Monday, October 26, 2009

Nairobi-Mombasa train with Kenya Railways

Mombasa train service schedule
Once referred to as the Lunatic express has now re-branded ‘The rift valley railway train services’

The Nairobi Mombasa train schedule.
The train departs Nairobi three time a week – Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Fridays. The train return from Mombasa on Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays.

The train serves an an economical way to travel to and back from the coastal areas. The journey is a night ride both ways and the ticket cost includes, dinner, breakfast and beddings.  

The reporting time to board at the Nairobi train station is by 6.00 p.m. to board the train to Mombasa or to Nairobi which departs at 7.00 p.m.   You will need to check with the front office to collect your boarding pass and coupe allocation number.

There are two or three sittings for dinner depending on the number of passengers, this is booked with the Dining Car steward who after departing Nairobi / Mombasa, will visit each carriage (if you prefer the first sitting, which is the most popular, you are advised to find the Dining Car and book this prior to departure from Nairobi / Mombasa).

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Again bedding and meals are included in the cost of your train ticket. The steward will bring your bedding and make up your beds during the early evening.

Your coupe can only be locked from the inside so please do not leave any valuables in your coupe when empty. We also recommend that you secure the window and pull down all the blinds whenever leaving your coupe unattended.

The train is expected to arrive in Mombasa / Nairobi at 8.30 a.m. the following morning.

Fist class coupe will accommodate two persons and the second class will take four persons with sleeper beds.

First class fare.
Cost of a return ticket is US$ 150 Per person.
Cost of a one-way ticket either way is US$ 75 Per person.

Second class fare.
Cost of a return ticket either way is US$ 130 Per person.
Cost of a one-way ticket either way is US$ 65 Per person.

It is a wonderful experience to be chugging through the Athi Plains and beyond, there is so much to see from the train at the day time little gap that is missed when driving down the Nairobi - Mombasa Road.

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