There are 5 ways to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe by plane, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly from Bulawayo  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Lilongwe (LLW) BUQ - LLW

$101 - $498

Cheapest option

Bus via Lilongwe  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$90 - $128

3 alternative options

Bus to Harare, fly  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Harare
  2. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Lilongwe (LLW) HRE - LLW

$179 - $386

Bus JR Choeu Express & Coaches  •  40 h

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$1,577 - $1,590

Drive  •  14 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Lilongwe 734.6 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe is to bus which costs $85 - $130 and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe is to fly which takes 8 h 21 min and costs $100 - $500.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Lilongwe is 882 km. The road distance is 1175 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bulawayo to Lilongwe. However, there are services departing from Bulawayo and arriving at Lilongwe via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h.

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What companies run services between Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and Lilongwe, Malawi?

Air Zimbabwe, Malawian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Bulawayo to Lilongwe 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg in around 40 h.

Airlines
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Harare
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg, Harare
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg, Blantyre
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Harare to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1,541
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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