Telephone:+256 (0)719 999881 |+256 (0)758 999881 |+256 (0)776 999881 |+256 (0)702 999881

 

Teso Coach Ltd

Tel: +256 (0) 774 976066 / +256 (0) 722 903738

Routes: From Kampala to; Mbale & Soroti

 

Gaaga Bus Coach

Tel: +256 (0) 392 393955|+256 (0) 772 465104 | Email: go-gaaga@yahoo.com

Routes: Arua, Koboko, Nebbi, Paidha

 

Horizon Coaches

Tel: +256 (0) 772 504565 | +256 (0) 772 428527 | Email: horizon@ymail.com

 The first bus leaves Kampala at 05:30 thereafter a bus leaves every 2 hours.

Routes: From Kampala to; Kyanika, Fort – Portal, Kabale, Kagadi,Kisoro & Mbarara.

 

Nile Coach Bus Services; (Johnston St.)

Tel: +256 (0) 414 259568 | Email: nilecoachbus@yahoo.com

Routes: From Kampala to; Arua, Adjumani, Gulu, Koboko, Nebbi, Pidha, Packwachi, Porombo

Beyond border: From Kampala to; Bunia, Kisangani, Mahagi

Departure: The first bus leaves Kampala at 05:00 and the second bus leaves at 21:30

 

Jaguar Executive Coaches Ltd; (30/32 Namirembe Rd)

Tel: +256 (0) 414 251 855 | +256 (0) 414 237 798 | Email: jaguar@infocom.co.ug

Jaguar operates only routes between Uganda & Rwanda

Routes
  •  From Kampala to Kigali (Rwanda) via Katuna border. Time: 07:00 | 08:00 | 19:00 | 20:00 | 21:00
  •  From Kampala to Kigali via Kagitumba: Time 03:00 | 07:00
  •  From kampala to Kisoro via Kyanika border and crosses through to DRC via Gishenyi


Friend Safaris; (Rashid Hamis Rd)

Tel : +256 (0) 712 555540|+256 (0) 782 693337

This new bus company operates only routes between Uganda and Tanzania. Buses travel from Kampala via Masaka, Mutukula and finally to Bukoba in Tanzania 

Departures: The first bust leaves Kampala at 11:00 hrs. daily.

 

Zawadi Bus Service;( William Street)

Tel:  +256 (0) 312 111107| +256 (0) 755 899060

Routes: Kampala - Gulu, Moyo, Adjumani

 

Link Bus Services

Tel: +256 (0) 414 255426 | +256 (0) 772 482297 | Email: admin@link.co.ug

Routes: From Kampala to; Bwera, Fort Portal, Hoima, Masindi, Masaka, Rakai

 

K.K Travel; (Arua Park & Bombo Rd)

Tel: +256 (0) 414 257726 | Email: kktrans@kkt.co.ug

Routes: From Kampala to; Arua. Koboko, Nebbi, Paidha

Departure: The first bus leaves Kampala at 13:00 hrs., 21:00 hrs. and 22:00 hrs.

 

Muhabura Coaches 

Tel: +256 (0) 701 523133

Routes: From Kampala to; Kisoro via Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kabale, Bunagana & Chanika.

Departure: The first bus leaves Kampala at 06:45 hrs. daily

 

Kalita Coaches Ltd; Namirembe Road, next to Nakivubo Stadium, Kampala.

Tel: +256 (0)701 292704 | +256 (0)701 033025

Routes: From Kampala to Kasese via Mubende, Kyenjojo, Fortportal, Kibiito, Rwimi, Hoima,Kasese, Bwera

              : From Kampala to Kasese via Mbarara, Bushenyi, Ishaka, Katunguru, Kikorongo

Departure:  05:45 hrs.

Kalita also operates routes from Kampala to Nairobi, Kisumu, via Busia daily. Tel.+254 (0)723 446001 | +254 (0)777 800320

 

Bismarkan Coaches Ltd; Qualicell Bus Terminal

Tel: +256 (0)392 300 537|+256 (0)312 108 791| Email: skbismarkan@gmail.com

Routes: From Kampala to; Chanika via Mbarara, Ntungamo, Kabale, Bunagana, Busanza, Kisoro

 

Onatracom Bus; Mackay Rd

Tel: +256 (0) 774 316781 / +256 (0) 774 475853

Routes: These buses operate only routes between Rwanda & Kampala. Buses can reach Rwanda through the route from Kampala via Ntungamo, Kabale, Katuna and finally to Kigali

Or take the route From Kampala via Ntungamo, Kakitumba and finally to Kigali

Departure: Morning bus leaves Kampala at 07:30 hrs. and the night bus leaves Kampala at 20:00 hrs. which is later followed by the last bus which leaves Kampala at 21:00 hrs. daily

 

 

International Buses (those that travel across Ugandan Borders)

 

Kampala Coaches Ltd; Jinja Road (Engen House Opp Esso corner), Arua Park, Cooper Complex

Contacts: Tel: +256(0) 776773355 |+256 (0) 772 384906Email: Kampalacoach@yahoo.com

Buses operate daily including public holidays

Routes: Kampala - :Dar es Salaam (14:00. hrs),

              Kampala-Nairobi via Busia (15:00 hrs.),

             Kampala -Nairobi via Malaba (14:30hrs.).

            Kigali - Nairobi (16:00 hrs.)

 

Queens Coach Ltd; Yusuf Lule Road (Oasis Mall, Lower Ground)

Tel: +256 (0) 759 002010 | +256 (0) 713 002010

Buses operate on daily basis on routes between Nairobi & Kampala.

Routes: From Kampala to Nairobi - Departure time 7:15 hrs.

              From Nairobi to Kampala - Departure time 7:15 hrs.

 

 

Starway Express Ltd

Tel: +256 (0) 414 233030

Routes: From Kampala to; Nairobi, Eldoret, Nakuru, Kericho & Kisumu

Departure: The morning bus leaves Kampala at 7:00 hrs., and the afternoon bus leaves Kampala at 15:00 hrs.

 

Lol Express; Ben Kiwanuka st (Arua Park)

Tel: +256 (0) 312 113879

Routes: From Kampala to Juba via Gulu, Nimule

Please note, Buses ply routes to Kampala from various cities and towns. Please use the same contacts above to find out on the time they depart.

 

 

Bakulu Coaches; Arua Park

Tel: +256 (0) 714 381274 | +256 772 381274 | +256 (0) 776 816983

Routes: From Kampala to Juba via Gulu, Atiak, Nimule

Please note: Bakulu Coaches travel daily including public holidays

Blue Executive Buses – Phone: +256 (0) 703 531780 / +256 (0) 505754

Routes: Buses travel daily.  Blue Buses operate routes from Kampala to Juba via Gulu

 

Modern Coast Express Ltd: De Winton Rd

Contacts: Tel: +256 (0) 704 922559

Routes: From Kampala to Nairobi and Mombasa via Busia

Departures:  Modern coast operates two bus schedules.  The afternoon bus leaves Kampala at 12:00 hrs and the Evening bus sets off at 18:00 hrs.

Departure: The first bus leaves Kampala at 07:00 hrs, followed by another bus at 16:00 hrs, while the last bus leaves at 20:00 hrs daily.


Mash bus services; (De Winton Rd)

Tel +256 (0)713 111557 |+256 (o)772 882009

Travel to Nairobi and  Mombasa 2 times daily

Route: From Kampala to Nairobi via Busia @ 19:00

 

If you know of any bus company information, but we havenot included it here, please send us the details, marked “Buses in Uganda” to editor@guide2uganda.com

 

Note: Passengers should report to the bus station one hour before the scheduled departure time in order to avoid disappointments.

 

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