List Of All Matatu Route Numbers and Stages in Nairobi

This a comprehensive list of all Matatu Route Numbers in Nairobi and their Stages. At some point, you may have been stranded in town wondering where to pick a matatu or bus to a certain destination in the outskirts of Nairobi.
I wrote this post after I had a bad experience of boarding the wrong matatu which compelled me to come up with the list you are about to read.

Below is a summary of all major Nairobi Matatu stages, route numbers, and their respective destinations.

Matatu Route Number

Destination/ Bus-Stops

Where to the Pick Matatu in Nairobi.

Matatu Number 1

Ngong Road, Citam/NPC Valley road, The Junction Mall, Dagoretti

General Post Office/​​ GPO

Matatu Number 2

Ngong Road, Citam/NPC Valley Rd, The junction Mall, Dagoretti Kikuyu

GPO ​​ or KBS stage

Matatu Number 3

Ngong Road, Adam’s Arcade, Dagoretti corner


Matatu Number 4

Ngong Road, Adams, Dagoretti

Kencom or GPO

Matatu Number 6

Eastleigh Area/ Pangani Girls/ Pangani Shopping Centre.

Kariokor Market

Board the Matatu from Accra Rd or ​​ Along Tom Mboya Street. They are usually mini-buses and they use the Kariokor market route.

Matatu Number 7C

Community, Upper hill Area, Kenyatta​​ National Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, Doctors Plaza Silver Springs hotel

Board the Citi Hoppa or KBS buses at Kencom House opp Hilton Hotel along Moi Avenue

Matatu Number 8

Ngong road, Kibera Slums, Adams Arcade, Toi Market

Board the matatu from Railways bus station.

Matatu Number 9

Eastleigh Area.

Ngara Civil Servants Housing Scheme, K.I.E,

Pangani Roundabout.

Fig Tree Trade Center Ngara

Board the matatu at Tom Mboya Street or near the former Tuskys Beba Beba Supermarket.

These matatus use the Ngara Route

Matatu Number 11

South B, Bellevue

Board the matatu from Railways Bus station

Matatu Number 15

Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi west &​​ Madaraka (near the road), Tuskys T-mall, Wilson Airport, Carnivore Simba Saloon, Uhuru Gardens, Langata Shopping Centre, Otiende, Barracks, Langata Cemetry (on the lower side), Nairobi Safari walk and Nairobi National Park, Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Board​​ the matatu from Bus Station main stage or further from the main stage at waiting matatus opp Afya center. (the 2nd option is not always available and depends on absence of county askaris)

Matatu Number 14

Langata road up to T-Mall, Strathmore University,​​ Nairobi West,

Board Matatu at BS behind Afya Centre

Matatu Number 17B

Thika road, Thika superhighway, Roysambu, Kasarani, Santon, Mwiki, St Francis Hospital,

Board the matatu from inside Kenya Bus Station or from outside BS near the St Peter Claver’s​​ Catholic Church

Matatu Number 23

Kangemi, Westlands, Uhuru Highway, Kangemi, ABC place, Safaricom House and Uhuru highway.

Board the Matatu at Odeon cinema / Latema Road off Tom Mboya Street

Matatu Number 24

Karen Shopping Centre, Hardy, all Langata road​​ routes, Bogani, Bomas of ​​ Kenya, Galleria Shopping Mall, Catholic University, Kenya School of Law, Nairobi Academy, Hillcrest International School, Animal protection, Co-op bank training centre, Giraffe Center, Karen C school.

Kenya Bus Station /BS, Mfangano street or main buses at Kencom House Moi Avenue

Matatu Number 25

Baba Ndogo, Thika Road up to GSU flyover,

Board the Matatu from Timboroa Lane

Matatu Number 33

Ngumo Estate, KNH, Mbagathi, Masai Market

Board the matatu from opp St Peter Claver’s​​ Catholic church or near OTC /Salvation Army areas

Matatu Number 33

Embakasi route, through joggo road, donholm, City Stadium, Pipeline, Tumaini Estate and Fedha Estate, Avenue Estate

Board the matatu at Muthurwa market or along tom mboya street opp National Archives

Matatu Number 34 (matatus)

Langata Area through Mbagathi road, KNH, T-mall, Wilson Airport, Carnivore, Langata shopping Centre.

Board the Matatu from behind St Peters Clavers Church or Opposite OTC

Matatu Number 34 (buses)

JKIA, Jogoo Road,​​ Embakasi, Fedha, Donholm, Pipeline, Utawala, ​​ (Sometimes Mombasa Road)

Board the bus from Kencom or Ambassador stage

Matatu Number 35/60

Umoja Innercore, Umoja I and Umoja II

Board bus at Ronald Ngala Street Mfangano street intersect opp Naivas Supermarket

Matatu Number 44

Kahawa West, Kamiti Maximum Prison, Zimmerman, ​​ Githurai 44 Roysambu, USIU, Farmers Choice, Northern Bypass

Board bus from Nakumatt Ronald Ngala Street or matatus from the former Tuskys Beba Beba

Matatu Number 45

Thika Road, Thika​​ Superhighway, Githurai 45

Board the buses from Nakumatt Ronald Ngala street opp Posta R/Ngala

Matatu Number 58

Buru buru

Board at Tom Mboya Street opp National Archives

Matatu Number 100

Kiambu town, kiambu road, Sharks Palace Kiambu road, CID center, ​​ Ridgeways, Rock city kiambu road, Muthaiga roundabout

Pick the matatu along Ronald Ngala Street all the way to Ring-road Ngara or opp St. peters Clavers Catholic Church

Matatu Number 102

Kikuyu Township, Dagoretti, Ngong road, The junction mall etc

Board​​ from BS or Kencom

Matatu Number 105

Kikuyu via Uhuru highway, Westlands, Kangemi, Uthiru, Kinoo

Board the matatu along tom Mboya Street near National Archives or from Railways bus station

Matatu Number 106

Banana, Muchatha, village Market

Koja Mosque​​ stage

Matatu Number 110

Kitengela, mlolongo, Athi river

Board from Railways station at the entrance of near the railways station

Matatu Number 111

Ngong, Ngong road, Dagoretti corner, (sometimes kiserian,)

Board from Kencom or Railways bus station.

Matatu Number 125/126

Ongata Rongai, Kiserian, Bomas of Kenya, Nazarene University, Catholic University, Multimedia University, Nairobi National Park/ orphanage, Safari walk, Langata Barracks, Galleria, Brookhouse International School, Langata hospital, Langata Police Station, Langata Cemetry

Board from Railways bus station

Matatu Number 146

Ruiru, Thika Road, Kahawa Wendani, Kahawa Barracks, ​​ Kahawa Sukari, Kenyatta University/ KU, Ruiru Bypass

Board from Mumbi Lane off Ronald Ngala Street / ODEON

Matatu​​ Number 237

Thika town, all routes on Thika Road, Kahawa Ruiru

Munyu Road Junction, Ngara and Ronald Ngala Street, as well as on Race Course Road near the Tusky’s Building (formerly OTC).

Victor Matara

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