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First Class train journey from Nairobi to Mombasa

Nairobi Station, and all the stations along the line including Mombasa, is new and clean and great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Good experience

When we were figuring out ways to get from Nairobi to Mombasa, we read multiple articles on the... read more

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nairobi Station, and all the stations along the line including Mombasa, is new and clean and great credit to Kenyan investment and Chinese construction. Allow extra time for the three security checks to get into the station at Nairobi. Very busy and chaotic. The first...More

Thank Gogoflyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were figuring out ways to get from Nairobi to Mombasa, we read multiple articles on the internet that recommended the new train. It apparently crossed a national park, giving one a chance to spot animals. We checked with our tour operator who agreed...More

Thank prpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The train from Nairobi to Mombasa is busy. You need to book your tickets in advance. If you are a foreigner but have a Kenya Sim, and want to use your phone, they don't take credit card. You need to have m-presa. I don't, but...More

Thank corinne m
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We enjoyed our ride to and from Nairobi to Mombasa. The ride was smooth without the stress of the highway. The coaches can get a little warm sometimes and the seats are nice but a bit firm and sit up fairly straight. We rode second...More

Thank DeaconGid
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Most of the negativity in this review is mainly my fault. Naively I thought this train journey would be like Xian to Shanghai. Far from it. Negatives - little trolley food, cramped, too hot (aircon nonexistent and 26c for most of the journey), 6 hours...More

Thank Daisy M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Having had a couple of disastrous trips from Nairobi to Mombasa with the old Kenya Railways, we were eager to try the new Chinese-built SGR. The ride itself is smooth and fast (5 hours by the express train). What needs improvement is: *access to the...More

1  Thank LaDona A
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

When i first read about the newly built train to Mombasa i was so excited to try it. However, it turned out to be one of the most dissapointing train experience in my life (and i have been using a lot of trains in Slovakia)....More

Thank Kuko H
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The train service is good, based on Kenyan standards though. It is fast and very efficient. A relatively cost effective and time saving way of moving from Mombasa to Nairobi. We had some great views of Tsavo.

Thank kate M
Reviewed 17 July 2018

For the second time in the space of about 10 months I opted to try out the SGR train to Mombasa. Travelling time on the nonstop train now appears to be longer by almost half an hour compared to the last journey which included a...More

2  Thank Safariafficionado
Reviewed 13 July 2018

After a long wait i decided to board the new train from nairobi to mombasa. My experience was as follows: 1: rude and arrogant security personnel outside the station-they were more interested in items they could confiscate than actual security check ups. 2: stiff, crammed,...More

Thank AllanO565
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Mieke S
24 August 2018|
Response from bjerkseth | Reviewed this property |
The express arrives in the evening, but the inter country train arrives early afternoon. The train stops for two, three minutes only on each station. I enjoyed the inter country train.
Ralph M
23 May 2018|
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Response from Christine J | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure the cost covers luggage, we had quite a lot of luggage too. It will all be screened but this wasn’t too much of a problem. Be aware though that the only place on the train we were on for luggage was... More
samantha t
9 April 2018|
Response from Kenyanbackpacker | Reviewed this property |
Hello. If you are not in Kenya ask anyone in Kenya (your host or hotel) to buy the ticket for you. You can first check availability by going to metickets websitw Alternatively use an agent to book the tickets for you.