Easy Coach: All You Need To Know Before Booking.

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Easy Coach is a premier bus company that operates on routes west of the capital Kenya. They have a good road safety and one of the most reliable bus company in Kenya.

If you came here for online booking, I wrote this guide here how to do so. Easy Coach does not have an online booking portal; however, you can book through their partners Buupass. Nevertheless, if you came to find out more about the bus company, read on.

The company offers both passenger and courier services. I am going to provide you all this information so that you can decide whether to do business with them or look elsewhere.  

Destinations

As I said earlier, Easy Coach operates on route west of the capital Nairobi. It also has presence in Uganda.

From their base at Railways Nairobi, the bus company goes to

  • Awendo
  • Bondo
  • Bomet
  • Bumala
  • Bungoma
  • Busia
  • Eldoret
  • Kaimosi
  • Kakamega
  • Kampala
  • Kapsabet
  • Kericho
  • Kisii
  • Kisumu
  • Kitale
  • Malaba
  • Maseno
  • Mbale
  • Migori
  • Moi’s Bridge
  • Mumias
  • Nakuru
  • Narok
  • Rongo
  • Siaya
  • Sirare
  • Ugunja
  • Usenge
  • Webuye
  • Jinja

Off course, it goes without saying that you can travel from these destinations back to Nairobi. Here is a current fare chart to all destinations from Nairobi.

TOWN            Departure        Period            Arrival                   Price
                         (24Hrs)                              (24Hrs)                 (Ksh.)
SIRARE

SIRARE

MASENO

MASENO

KAIMOSI

KAIMOSI

KISUMU

KISUMU

KISUMU

KISUMU

KISUMU

BUSIA

BUSIA

MUMIAS

MUMIAS

SIAYA

SIAYA

KAKAMEGA

KAKAMEGA

USENGE

USENGE

BUNGOMA

BUNGOMA

KAMPALA

KAMPALA

KITALE

KITALE

MBALE

MBALE

KERICHO

KERICHO

ELDORET

ELDORET

MALABA

MALABA

RONGO

RONGO

HOMA BAY

HOMA BAY

08:30

21:30

07:30

20:00

09:30

19:45

09:00

11:00

13:00

21:00

21:30

07:00

19:30

08:00

19:45

07:30

20:00

09:00

20:00

07:45

19:45

08:00

19:30

07:00

19:00

08:30

20:15

08:30

20:30

08:30

20:30

08:30

20:15

07:00

19:30

08:45

20:45

08:45

20:45

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

DAY 

DAY 

NIGHT

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

DAY 

NIGHT

15:45

05:30

16:30

04:30

16:45

03:00

16:00

18:30

20:30

04:30

05:00

17:00

05:30

17:00

04:00

16:30

05:00

16:30

03:30

17:30

05:30

17:00

04:00

21:00

09:00

17:00

04:45

15:30

03:30

14:30

02:30

16:00

03:00

17:30

04:30

15:45

03:45

16:15

04:15

           950

           950

         1,400

         1,400

         1,200

         1,200

         1,400

         1,400

         1,400

         1,400

         1,400

         1,500

         1,500

         1,450

         1,450

         1,450

         1,450

         1,450

         1,450

         1,450

         1,450

         1,350

         1,350

         2,500

         2,500

         1,350

         1,350

         1,400

         1,400

         1,100

         1,100

         1,250

         1,250

         1,400

         1,400

           950

           950

           950

           950


As I said earlier, you can also send parcels. Here are their charges.

Description Charges( in Ksh)
Small Envelops 200
Medium Envelops and Big Envelops 200
Kampala Letters 400
Parcels Charges per Kilogram
1-7 250
8-10 300
11-15 400
16-19 450
20-25 500
For Parcels 26kg and above, charged at Ksh. 20 per kg inclusive of VAT

Easy Office Locations and Contacts

Town (City) Location Cellphone
Awendo
Bondo Opposite Caltex Petro Station 0738200316
Bomet
Bumala Western  Ambience Hotel 0789366996
Bungoma At Shariff’s Centre 0738200310
Busia Next to KRA Offices 0738200315, 05523098
Eldoret At Eldoret Valley Hotel 0532030411(fax), 0738200308
Kaimosi Next To Jeptulu Primary School 0738200323
Kakamega Opposite Kakamega Primary 0738200313, 05630837 (fax)
Kampala Dewinton Road – Pioneer Building
Yusuf Lule Road – At Oasis Shopping Mall
+256776727270, +256757727273
Kapsabet Opposite Kapsile Wholesalers Supermarket 0738200322, 05352260
Kericho Along Kisumu – Kericho Highway, Omline Petrol Station 052 20417, 0738200316
Kisii Kisii-Migori Highway Opposite Kobil Petrol Station 0736046164
Kisumu -United Mall
-Al Imran-Oginga Odinga Street, Next to -University Of Nairobi
-Down Town- Bank Road, Behind KPLC Office
0738200317, 0738999703,0726354307,057 2026136 (fax),
Kitale Opposite Kitale Law Court 0738200309,0726354309,054 30066 (fax)
Malaba Next to Posta 0738999705
Maseno Next to Maseno University 057351216, 0738200320
Mbale Next to Mbale Hotel/Equity Bank 0738999704, 05651487 (fax)
Migori Next to Postbank 0736046143
Moi’s Bridge Next to Post Office 0732538253
Mumias At Mumias Sugar Complex 0738200318/9, 056641361 (fax)
Nairobi Head Office – Haileselassie, Railways Godown 0738200301, 0726354301, 0202210711,  0202210712 (fax)
Nakuru Off Nairobi-Kisumu Highway, Next to Canaan Restaurant 0738200312,0726354312,0726354303,0738200303, 051 2211500 (fax)
Narok Total Petrol Station, Kula Corner Restaurant 0736141333
Rongo At Lasjona Hotel 0738200083
Siaya At Mwalimu Hotel 0738200304
Sirare Near Bukira West Hotel 0736046132
Unguja Kolalo Petro Station 0738200324
Usenge At Kobil Petrol 0738200316
Webuye H/Way Total P.Station 0738200321

My Experience on Easy Coach Bus

Each day Easy Coach ferries thousands of people to destinations listed above. I often take the bus too like millions of others.

Here is my experience aboard the bus. Please note these are my personal views and in no way should they be taken as the standard practice.

Often I usually book by ticket online. Again, you can read this guide here on how to book online if you missed it.

Unlike many other bus companies, their schedule is followed but sometimes departure times are often adjusted. I have had to wait for more than 30 minutes for the bus to actually arrive and more minutes for it to finally depart.

During the festivities, the queues may be long that usual and it is common for buses to really come in late.

However once onboard you can expect that the bus will not stop until it gets to nearest town in which case they have offices.

There is nothing out of the ordinary once on board. The seats are ‘comfortable’ (comfortable in this case is relative). However, unlike Dreamline, Mash Poa or Modern Coast, it does not have classes.

They seem to take security seriously and have guards on standby to take care of your belongings when you are out of the bus. For items such as laptops, phones and other electronics, you will be advised to carry them along with you to wherever you go.

This is my take, if you are looking for a bus that at least delivers on what it promises; Easy Coach is your best bet. And one reason I will always use it is the fact that their fares remain constant come rain or sunshine.

Conclusion

Easy Coach is a bus company you can trust to travel with safely. Besides, they score above average on safety and passenger satisfaction.

Moreover, they have won several awards among them;

  • Grand warrior award (2006) (N.A.R.S.A)
  • Best maintained bus company (2006) – (N.A.R.S.A)
  •  Overall bus company (2007) – (N.A.R.S.A)
  • Commissioner general’s commendation (2007) -(N.A.R.S.A) 
  • Best maintained bus company (2007) – (N.A.R.S.A)

Should be traveling on a route where Easy Coach operates, choose them over the rest.

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