Nairobi has come a long way when it comes to infrastructure development in transportation sector. Gone are days where you had to stay hours in the never ending Nairobi jam. Now, just in 15 minutes you can easily cover a much longer distance that would have otherwise taken you 2 hours. Here are the easiest ways you can use to move around in Nairobi.
Easiest Ways To Move Around In Nairobi
The Nairobi Metropolitan Service NMS recently launched the Nairobi Commuter Train. The Commuter train which was officially launched by President Kenyatta on 10th of November 2020 has proven to be the most reliable and modernized commuter rail service in Nairobi. The commuter train traverses various sections of Nairobi and plays a big role in transporting passengers to and from Nairobi town just in minutes.
If you want to move within Nairobi Metropolitan, then the best and hassle free way to move around is by the use of Nairobi commuter train.
Operations at the Kenya Railways Transit Shed also helps reduce cost of operations for small scale traders who are now able to self-clear their cargo coming from Mombasa via the rail at the facility within a day.
Digital hailing taxi services have hit Nairobi and the Taxi is now available at the push of a button. The online taxi services have proven to be among the safest and quickest wayS to get around Nairobi town. Unlike the traditional taxi services where taxi fare was for those who could afford it, online taxis have cut the cost of moving around in Nairobi that anyone can afford. The online Taxi services majorly charge you according to the distance covered and the charge rate is quite low and affordable compared to the traditional taxis.
Some of the available online taxi service providers within Nairobi include; Uber, Bolt, Little cab, Taxify, Click Cabs, Sendy among others.
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Matatu is a local name used to refer to passenger minibus vehicles on Kenyan roads. Nairobi’s horde of matatus follows the same routes as buses and displays the same route numbers. For Westlands you can pick up 23 on Moi Ave or Latema Rd. Matatu 46 to the Yaya Centre stops in front of the main post office, and 125 and 126 to Langata leave from in front of the train station. Buses and matatus for Milimani leave from Kenyatta Ave, close to the corner with Posta Rd. There’s a central stop for matatus to Kibera. You should keep an eye on your valuables while on all matatus.
Bus services ferrying people to and from Nairobi town are also available for commuters. Although you are likely to consume more time using Buses due to the congestion in town, Buses tend to be more comfortable than matatu for traveling.
If you have your car, driving your way around on the Nairobi roads can be interesting. However, you will need to wake up earlier to beat the jam and you also need to know your way around town.
The Nairobi metropolitan recently introduced cycling and walking paths for Nairobians. These cycling lanes are ideal for cyclists and provides the quickest way for one to get in and out of Nairobi town.
With availability of walk paths on most Nairobi roads ,pedestrians can easily and comfortably walk in and out of Nairobi. This method is much favorable for pedestrians covering short distances.
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