Mash Poa & Tahmeed Bus: How to Book a Ticket Online

  • Online booking is not only convenient but also a great way to reserve a spot on the bus long before the travelling rush begins.

    If this is your first time trying this, you do not have to worry. This is a quick and easy guide to help you do exactly that.

    Follow these simple steps to book either a Tahmeed coach or a Mash Poa bus online.

    Mash Poa bus online booking

    Mash Poa is one of the most popular bus companies in Kenya, but do not take my word for it. You can try them.

    All you need to do is first book your ticket online and have a ride with them.

    Mash Poa online booking can be done from your phone or computer and within a few minutes, you will have an e-ticket.

    How to book a Mash Poa bus online

    If you intend to book a ticket now, you can follow these simple steps:

    1. Go to the Mash Poa Online booking page by following this page, http://www.mashpoa.com.

    This takes you to a page that looks this way.

    2. Now fill in the required information. As you can see, this is your destination, the town you coming from, date of travel and number of passengers traveling. If you are happy with the information, hit the search bus button.

    This takes you to a page that looks this way.

    As you can see, this lists the buses available. For my case I was searching for a bus from Kisumu to Nairobi. I got one bus available.  From the screenshot, you can see the departure time of the bus, the number of seats available and the price of the seats.

    3. Mash Poa has three classes, which is VIP, business and normal. That is why you have three prices listed. Now click on View Seats.

    That takes us here.

    The yellow seats are VIP seats, the green ones are business while the blue ones are normal. You will notice that grey color around a seat shows that it is booked while white shows that it is not booked.

    4. Now decide which class you want to travel in, and then choose a seat.

    Once selected, you will see on your left the following.

    a. The pickup point, where you will board the bus.
     

    b. The Drop Off point.
     

    c. The selected seats.
     

    d. The cost of the seats.
     

    e. Then the total fare.

    5. If you are happy with what you have selected, then hit the continue button. If not. You can always go back by and start all over again.

    You get to this page after hitting the continue button.

    6. Now a pop-up page comes asking you to either Sign up with email, which is if you do not have an account. If you already have an account, you can Sign In. You can also choose to continue as a guest.

    Note: Please choose appropriately.

    For my case, I choose proceed as a guest. When that is done, a pop up page pops from your right hand. You are required to fill in your primary information. See the image below.

    7. Now fill in your information accordingly. Once done, hit the proceed to pay button below the page.

     This takes you to this page.

    Here to have to pay attention to one detail, your phone. Yes your phone will be prompted to pay via Mpesa. When prompted, please pay.

    Once the payment is made, you will receive a confirmation message that your payment is successful. Later you will receive a message on phone to confirm your booking. An e-mail will simultaneously be sent to your email address with your e-ticket.

    8. You can print it and present it at pick up point.

    Mash Poa booking offices contacts

    Here is a list of Mash Poa booking offices contacts countrywide.(That is if you want to physically book your ticket the old way).

    Mombasa offices:

    0717088588

    0736500863

    0753999299

    Kitui

    0722378056

    0732222786

    Eldoret

    0721824806

    0738040595

    Nairobi

    0718121251

    0733929626

    0753999260

    Kisumu

    0724893667

    Nakuru

    0723667676

    Malindi

    0733845464

    0753999595

    Malaba

    0721957023

    0737052432

    0753999599

    Kampala

    0711206060

    0790915726

    Kigali

    +250788414832.

    Tahmeed bus online booking

    Tahmeed Coach is one of the most notable bus transport companies with operations in parts of East Africa, that is Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

    If you are looking for a cheap bus, then you can try out Tahmeed.

    Tahmeed Coach destinations

    Tahmeed bus plies many routes within East Africa. From its Nairobi River Road Base, it travels to:

    Arusha,

    Busia,

    Daressalaam,

    Eldoret,

    Horohoro,

    Kampala,

    Kericho,

    Kilifi,

    Kisumu, 

    Kitale,

    Kitui,

    Machakos,

    Malaba,

    Malindi,

    Mombasa,

    Moshi,

    Mtwapa,

    Mumias,

    Nairobi,

    Nakuru,

    Tanga,

    Taveta,

    Ubungo 

    Webuye.

    How to book a Tahmeed bus online

    Step 1

    Visit the booking page and indicate your departure town, destination, preferred departure as well as your preferred seats.

    The seat in yellow are free. You can select those.

    You can select more than one seat at a go

    Once you are done with the selection, click on the 'select seats' at the bottom.This will close the selection menu.

    Scroll to the bottom of the site and click the 'Book selected seats' option. This will take you to this payment page

    Step 2

    Pay for your seats through M-PESA.

    On your cellphone, go to the Safaricom > M-PESA menu and select Payment Services > PAYBILL.

    Enter Our Business Number: 980431

    For the Account Number Enter: TICKETS

    Enter the fare amount, Your PIN Number and complete your transaction.

    Wait for the MPESA confirmation SMS

    Step 3

    Enter your ID number and name.

    Enter the phone number you used to make the MPESA payment and also enter the MPESA confirmation code from the payment

    Type the captcha code correctly and click on get tickets

    Step 4

    The last step is to print or download your ticket in PDF format.

    The bus schedule varies from week to week. Be sure to check out the Tahmeed Coach website first to find out the current schedule.

    Tahmeed bus contacts

    Customer helpline: 0729356561 or 0735356561

    Physical address: Located Off Lunga Lunga

    Road Website: www.tahmeedcoach.co.ke