Despite being an old travel company in Kenya and the brutal competition in the travel industry, Simba Coach continues to appeal to a wider audience. And it’s the pride of Kenyan travelers. Today, Simba Coach online booking makes it easier to reserve your seat from wherever you’re.
Simba Coach doesn’t have a dedicated website or app for online boking. But you can use the Bus Kenya app to make your reservation. You can also book your travel ticket from Tiketi.com, a credible website dedicated to help you secure your travel fast.
Like Dreamline, Simba Coach also has a Facebook Page where it interacts with its esteemed customers via new posts and updates. Currently, the page has at least 10,000 followers, but it isn’t quite active.
One of the best things about Simba Coach is its wider coverage. Not only does it operate in Kenya, it’s also available in Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
About Simba Coach
Simba Coach Buses are either Scania or Golden Dragon and the seats installed in each of these bus models have recliners that ensure passengers feel comfortable throughout their journey.
Every passenger spot has enough legroom for stretching whenever it’s necessary.
For entertainment purposes, Simba Coach installs big LCD TVs right behind the drivers’ seats to keep travelers eyes busy.
Other small LCD screens are also included behind the seat to save passengers seating at the back from strains.
In my view, the LCD TV is an additional amenity that not every person would like to have, but it’s quite something nonetheless.
Simba Coach Online Booking
Simba coach does not have a website or a portal where passengers can do their booking. However, that does not mean you cannot book with them online.
You can use the Bus Kenya app, an accredited partner of Simba Coach that will let you book a ticket online. The app doesn’t have a huge following, but it can get the job done.
- Open the app and select Simba Coach from the list of Coaches available.
- Enter the town or city you are traveling from and the town or city you are traveling to.
- Schedule a date you would like to travel and a date you would like to return. Note that the return date is optional if you wish to travel with the same company.
- Select a seat you would like, your boarding and dropping point, and then proceed to make payments through M-pesa.
- Provide the number used to make payments together with the M-pesa transaction ID.
- Give Simba Coach some time to confirm your payment details, after which they will confirm your booking.
You can print the ticket online or go and collect it from any Simba Coach office closest to you.
And that is it. You have just booked yourself a spot on Simba Coach through the Bus Kenya application.
Alternatively, you can also book your traveling ticket by visiting a Simba Coach office close to you.
The good thing is that Simba Coach has offices throughout the country and outside the country for those crossing the Kenyan border to East Africa.
Simba Coach Regional Routes and Fare Prices
|Regional Routes||Fare Prices (Starting from )|
|1.||Nairobi to Mpeketoni||KES. 1,200|
|2.||Nairobi to Mombasa||KES. 1,000|
|3.||Nairobi to Ukunda||KES. 1,000|
|4.||Mombasa to Malaba||KES. 1,600|
|5.||Mombasa to Busia||KES. 1,600|
|6.||Mombasa to Homabay||KES. 1,400|
|7.||Mombasa to Kitale||KES. 1,600|
|8||Mombasa to Malindi||KES. 1,200|
|9.||Nairobi to Kigali||KES. 5,000|
It is important to note that the fare price offered by Simba Coach can increase or decrease based on several factors.
For example, Simba Coach can increase bus fares prices in December because thousands of people travel upcountry for the holiday season. The prices tend to go down a bit in January because very few people travel at the time.
Also, an increase in fuel prices may lead to an increase in fare prices and a decrease in fuel prices may lead to a decrease in fair prices or get you paying a flat rate for a while.
Simba Coach Routes in Kenya and East Africa
Below is a list of Simba Coach Routes in Kenya and East Africa:
- Nairobi to Kigali
- Nairobi to Malindi
- Mombasa to Malaba
- Mombasa to Busia
- Nairobi to Lamu
- Nairobi to Mpeketoni
- Mombasa to Nairobi
- Mombasa to Homabay
- Mombasa to Kitale
- Nairobi to Kampala
- Nairobi to Ukunda
Simba Coach Working Hours
Here the details on Simba Coach working hours:
|Day of the Week||Open Hours|
|1.||Sunday||05:00 – 23:00|
|2.||Monday||05:00 – 23:00|
|3.||Tuesday||05:00 – 23:00|
|4.||Wednesday||05:00 – 23:00|
|5.||Thursday||05:00 – 23:00|
|6.||Friday||05:00 – 23:00|
|7.||Saturday||05:00 – 23:00|
Simba Coach Office Contacts
You can get in touch with Simba Coaches via the following phone numbers:
|1.||Mombasa||0724 618 284 or|
|2.||Nairobi||0707 471 111|
|3.||Malindi||0721 688 444 or 0774 471 112|
|4.||Kisumu||0723 370 380|
You can also contact them via their Facebook page. I’m not sure how fast they respond to Facebook messages, but you can try it out and get some personal experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Much Does Simba Coach Charge from Nairobi to Mombasa
The distance between Nairobi to Mombasa is 448Km. It will take Simba Coach about 8 hours and 10 minutes to get from Mombasa to Nairobi.
You will pay about KSH. 1,000, which is quite affordable compared to what other traveling agencies charge.
2. Who Owns Simba Coach?
It is not clear who the owner of Simba Coach is. But according to what I found online, it looks like I came across the name Mustafa Denajad on LinkedIn as the Managing Director of Simba Coach Limited.
3. Does Simba Coach Have Courier Services?
Simba Coach does offer courier services in terms of parcel transfers. Their areas of operations include Mombasa, Nairobi, and Malindi for Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Kampala, and Kigali for East Africa.
If you want to know more about Simba Coach Courier services, call their offices.
If there’s one thing that’s for sure about Simba Coach online booking, it’s that the process is seamless and swift.
And once you book your seat, you get ready for a luxurious travel within and outside the Kenyan borders.