How do I access the SGR terminal in Nairobi?
The SGR is a convenient and fast mode of transport for people traveling from Nairobi to Mombasa or Mombasa to Nairobi. However, accessing the SGR terminal in Nairobi is not always easy. This is because the terminal is outside town, and also there are no signs to direct people to the SGR terminal. In addition, there are no Public Service Vehicles that take you directly to the terminal during the day.
In the morning, it is easy to visit the SGR terminal from the Nairobi Railways bus station. People rushing to catch the morning train to Mombasa are able to board matatus that take them directly to the terminal. Even Uber drivers find themselves lost when trying to access the terminal. Digital maps have not yet mapped the route properly, and so this article will show you how to go to the SGR terminal.
Matatus directions to the SGR terminal in Nairobi from town
If you are coming from town, matatus that are heading towards Syokimau, Kitengela, Mlolongo, Great Wall Gardens, Athi River and Machakos can take you there. Most of these matatus park at the Railways bus station. The cheapest and most convenient are the Kitengela-bound buses. You will pay a maximum of 100 shillings. Ask the conductor to drop you at the SGR stage, which is outside Hilton Garden Inn. Cross the road and be careful because this is a blackspot.
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Cross all the way to Old Mombasa Road, where The Tunnel is. Pick a boda boda to SGR for 50 shillings or just walk to the terminal, it’s about 700 meters from the junction.
Personal car directions to the SGR terminal in Nairobi from town
If you are driving or using a taxi from town, drive all the way to Gateway Mall. Just after Gateway, keep right ready to take a u-turn. Drive towards town. Take the last lane and exit just around Kapa, to Old Mombasa road. Drive past the railway station, to the building opposite Hilton Garden Inn. Take the slip road. Drive straight for about 600 meters.
Personal car directions to the SGR terminal in Nairobi from JKIA
If you are coming from JKIA, drive towards Hilton Garden Inn/Mlolongo/Syokimau. At Hilton Garden, follow the directions above.
Matatu directions to the SGR terminal in Nairobi from Machakos/Kitengela/Athi River/Mlolongo/Namanga
If you are coming from Machakos, board any matatu to City Cabanas, GM/Airtel or town. Tell them to drop you at SGR. At the stage, board a boda boda or walk for 700m.
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Personal car directions to the SGR terminal in Nairobi from Syokimau/Machakos/Namanga
If you are driving from Machakos, drive straight to Gateway mall. You can use the main highway or Old Mombasa Road. At the junction opposite Hilton Garden, take left and drive for about 600m.
Hope this article will get you to your destination safely. Safe travel!