The level of competition in the public transport sector in Kenya has increased sharply in recent years, attributable to a significant number of new entrants in the coach and matatu business.

Despite this, an old logistics company started in 1985, Modern Coast Group of Companies of Modern Coast Express buses, is still among the well-known long-distance coach operators in the country, providing a safe and pleasant travel experience to passengers in their largest route network that extends from Kenya to Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Modern Coast Express buses have been able to keep up the pace of the digital age due to their approach of rethinking and reconceptualizing the latest innovations to remain a step in front to play a time-to-market advantage against competitors.

Its buses are fitted with air conditioning, a fast Wi-Fi network, and reclining seats that are spacious enough to accommodate people with disabilities to get everyone from point A to point B stress-free.

Modern Coast is also an affordable means of travel, offering reasonable pricing for bus tickets. What about the ease of booking them? Discover a new way of reaching your destination in Kenya:

How do I book Modern Coast Express online?

You can find cheap Modern Coast luxury bus tickets by directly booking online through the following steps;

1. Visit
2. On the left navigation menu labeled ‘Book a ticket now,’ fill in your location in ‘Leaving From’ and destination in ‘Travelling To’

3. Enter the date of your trip
4. Go to ‘SEARCH AVAILABLE BUSES’ to view the Modern Coast Express timetable
5. On the next page, click on a bus of your choice. You’ll see payable fares
6. Select your seat, enter precise boarding and dropping points, and click ‘Continue’
7. Log in to your Modern Coast Express account or click ‘Continue as a Guest’ if you don’t have an account
8. You’ll access the Passenger Details section. Key in the required information and ‘PROCEED TO REVIEW TRIP’

How do I book Modern Coast Express online?
9. Here, your fare will be displayed alongside booking details. Now ‘PROCEED TO PAYMENT’
10. Go to ‘Submit’ to pay your Modern Coast bus fare via Mpesa. An automatic payment prompt will pop up on your phone. Enter Mpesa PIN to approve the transaction

Paying for your Modern Coast Express tickets is simple with Mpesa. If you don’t receive the prompt, you can settle your ticket prices by using pay bill number 541559 and the special account number (booking code) gotten at the last stage of online booking.

Modern Coast buses operating routes and fares 2023

Modern Coast Express has a vast web of routes and charges affordable bus fares to get you onboard feeling relaxed, even pocket-wise. Its local intercity and rural routes cover places like Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Kitale, Bungoma, Eldoret, Malaba, Kericho, Busia, Migori, Garissa, Syokimau, Rongo, Kakamega and others.

Outside Kenya, the Modern Coast bus reaches Kampala in Uganda, Kigali in Rwanda, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mbarara, Muheza, and other areas. Check out how much you will pay to get a bus ticket:

Leaving from; Traveling to; Cost of one-way Modern Coast bus ticket
Mombasa Nairobi Ksh1,700 – Ksh2,100
Nakuru Mombasa Ksh2,500 – Ksh3,000
Kisumu Mombasa Ksh2,300 – Ksh3,000
Kampala Mombasa Ksh4,700 – Ksh5,100
Nairobi Kakamega Ksh1,200 – Ksh1,500
Nairobi Jinja Ksh3,200 – Ksh3,500
Nairobi Kirundo (Burundi) Ksh11,000 – Ksh11,500
Mombasa Kisumu Ksh2,500 – Ksh2,900
Kisumu Bujumbura Ksh5,600 – Ksh6,000
Nairobi Mtito Andei Ksh1,500 – Ksh1,900
Nairobi Busia Ksh2,200 – Ksh2,700
Nakuru Kisumu Ksh1,000 – Ksh1,500
Nakuru Busia Ksh900 – Ksh1,300

Who owns Modern Coast Express buses?

The company’s first year in business was in 1985, when it began in Mombasa as a simple transport company and grew to diversify, adding a heavy commercial transport service division that currently has a fleet of over 100 trailers. In 1999, it formed a fully independent logistics business under Vantage Point Company, which is involved in freight forwarding and clearing, among other ship agency handling, in partnership with international companies.

Modern Coast buses operating routes and fares 2023
Modern Coast buses owner – Shahid Pervez Butt (late)

Modern Coast Express is a public transport company of Modern Coast Group of Companies owned by the family of the late Shahid Pervez Butt, a billionaire businessman who hailed from the coast. He was shot dead on Friday, July 11, 2014, as he drove back from Moi International Airport in Mombasa.

At the time of his death, Pervez’s net worth stood at Ksh5 billion. Before his killing, he was scheduled to appear in court for allegedly funding coastal terroristic activities, mostly involving the Muslim youth.

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