Eldoret is in Western Kenya.
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 800 and takes 6 hours. An 11-seat van from Eldoret to Malaba on the Kenya/Uganda border costs Ksh 400 and takes 3 hours.
The railway network in Western Kenya is under rehabilitation and passenger trains from Nairobi are expected to return in late 2021 or early 2022. Travel times are expected to be quite long as the 100 year old network meanders through the landscape.
- 1 Eldoret railway station.
You can walk to most places in downtown.
Banks & ATMs
- Equity Bank, Municipal market. 24-hour ATM. Has a MasterCard-Visa card ATM.
- Ecobank, Oginga Odinga Street, ☏ +254-719-098000. 24-hour ATM. Has a no fee Master Card-Visa card ATM.
Malls & supermarkets
- Zion Mall. Has a Supermarket.
- The Eldo Center, Uganda Road, ☏ +254 717-697630. Has a Quick Mart Supermarket.
- Naivas Supermarket, Kimalel street.
- [dead link] Khetias Supermarkets, Ronald Ngala Road & Malaba Road, ☏ +254 54-31821. 8AM-9PM. lower prices.
- 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.
- Prime Chic inn Fastfoods, Kenyatta street. Low-cost chicken and chips.
- Aya Inn, Oginga odinga Street (opposite Central plaza), ☏ +254 53 2062259. Check-in: 10AM, check-out: 10AM. Clean single/double rooms with own bathroom. Has a good free breakfast and a bar. Ksh 1200.
- Eldoret Valley Hotel, Uganda Road, ☏ +254 53 321-32314. Single/double rooms. Ksh 600/900.
- Bubbles Inn, Oginga Oginga street (near Central plaza.), ☏ +254-53 2060992. Single/double rooms from Ksh 1,500.
- Mahindi Hotel, Uganda road (near matatu station), ☏ +254 53 31520. Check-in: 11AM, check-out: noon. Single/double rooms with own bathroom. Net. Ksh 1,000/1,500.
- Mountain View Hotel, Uganda road, ☏ +254 53 2060728. Ksh 1,000.
- Eldoret Country Lodge, 5th street Kisumu raod.. Double rooms with own bathroom. from Ksh 1500.
- 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.
- 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..