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

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Fly  •  8h 16m

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

$101 - $498

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Bus via Lilongwe  •  2 days 4h

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

$83 - $120

4 alternative options

Train, drive, bus  •  38h 12m

  1. Take the train from Bulawayo to Harare
  2. Take the train from Harare to Mutare
  3. Drive from Mutare to Chimoio
  4. Take the bus from Chimoio to Tete
  5. Take the train from Moatize to Cambulatsitsi
  6. Drive from Cambulatsitsi to Blantyre
  7. Take the bus from Blantyre to Lilongwe

Bus JR Choeu Express & Coaches  •  40h

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

$1,354 - $1,366

Bus via Bulawayo  •  2 days 1h

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

$90 - $130

Drive  •  14h 56m

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Lilongwe 734.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe is to bus which costs $80 - $120 and takes 2 days 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe is to fly which costs $100 - $500 and takes 8h 16m.

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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 40h.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Lilongwe is 882 km. The road distance is 1175.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe without a car is to bus which takes 40h and costs $1,350 - $1,370.

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It takes approximately 8h 16m to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe, including transfers.

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Bulawayo to Lilongwe bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Bulawayo station.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe is to fly which takes 8h 16m and costs $100 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1,350 - $1,370 and takes 40h.

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There is no direct flight from Bulawayo Airport to Lilongwe Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 30m and has one stopover.

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Bulawayo to Lilongwe bus services, operated by JR Choeu Express & Coaches, arrive at Lilongwe station.

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Map of how to get from Bulawayo to Lilongwe.
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  • Distance: 551.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 16m

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

Fastjet, Malawian Airlines and four other airlines fly from Bulawayo to Lilongwe 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg in around 40h.

Airlines
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Harare
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg, Harare
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Johannesburg, Blantyre
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Harare, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lilongwe via Harare, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Mutare
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Moatize to Cambulatsitsi
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Bus operators
LTM
Website
ltmmocambique.com
Bus from Chimoio to Tete
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
ltmmocambique.com
Premier BUS Services
Phone
0999 464 273
Email
premierbusez@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Blantyre to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
35h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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
25h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1,320
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulawayo to Lilongwe is 1175 km. It takes approximately 14h 56m to drive from Bulawayo to Lilongwe.

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Kenya Airways, Fastjet, Malawian Airlines and South African Airways offer flights from Bulawayo Airport to Lilongwe Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Lilongwe. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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

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