Accra Rd Matatu Stage
The Accra Rd Matatu Stage at the junction of Accra Rd and Tom Mboya St has for many years been the city centre terminus for matatus heading to the Embakasi region of Eastlands, Nairobi. In early 2008, the Government ordered all Eastlands matatus to operate from the newly completed Muthurwa Bus Station, but after complying for a few months, some of them resumed coming into the central business district (CBD). Others even got court orders allowing them to legally return to the city centre.
Most commuters prefer to use buses which are still allowed into the CBD, rather than walk for 30-40minutes to Muthurwa and face the security risks associated with that place.
At the Accra Rd Stage, you will find matatus headed to the destinations listed in the table below, and shown graphically in the route map to the left.Matatu Routes
|4||Eastleigh Section 3||Luthuli Ave, Kariokor, Gen Waruingi St, Pumwani, California, Section 3|
|7||California||Luthuli Ave, Gikomba, Majengo, California|
|9||Eastleigh Section 1&2||Luthuli Ave, Kariokor, Gen Waruingi St, Pumwani, First Ave Eastleigh, Juja Rd, Muranga Rd, Globe Cinema roundabout, Tom Mboya St|
|33 (Baraka)||Baraka Estate||Haile Selassie Avenue, Uhuru Highway, Mombasa Road, City Cabanas, North Airport Road, KQ Pride Centre, Simba Estate, Baraka Estate|
|33 (Embakasi)||Embakasi Village||Landhies Rd, Jogoo Road, Donholm roundabout, Outer Ring Rd, Quarry, Tumaini, Tassia, Avenue Park, Fedha, Pipeline, North Airport Rd, KQ Base, Embakasi Village|
|33 (Pipeline)||Pipeline||Landhies Rd, Jogoo Road, Donholm roundabout, Outer Ring Rd, Quarry, Tumaini, Tassia, Avenue Park, Fedha, Pipeline|
|33 (Transami)||Transami||Haile Selassie Avenue, Uhuru Highway, Mombasa Road, Imara Daima, Villa Franca, Mukuru kwa Ngenga, North Airport Road, Transami|
|34B||Greenfield||Landhies Rd, Jogoo Road, Donholm roundabout, Outer Ring Road, Donholm, Savannah, Greenfield|
|58||Buruburu||Landhies Rd, Jogoo Road, Makadara, Rabai Road, Mumias South Road, Buruburu Phase 5 till Phase 1|
When coming to the city centre from the suburbs, matatus going to Muthurwa Bus Station typically announce tao (Town) or tao ndani (inside town), while those going to the CBD announce Commercial. Being aware of this distinction can save you a 30-40min walk to your destination in the city centre.