About Modern Coast Buses and Coaches

When talking about long distance travel in Kenya and East Africa, it’s hard not to mention Modern Coast Buses. Why? Modern Coast is a leading regional bus travel company with a fleet serving many destinations across the Region. The company offers passenger services in East Africa to cities and towns such as Nairobi, Mombasa, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Jinja, Kampala and Kigali.

Modern Coast Routes and Fares

Besides local destinations in Kenya such as Mombasa, Busia and Lamu, the company operates within Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda.

Regional (East Africa) Bus Routes

  • Nairobi to Kigali via Kampala
  • Kigali to Nairobi via Kampala
  • Nairobi to Kampala via Jinja
  • Mombasa to Dar es Salaam via Tanga
  • Nairobi to Dar es Salaam via Arusha

Local (Kenya) Bus Routes

  • Nairobi to Mombasa
  • Nairobi to Homabay
  • Mombasa to Nairobi
  • Nairobi to Lamu via Garrisa
  • Nairobi to Kisumu
  • Mombasa to Eldoret
  • Nairobi to Busia

Nairobi to Mombasa Bus Schedule

  1. Daewoo Bus: Departs at 12:00 AM
  2. Modern Upcountry Bus: Departs at 7:30 AM
  3. Daewoo Bus: Departs at 9:00 PM
  4. Modern Upcountry Bus: Departs at 11:00 PM
  5. Upcountry Bus: Departs at 11:15 PM
  6. Modern Upcountry Bus: Departs at 11:30 PM

Nairobi to Mombasa Bus Fare Prices

  1. VIP Class: Ksh 1600
  2. First Class: Ksh 1400
  3. Business Class: Ksh 1200

Mombasa to Nairobi Bus Schedule

  1. Modern Upcountry Bus: Departs at 10:00 AM
  2. Modern Upcountry Bus: Departs at 1:30 PM
  3. Daewoo Bus: Departs at 2:30 PM
  4. Modern Upcountry Bus: Departs at 3:00 PM
  5. Daewoo Bus: Departs at 3:00 PM
  6. Modern Upcountry Bus: Departs at 3:30 PM
  7. Daewoo Bus: Departs at 9:00 PM
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Mombasa to Nairobi Bus Fare Prices

  1. VIP Class: Ksh 1600
  2. First Class: Ksh 1400
  3. Business Class: Ksh 1200

Types of Buses and Classes

All the Modern Coast buses are designed to a very high standard when it comes to Safety, Security and Comfort. The buses come with 3 classes of seating; VIP Class, First Class and Business Class.

How to Book Modern Coast Buses

#1 Modern Coast Bus Online Booking

With the introduction of modern coast online bus booking, travelers do not have to physically book their tickets from a bus station. There is no longer a need to endure long queues especially during the holiday season. All a passenger needs to do is visit the online booking portal and book bus tickets with ease. There is an option to complete payment either by Mpesa or Card (Visa or Mastercard).

Online bus booking process using Mpesa

  1. Go to Modern Coast Online Portal
  2. Enter your travel destination and date of travel
  3. Select your preferred Bus by choosing the class or price
  4. Select your preferred seats, your boarding point and drop off point
  5. Enter Passenger Details
  6. Select a payment method (Mpesa)
  7. You will get an SMS notification with an Mpesa PayBill and Account number
  8. Make payment within 15 minutes after receiving the SMS.
  9. Receive a confirmation of your booking

#2 Modern Coast Offices

Sometimes it’s more convenient to book bus tickets physically. If so, and in case you want to seek support, modern coast has many branches across Kenya, in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. You can get assistance by call, email or contacting them through social media (Facebook or Twitter).

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Modern Coast Contacts and Customer Care