There are 6 ways to get from Bulawayo to Kariba by train, bus, car, ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus, drive  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown
  2. Take the bus from Francistown to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Chirundu
  4. Drive from Chirundu to Kariba

Cheapest option

Fly to Lusaka, drive  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Lusaka (LUN) BUQ - LUN
  2. Drive from Lusaka to Kariba

$133 - $624

4 alternative options

Train, drive, ferry  •  35 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bulawayo to Dete
  2. Drive from Dete to Mlibizi
  3. Take the ferry from Mlibizi to Kariba

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Kariba 423.2 miles

Fly to Harare, drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Harare (HRE) BUQ - HRE
  2. Drive from Harare to Kariba

Fly to Jeki, drive  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Jeki (JEK) BUQ - JEK
  2. Drive from Jeki to Kariba

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The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Kariba is to fly and drive which costs $130 - $650 and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Kariba is to fly and drive which costs $130 - $650 and takes 7 h.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Kariba is 405 km. The road distance is 677.1 km.

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It takes approximately 25 h 57 min to get from Bulawayo to Kariba, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Bulawayo Airport to Lusaka Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulawayo to Kariba is 677 km. It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to drive from Bulawayo to Kariba.

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Malawian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways offer flights from Bulawayo Airport to Lusaka Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Kariba. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Bulawayo Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs $28 - $35.

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Map of how to get from Bulawayo to Kariba.
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  • Distance: 252.9 miles
  • Duration: 25 h 57 min

What companies run services between Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and Kariba, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe?

There is no direct connection from Bulawayo to Kariba. However, you can take the train to Francistown, take the walk to Francistown, take the bus to Lusaka, take the bus to Chirundu, then take the drive to Kariba. Alternatively, you can take the train to Dete, take the drive to Mlibizi, take the ferry to Kariba, then take the drive to Kariba.

Airlines
Proflight Zambia
Website
proflight-zambia.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Jeki via Johannesburg, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
13 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Bulawayo to Jeki via Harare, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bulawayo to Jeki via Johannesburg, Harare, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Dete
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Francistown to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Chirundu
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Ferry operators
Kariba Ferries
Phone
+263 (4) 614162-7
Email
reservations@karibaferries.co.zw
Website
karibaferries.com
Ferry from Mlibizi to Kariba
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
karibaferries.com

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