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There are 4 ways to get from Bulawayo to Lusaka by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 1m

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

$139 - $624

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Victoria Falls  •  21h 44m

  1. Take the train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
  2. Take the bus from Livingstone to Lusaka

$20 - $27

2 alternative options

Train, bus AT and T Monnakgotla  •  21h 4m

  1. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown
  2. Take the bus from Francistown to Lusaka

$24

Drive  •  9h 52m

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Lusaka 500.1 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Lusaka is to train and bus which costs $24 and takes 21h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Lusaka is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 4h 1m.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Lusaka is 528 km. The road distance is 800.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Lusaka without a car is to train and bus which takes 21h 4m and costs $24.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Bulawayo to Lusaka, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulawayo to Lusaka is 800 km. It takes approximately 9h 52m to drive from Bulawayo to Lusaka.

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Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express, Fastjet and three other airlines offer flights from Bulawayo Airport to Lusaka Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Lusaka. 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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Map of how to get from Bulawayo to Lusaka.
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  • Distance: 330.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and Lusaka, Zambia?

South African Airways, Rwandair Express and six other airlines fly from Bulawayo to Lusaka every 4 hours.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
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
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Bulawayo to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Francistown to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $12

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