In one week, christians across the world will be marking Christmas Day, to celebrate the commemoration of Jesus Christ.
For Kenyans, the Christmas break also means a time to visit family and hold family gatherings, especially upcountry, to catch up after a busy year of hustle and bustle.
In this article, WoK looks at fare prices for different transport companies plying various routes.
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Easy Coach is one of the best transport companies in Kenya offering courier and passenger services between Nairobi and upcountry cities and towns.
Bookings can be made online via Buupass website or by visiting their offices countrywide.
Fare to some of their routes include Ksh 1,600 from Nairobi to Bungoma, Bondo, Malaba, Mbale, Kisumu, Usenge, Maseno and Siaya.
Others are Ksh 1,650 to Busia (Ksh 1,650), Eldoret (Ksh 1,400), Kakamega (Ksh 1,500), Awendo (Ksh 1,500), Kapsabet (Ksh 1,500), Mumias (Ksh 1,500), Kitale (Ksh 1,550), Kericho (Ksh 1,350), Nakuru (Ksh 1,000), Webuye (Ksh 1,500) and Bomet (Ksh 1,000).
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Modern Coast is among transport companies in Kenya that ply long distance routes in Kenya and beyond.
The company also offers courier services to its customers in Kenya and the larger East Africa region.
Their fare prices vary depending on the customers preferred class. They have VIP class, first class and business class.
From Mombasa to Busia, passengers part with Ksh 2,900 for VIP, Ksh 2,700 for first class and Ksh 2,000 for business class.
For those traveling from Nairobi to Kampala will pay Ksh 2,400 for VIP class and Ksh 2,000 for first class and business class.
They also operate the Mombasa – Malaba route charging Ksh 2,500.
Tahmeed Coach Bus is reputable for long-distance traveling, operating in Kenya and the vast East Africa region.
Travelers can make bookings online or by visiting the company’s offices in Nairobi or other destinations such as Mombasa.
Their prices range depending on the class. They have VIP class, business class and normal class.
For the normal class, Tahmeed charges Ksh 3,500 from Mombasa to Kitale, Ksh 1,400 from Nairobi to Mtwapa and Ksh 1,200 from Nairobi to Mombasa and Bamburi.
Theu charge Ksh 2,200 from Mombasa to Mumias via Kapsabet, Kaimosi, Chavakali and Kakamega.
ENA Coach is a local transport company with a niche in long-distance passenger and courier services.
The bus company covers many routes in Nyanza and Western regions are offering reliable transport services.
Bookings can be made online or by visiting their offices across the country.
Their fare prices are Ksh 1,400 from Nairobi to Busia, Usenge, Nyadorera, Mumias and Mbale.
At the same time, they charge Ksh 1,200 for those traveling from Nairobi to Sori, Mbita, Kehancha, Sirare, Kendubay, Kisii and Oyugis.
Other routes include Mombasa to Migori, Homa Bay, Nyadorera, Kendubay and Mumias for Ksh 2,500.
Guardian Bus is among the most popular transport companies in Kenya specializing in passengers and courier services.
Services that customers enjoy aboard their busses include free WiFi, charging outlets and screens.
Bookings can be made online through their website or by visiting their offices.
Guardian busses charge Ksh 1,200 from Nairobi to Busia, Oyugis, Malaba, Kisumu, Kakamega and Siaya.
They also travel to Kisii and Homa Bay towns for Ksh 1,000.
Dreamline Express is a Kenyan transport company offering passenger and courier services.
Booking bus tickets online is made easy by their mobile app and web platform, passengers can also buy bus tickets at the company’s offices.
Fare prices vary depending on the class. They offer VIP class, business class and normal class.
For normal seats, passengers pay Ksh 1,400 from Mombasa to Nairobi, Ksh 2,200 to Kitale, Ksh 2,000 to Kisumu, Malaba and Busia.