New Prices, How to Book and Booking Methods Available for SGR First Class Travel

If you are planning a trip on Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) and are curious about the new ticket prices, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll not only discuss the updated fares but also guide you through three easy ways to book your SGR ticket, with a focus on first-class travel.

New SGR Ticket Prices:

In a recent statement, Kenya Railways announced new prices for passengers traveling from Nairobi to Mombasa on the Madaraka Express:

  • Economy Class: Ksh1,500 ($9.95)
  • First Class: Ksh4,500 ($29.86)

This marks an increase from the previous rates of Ksh1,000 ($6.64) for Economy Class and Ksh3,000 ($19.91) for First Class.

Booking Methods:

Booking an SGR ticket has been made convenient with three options: Online through the Madaraka Express website, via USSD code, or using the M-PESA Super App.

1. Madaraka Express – SGR Ticket Online Booking:

Follow these simple steps to book your SGR ticket online:

  1. Visit the official Madaraka Express website: Madaraka Express.
  2. Click on the “Book Ticket” button on the homepage.
  3. Select your travel dates, times, and choose your preferred class (First or Economy).
  4. Specify the number of tickets you want and proceed to the next step.
  5. Fill in your personal details, including name, ID number, and contact information.
  6. Review your booking details and confirm to proceed with the payment.
  7. Upon successful payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email and a text message with your booking details and a QR code.

Please note that the booking process may vary based on service conditions and availability. Check the official website for the latest information.

2. USSD Booking:

Dial *639# to purchase a Madaraka Express ticket through USSD and pay via M-PESA. This quick and easy method allows you to buy up to a maximum of 5 tickets in one transaction, 24/7.

3. M-PESA App Booking:

Utilize the M-PESA Super App to book your SGR ticket:

  1. Log in to the M-PESA app.
  2. In the Services section, locate Madaraka Express.
  3. Select your travel details and the number of tickets.
  4. Fill in personal details, choose the class of service, and review the booking.
  5. Proceed with the payment directly from the app.

These methods provide flexibility and ease in securing your SGR ticket, ensuring a smooth and convenient travel experience. Keep in mind that these details are subject to change, and it’s advisable to check the official website for the latest information. Safe travels!


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