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How to Get from Moi Airport to Mombasa

Mombasa is the second largest city in Kenya and its white sand beaches, stunning nature, and luxury resorts attract travellers from all around the world all year round. The closest airport to the city is Moi International Airport, located only 9 km away. Despite the short distance, there aren’t many transportation options to choose from; unless you’re renting a car, you have someone picking you up or your hotel provides airport pickup, taking a taxi from Moi Airport to Mombasa is the only available option.

You can take a taxi from the rank outside the airport, order one online through any of the available apps or better yet pre-book and pre-pay for a ride to ensure reliable door-to-door service. Taxis are available at the airport rank 24/7 and the ride takes about 15 minutes, depending on traffic and your exact drop-off location.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €18 15min 24/7

How to get from Moi Airport to Mombasa by taxi

The easiest way to get from Moi Airport to Mombasa is by taking an airport taxi. You can either head to the designated taxi rank after landing or pre-book your ride and have a driver waiting for you upon arrival. The ride takes around 15 minutes in light traffic.

What's the cost of a taxi from Mombasa Airport to Mombasa city?

Official Mombasa taxi services are safe and reliable but keep in mind that local taxis don’t use fixed fares and each operator may offer different rates. A ride from Moi Airport to Mombasa city centre is expected to cost around €18 (KES 2,787) but that’s only an average estimation and various factors may affect the final cost. It’s strongly advised to agree on the price with the driver before you enter the taxi and clarify the total cost, including all passengers and luggage, to avoid being overcharged.

Cost

€18

Trip Duration

15 Min.

The cost for a taxi may vary; pre-book your ride to ensure a fixed fare.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

There are taxis available 24/7 at Moi Airport for on-demand service.

Where do I take a taxi from?

Taxis are available at Moi Airport around the clock. There are different designated taxi ranks in front of the main terminal for pre-booked transfers and local cabs providing on-demand services. Make sure to avoid unregistered taxi drivers and unidentified people offering to assist with your luggage on your way out.

Convenience

A taxi from Moi Airport to Mombasa is the only hassle-free and 24/7 transportation option available. Since there is no public transport, a cab is the best value-for-money option to reach your accommodation quickly and comfortably. To ensure a fixed fare and enjoy complete peace of mind, you can also consider pre-booking your ride.

Editor’s Note

Mombasa taxis operate with reasonable fares and are generally a good value-for-money option. If you're a solo traveller or you're travelling on a tight budget, you can ask if your accommodation offers an airport pickup or try to split the taxi fare with other travellers heading in the same direction.

Useful Tips

Most taxis in Mombasa don’t accept card payments, so make sure to carry cash in the local currency and in various notes.
Keep in mind that some Mombasa taxi companies might quote a fare per person and not per vehicle.
You can use a map application on your mobile to ensure your driver is taking the best and shortest route available.
If you’re satisfied with the service it’s customary to round up the total fare or leave a tip of around 10%.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Moi Airport to Mombasa?

There is no public transport available from Moi International Airport to Mombasa town. If your hotel doesn’t provide airport pickup services, your only option is to take an airport taxi. The ride from Moi Airport to Mombasa takes about 15 minutes and the average cost is about €18 (KES 2,787); make sure to agree on the total fare with the driver before you enter the taxi.

What is the distance from Mombasa Airport to Mombasa city centre?

The distance from Mombasa Airport to Mombasa city centre is approximately 9 km southeast; the ride by car or taxi should take approximately 15 minutes in light traffic.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Mombasa Airport to Mombasa city centre?

Mombasa airport taxis don’t operate with fixed fares and various factors may affect the final cost, like the time of day, luggage, traffic, and your exact destination. For a transfer from Mombasa Airport to Mombasa City you can expect to pay around €18 (KES 2,787) but that’s only an average estimation; it’s strongly advised to agree on the total fare before you enter the taxi and negotiate if needed.

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