Eldoret is in Western Kenya.



Get in


Eldoret is 323 km from Nairobi, 114 km from Kisumu, and 126 km from Nakuru. From Eldoret to the Uganda border at Malaba is 127 km.

Easy Coach has buses to Nairobi. There are also bus lines which go from Eldoret to Kampala, Uganda. There are matutus, privately owned vehicles frequently mini-buses, to Nakuru, Nyahururu, Kitale, and Kisumu. An 11-seat van from Eldoret to Nairobi costs Ksh 1000 and takes 6 hours. An 11-seat van from Eldoret to Malaba on the Kenya/Uganda border costs Ksh 500 and takes 3 hours.

The railway network in Western Kenya is under rehabilitation and passenger trains from Nairobi are expected to return in late 2024 or early 2025. Travel times are expected to be quite long as the 100 year old network meanders through the landscape.

  • 1 Eldoret railway station.

Get around


You can walk to most places in downtown.

Banks & ATMs

  • Cooperative Bank. 24-hour ATM. Has a no with drawal fee MasterCard-Visa card ATM.
  • Ecobank, Oginga Odinga Street, +254-719-098000. 24-hour ATM. Has a no withdrawal fee Master Card-Visa card ATM.

Malls & supermarkets

  • Zion Mall. Has a Naivas Supermarket.
  • The Eldo Center, Uganda Road, +254 717-697630. 8am-8pm. Has a Quick Mart Supermarket.
  • Naivas Supermarket, Kimalel street.
  • Khetias Supermarkets, Ronald Ngala Road & Malaba Road, +254 54-31821. 8AM-9PM.
  • Doinyo Lessos Creameries Cheese Factory, Kenyatta street. 8AM-6PM. 20 different varieties of cheese to buy. Milk and ice cream are also sold. Around Ksh 1200 per kg.
  • Rupa's Mall, Malaba Road. 6AM-10PM. Many stores including a Chandarana food plus supermarket.
  • KFC, Rupas mall. 8am-8pm.




  • Aya Inn, Oginga odinga Street (opposite Central plaza), +254 53 2062259. Check-in: 10AM, check-out: 10AM. Clean single rooms with own bathroom. Has a free breakfast. Ksh 1200.
  • Bubbles Inn, Oginga Oginga street (near Central plaza.), +254-53 2060992. Single/double rooms from Ksh 1,500.
  • Eldoret Wagon Hotel, Elgeyo Road, +254 53-2062270. Check-in: 8AM, check-out: 11AM. Standard double rooms with own bathroom and DSTV. Free wifi. Ksh 1,700.
  • Leeds Guest House, Nandi Road (opposite Regional Blood Bank), +254 115578997, +254 753715818. Check-in: 11am, check-out: 10AM. Single/double rooms with own hot water bathroom. tv. free wifi. Ksh 1000/1500.
  • 1 Naiberi River Campsite and Resort (16 km southeast of Eldoret), +254 722686512, . A lovely lodge and campsite set in a wooded area outside of town. Dorms available. Swimming pool.
  • White Castle Motel, Uganda Road, +254 53-2062773. Check-in: 11AM, check-out: 10AM. Standard double with own bathroom and TV. Ksh 1,800.



Many Internet cafes all over town. Ksh 50 an hour.

  • Eldoret Tourist Office (2nd floor KVDA Plaza). M-F 8AM-5PM. Helpful staff. free..

Go next


Kisumu or Uganda or Nakuru or Kitale.

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