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Visa/customs time in NBO - how long to catch bus?

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Philadelphia, PA
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Visa/customs time in NBO - how long to catch bus?

We are arriving at the Nairobi airport from London at 7:30 am en route to Arusha. We are planning on getting our transit visa at the airport and then getting the bus to Arusha. Is it realistic to think we can make the 8:15 bus? We are not checking bags.

Thanks!!

Boston...
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1. Re: Visa/customs time in NBO - how long to catch bus?

This would be a challenge under regular circumstances (assuming that your flight lands on time). Given the relocation of the arrivals hall, (as the building was recently destroyed by fire last week), I think that the Airport Authority is still sorting things out and in all likelihood it may take longer than usual. Is there another bus that leaves later in the day?

Naivasha, Kenya
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2. Re: Visa/customs time in NBO - how long to catch bus?

A friend of mine landed at JKIA yesterday morning and reported that she was expecting crowds, long delays etc. However, evertything was slick, well organised and she was she was out of the airport an hour after landing.

nyc
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3. Re: Visa/customs time in NBO - how long to catch bus?

If the plane lands on time and the queues for Visas aren't all that long.... maybe.

The bus usually departs JKIA 8am, but there are a few companies who travel this route and they might not all leave at the exact same time... might be spaced out. Still tight!

This all based on how smooth things are running since the fire last week.

Otherwise, next bus is 2pm, arriving Arusha between 6-7pm.

UK
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4. Re: Visa/customs time in NBO - how long to catch bus?

Thanks Kileleshwa. Do you know if they obtained the Visas on Arrival or if that facility is still available ?

5. Re: Visa/customs time in NBO - how long to catch bus?

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