Kigali - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

Chicago, Illinois. The trip from Kigali to Chicago is long. Connections are not bad but the overall trip can take up to 24 hours. There are connections via Brussels Airways from Kigali to Brussels and Brussels to Chicago, 8+ hours each with a 4 hours layover in Brussels. Almost the same via KLM with a 6 hour layover in Amsterdam. Alternatively you can fly from via Qatar from Kigali to Doha 6 hours, a 7 hour layover in Doha and then 15 hours flight to Chicago. Ethiopian and Turkish can be other opportunities if flying to DC. - Oct 2023

Our home is near the Washington DC area. We usually travel from DC to Amsterdam or Brussels, then connect down to Kigali. It's about a 20 hour trip. - Aug 2023

Mid western US. The shortest travel time was 24 hours via Amsterdam. - Jan 2022

The States. Trips from the DC area to Kigali are at least 24 hours, with a few connections either in Europe or elsewhere in Africa. (It seems like a lot of flights to/from Kigali route through Addis Ababa, even if you're coming from/heading to a country east or south of Rwanda). It can be costly and time-consuming traveling in sub-Saharan Africa from Kigali, though going to Tanzania and Kenya is easy. (Tickets will run around $250 pp for Dar and Nairobi). - Jul 2020

United States. Trip takes 18+ hours. - Sep 2019

Washington, DC. It can take 24 -29 hours to get from there to here. - Jun 2018

Idaho - takes at least 30 hours (stopping in Amsterdam or Brussels, then usually Chicago or Minneapolis) - Dec 2017

Home city is Salt Lake City (USA). The trip is two 10-hour flights - Kigali - Amsterdam - Salt Lake City. - Jan 2017

Kigali to DC via Amsterdam on KLM usually which is about 24 for the whole trip door to door. - Apr 2016

Washington, DC is home The trip takes 23-30 hours generally with a layover in either Brussels or Amsterdam. - Oct 2014

Washington, DC. It takes between 20-24 hours to get to the east coast. KLM/Delta: KIG-Amsterdam-DC. - Jul 2014

Atlanta, about 19 hours of flying time with a layover in Amsterdam. - Sep 2013

Flights from the U.S. connecting through Europe (10 hours) and South Africa (5 hours) take a day. - May 2012

Washington, D.C. - 20hours with a layover in Europe (Brussels or Amsterdam). - Apr 2012

Seattle, Washington. About 16 hours. - Jul 2011

West Coast, 36 Hours. Most flights come through Brussels. - Jan 2010

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