While many bus companies traverse Kenya, few are as reliable as Easy Coach regarding reasonable charges and route predictability. And now, the Easy Coach online booking process is more seamless than ever, allowing you to book a bus using your mobile phone or computer.
You can book an Easy Coach bus ticket via Buupass.com, where you can select your preferred departure date, time, and destination and even book a return ticket. Alternatively, you can use the EasyCoach Booking app or the USSD code *877#.
I’ll explain all the methods and what to expect from each. Mark you; all these three booking ways give you access to the current fares, depending on your route.
And as I hinted earlier, Easy Coach has a fair fare-charging reputation. They rarely hike their fares, and everything is laid in black and white on their website.
But just an overview, it’ll cost you Ksh 950 – Ksh 1650 to travel between most regions in Nyanza and Nairobi or vice versa and about Ksh 1350 – Ksh 1650 to travel between Nairobi and western Kenya or vice versa.
I’ll share more about the regional routes and the expected fare prices later. But first, let me explain more about the three ways you can get an Easy Coach bus ticket.
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3 Easy Coach Online Booking Methods
Currently, you can book an Easy Coach bus ticket online using any of these three ways:
1. On Buupass.com
Buupass.com is an online bus booking platform for booking bus tickets to most regions in Kenya and up to Kampala. They’ve partnered with many bus companies, including Easy Coach, to ensure that is possible.
While their fare prices may be slightly higher (probably by Ksh 100 – 400), depending on the region, they promise a stress-free booking process. With Buupass.com, you can compare Easy Coach to other bus services.
Even better, you can pick your preferred seat, time, and travel date and even book a return ticket depending on your time of traveling back. So, you can book your bus ticket days or weeks in advance, which is rare in the Kenya bus service market.
Now, here is how to book an Easy Coach bus ticket online on Buupass.com:
- Step 1 (Go to the company website) – Using your internet-enabled device, go to Buupass.com. You’ll access a booking page to search for available Easy Coach buses (and other buses).
- Step 2 (Start searching) – Enter the relevant details to help you find available buses. That includes departure, destination, travel date, and return date (optional). Once you do that, click on search and wait to see the available buses and the fare prices.
- Step 3 (Seat selection) – Now, pick your preferred seat from the available seats.
- Step 4 (Proceed to book) – The remaining steps involve filling out the passenger details (name, phone number, ID, and nationality residence) and payment details (Email, full name, and MPESA number)
- Step 5 (Make payment) – Complete the booking process by paying for your bus ticket and wait for a confirmation message which will be your receipt.
Note that Buupass.com allows you to filter your bus search according to the following:
- Bus type (where you can opt for Executive, Normal, VIP, or Business class)
- Timing (where you can select morning, afternoon, or evening buses)
- Facilities (where by there’s the option of air conditioner and water)
2. Via The Easy Coach Booking App
Easy Coach allows you to book a bus ticket online using its mobile app, EasyCoach Booking. The app lets you search for your destination, buy a ticket, pick a destination point, and choose your preferred bus according to departure time.
You can also select your preferred seat via the app, and once you are ready to pay, you can do it via MPESA.
So, go ahead, download and install EasyCoach Booking on your phone and run it. You can then use it to book an Easy Coach bus ticket to your preferred destination.
3. Using The USSD Code *877#
The *877# USSD code allows Safaricom users, especially those without the Easy Coach booking app, to book Easy Coach bus tickets using their mobile phones.
You’ll need to dial *877# on your Safaricom line and follow the subsequent steps to book your ticket. Note that Buupass.com offers this service. So, expect the same process and selection criteria as the website discussed earlier.
Easy Coach Online Booking Prices and Regional Routes
Below is a table showing how much an Easy Coach bus ticket goes for depending on location and booking platform.
|Route||On Easycoach.co.ke (via the Easy Coach Booking app)||On Buupass.com|
|Nairobi – Kisumu and vice versa||Ksh 1,400||Ksh 1,650|
|Nairobi – Busia and vice versa||Ksh 1,500||Ksh 1,700|
|Nairobi – Kakamega and vice versa||Ksh 1,450||Ksh 1,550|
|Nairobi – Bungoma and vice versa||Ksh 1,350||Ksh 1,650|
|Nairobi – Eldoret and vice versa||Ksh 1,250||Ksh 1,450|
|Nairobi – Kitale and vice versa||Ksh 1,350||Ksh 1,600|
|Nairobi – Kericho and vice versa||Ksh 1,250||Ksh 1,400|
|Nairobi – Malaba and vice versa||Ksh 1,400||Ksh 1,650|
|Nairobi – Homa Bay and vice versa||Ksh 950||Ksh 1,350|
|Nairobi – Siaya and vice versa||Ksh 1,450||Ksh 1,650|
|Nairobi – Sirare and vice versa||Ksh 950||Ksh 1,350|
|Nairobi – Kaimosi and vice versa||Ksh 1,200||Ksh 1,350|
|Nairobi – Mbale and vice versa||Ksh 1,400||–|
|Nairobi – Rongo and vice versa||Ksh 950||Ksh 1,300|
|Nairobi – Kisii and vice versa||–||Ksh 1,150|
|Nairobi – Bondo and vice versa||–||Ksh 1,650|
|Nairobi – Maseno and vice versa||Ksh 1,400||Ksh 1,650|
|Nairobi – Oyugis and vice versa||–||Ksh 1,250|
|Nairobi – Bomet and vice versa||–||Ksh 1,050|
|Nairobi – Usenge and vice versa||Ksh 1,450||Ksh 1,650|
|Nairobi – Mombasa and vice versa||–||Ksh 1,550|
|Nairobi – Kampala and vice versa||Ksh 2,500||–|
Easy Coach Online Booking Contacts
While Easy Coach runs its operations from its Nairobi headquarters, along Haile Selassie, next to Railways Station, they have stations in most parts of the country.
In addition to the Easy Coach online booking offices in Nairobi, here are the stations and their contacts:
|Nairobi||Haile Selassie, Next To Railways Train Station||0726 354 301 / 0738 200 301|
|Bondo||Opposite Caltex Petrol Station||0738 200 316|
|Bungoma||Sharif Center||0738 200 310|
|Busia||Near KRA Offices||0738 200 315|
|Kisumu||United Mall, Near Nairobi University and Downtown Bank Building Behind KPLC Offices||0726 354 309 / 0738 999 703|
|Kampala||Pioneer Building, Dewinton Road and Oasis Shopping Mall, Yusuf Lule Road||+256 776 722 270 / +256 757 727 273|
|Eldoret||Eldoret Valley Hotel||0738 200 308|
|Malaba||Near Posta||0738 999 705|
|Maseno||Opposite Maseno University||0738 200 320|
|Migori||Close to Post Bank||0736 046 143|
|Mumias||Mumias Sugar Complex||0738 200 318/9|
|Kapsabet||Opposite Kapsile Wholesaler Supermarket||0738 200 322|
|Kitale||Opposite Kitale Law Courts||0726 354 309/ 0738 200 309|
|Kisii||Kisii Migori Highway, Opposite The Old Kobil Station Highway||0736 046 164|
|Nakuru||Next to Canaan Restaurant On Nairobi – Kisumu Highway||0726 354 312/ 0738 200 312|
|Narok||Kula Corner Restaurant, Next Total Petrol Station||0736 141 333|
|Rongo||Lasjona Hotel Building||0738 200 083|
|Sirare||Next to Bukira West Hotel||0736 046 132|
|Kakamega||Opposite Kakamega Primary School||0738 200 313|
|Ugunja||Kolalo Petrol Station||0738 200 324|
People Also Ask
1. How Do I Book Easy Coach Online?
You can book Easy Coach buses online by visiting Buupass.com or using the EasyCoach Booking app. Both options allow you to view the fare charges in real-time, pick a destination and seat number and even book a return ticket.
2. Does Easy Coach Go to Kampala?
Fortunately, Easy Coach makes frequent trips to Kampala, where the fare from Nairobi is about Ksh 2,500. You’ll pay Ksh 2,100 from Nakuru or vice versa and Ksh 1,500 from Kisumu or vice versa.
3. How Much Is Easy Coach from Nairobi to Homabay?
Depending on the booking platform, whether in person or online, an Easy Coach bus ticket from Nairobi to Homa Bay is about Ksh 950 – Ksh 1,350.
4. How Much Is Easy Coach from Nairobi to Eldoret?
Though the fare price changes depending on the season, Easy Coach charges Ksh 1,250 – Ksh 1,450 from Nairobi to Eldoret across its various booking platforms.
5. How Much Is Fare from Nairobi to Busia?
Depending on the platform you use to book a ticket, and whether you do it online or at their station, you’ll pay Ksh 1,500 – Ksh 1,700 from Nairobi to Busia on Easy Coach.
6. How Much Fare from Nairobi to Oyugis by Easy Coach?
During regular days (the festive season aside), it’ll cost you up to Ksh 1,250 to book an Easy Coach bus from Nairobi to Oyugis or vice versa.
7. How Much is Easy Coach Online Booking from Nairobi to Kisumu?
If you book online, you’ll pay Ksh 1,400 – Ksh 1,650 for an Easy Coach bus ticket from Nairobi to Kisumu. That includes Buupass.com and the EasyCoach Booking app. The fare charges may, however, change slightly from time to time, depending on market forces and the travel seasons.
8. How Do I Book Easy Coach Using MPESA?
Using your MPESA registered line, you can book an Easy Coach bus by dialing *877# and following the prompts. Alternatively, you can visit Buupass.com and enter your MPESA details under payment information.
9. How Much Fare is Easy Coach Online Booking Nairobi to Bondo?
You may pay up to Ksh 1,650 for an Easy Coach bus ticket to travel from Nairobi to Bondo or vice versa if you book online on Buupass.com. The fare charges may, however, change slightly from time to time.
10. Do Easy Coach Travel by Night?
Yes, Easy Coach buses travel by night, but the buses are fewer than in the day. However, they have specific drop-off points at night, mainly at their stations/offices, unlike daytime, where you can highlight almost anywhere designated as a drop-off point.
11. Who Is the Owner of Easy Coach?
Azym Dossa, the current manager of Easy Coach, founded the bus company and is believed to own most of its shares.
Closing Thought On Easy Coach Online Booking:
As shared above, you can book an Easy Coach bus to most parts of Nyanza, Western, and Rift Valley regions, Kenya and Kampala online via Buupass.com, EasyCoach Booking app, or USSD code *877#.
Depending on your preferred booking method, you can conveniently choose your destination, departure date, time, and seat number. So, the next time you want to travel to any of those regions, you can try Easy Coach.