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There are 5 ways to get from Harare to Windhoek by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Windhoek (WDH) HRE - WDH

$211 - $574

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Train, bus via Livingstone  •  46h 13m

  1. Take the train from Harare to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
  3. Take the bus from Livingstone to Windhoek

$72 - $95

3 alternative options

Bus  •  45h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Upington
  3. Take the bus from Upington to Windhoek

$96 - $150

Train, bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Harare to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
  3. Take the bus from Victoria Falls to Windhoek

$72 - $95

Drive  •  24h 45m

  1. Drive from Harare to Windhoek 1204.3 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Harare to Windhoek is to train and bus which costs $70 - $95 and takes 46h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Harare to Windhoek is to fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 2h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harare to Windhoek. However, there are services departing from Harare and arriving at Windhoek via Johannesburg and Upington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 30m.

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The distance between Harare and Windhoek is 1549 km. The road distance is 1926.8 km.

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The best way to get from Harare to Windhoek without a car is to bus which takes 45h 30m and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from Harare to Windhoek, including transfers.

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Harare to Windhoek bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Harare station.

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The best way to get from Harare to Windhoek is to fly which takes 2h 56m and costs $210 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 45h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Harare Airport to Windhoek Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Harare to Windhoek bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Windhoek station.

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Map of how to get from Harare to Windhoek.
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  • Distance: 968.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 56m

What companies run services between Harare, Zimbabwe and Windhoek, Namibia?

Air Namibia and South African Airways fly from Harare to Windhoek once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harare to Windhoek via Johannesburg and Upington in around 45h 30m.

Airlines
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Harare to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Harare to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$15
2nd Class Sleeper
$12
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$32
Flexi
$32
Full Flexi
$39
Bus from Johannesburg to Upington
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Upington to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Livingstone to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Victoria Falls to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johanessburg
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Windhoek is 1927 km. It takes approximately 24h 45m to drive from Harare to Windhoek.

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Air Namibia and South African Airways offer flights from Harare Airport to Windhoek Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Windhoek. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Harare to Harare Airport is to taxi which takes 12m and costs $20 - $25.

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