The Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) is a modern railway system in Kenya that operates between the cities of Mombasa and Nairobi.
It was built to replace the old colonial-era railway and provides a faster and more comfortable mode of transportation for passengers and freight.
The SGR runs along a standard gauge track, which is wider than the old colonial gauge, and is equipped with modern rolling stock, signaling, and communication systems.
The SGR has reduced travel time between Mombasa and Nairobi to about 4.5 hours, making it a convenient option for travelers and businesses.
SGR Train Schedule From Mombasa To Nairobi
the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya operates daily trains between Mombasa and Nairobi. Here is the typical schedule for trains from Mombasa to Nairobi:
- The first train departs from Mombasa at 8:00 am
- The second train departs from Mombasa at 1:00 pm
- The third train departs from Mombasa at 4:00 pm
Please note that this schedule is subject to change and it’s advisable to check the latest schedule on the SGR website (https://www.madarakaexpress.co.ke/) or by contacting the SGR customer service center before making travel plans.
How To Book SGR Via Phone
To book a ticket for the Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya, you can follow these steps:
- Visit the SGR website: https://www.madarakaexpress.co.ke/
- Select the “Book a Ticket” option
- Choose your travel dates and preferred train schedule
- Select the type of ticket you want (one-way or return)
- Enter the number of passengers and their details
- Choose your preferred payment method
- Review and confirm your booking details
- Make the payment to complete the booking process
Alternatively, you can also book SGR tickets by visiting designated SGR booking offices or authorized agents.
How To Book SGR Via Phone
To book a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) ticket via phone:
- Dial the SGR customer care number: 0709 388 888
- Listen to the automated voice prompt and select the option to book a ticket.
- Provide the required information, including the date of travel, departure and arrival stations, class of travel, and the number of tickets needed.
- Confirm the details of your booking, including the fare and payment methods.
- Make the payment over the phone using a credit or debit card.
- Obtain the booking reference number and keep it handy for future reference.
- Arrive at the station on the day of travel with a printout or electronic copy of your ticket.
Note: The SGR customer care line is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
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- Mombasa & Nairobi Termini – 6.30am to 10.00pm
- Ngong & Rongai stations – 5.30am to 8.30pm
- Suswa, Maai Mahiu, Mariakani, Misaenyi, Voi, Mtito Andei, Kibwezi, Emali, Athi River stations – 7am to 4pm