Nairobi Transit directions now available on Google Maps
Now every Nairobi resident and guests of the city can plan their route with Google Maps when using public transport. Working in collaboration with Digital Matatus, google have made bus & matatus (minibuses/ minivans used as public transport) routes information available to the public, for free, on maps.google.co.ke.
This new Transit feature on Google Maps will make it quick and easy for anyone within Nairobi to find the best route for wherever they’re going, whether that’s to the local park, or across Nairobi from Komarock to Kawangare.
This initiative is part of our mission to make Google Maps more comprehensive, more accurate and useful for millions of people around the world who use buses and matatus to reach the next destination. As a result of this close cooperation with Digital Matatus, Nairobi now joins the over 2800 towns and cities having this very useful and convenient feature, including Lagos, Johannesburg, Tokyo and Sydney.
The Transit feature on Google Maps is free, and can be accessed either via the web browser, as well as the Google Maps app on both the Android and iOS platforms. To plan a journey simply click on the ‘Get Directions’ button in Google Maps, then click the ‘public transport’ icon before entering your place of departure and destination. We’ll calculate the quickest way for you to get from A to B and suggest the transport that most conveniently suits your time of travel.