There are 5 ways to get from Bulawayo to Maputo by plane, bus, train 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  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Maputo (MPM) BUQ - MPM

$129 - $684

Cheapest option

Bus Citiliner  •  25 h 5 min

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

$57 - $91

3 alternative options

Bus InterCape  •  22 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo Dreamliner

$63 - $87

Train  •  37 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bulawayo to Chicualacuala
  2. Take the train from Chicualacuala to Maputo Southern

Drive  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Maputo 642.2 miles

What companies run services between Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and Maputo, Mozambique?

South African Airways, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and two other airlines fly from Bulawayo to Maputo 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg and Johannesburg Park in around 22 h 46 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg, Tete
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg, Beira
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Chicualacuala
Ave. Duration
14 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Chicualacuala to Maputo
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Bus operators
InterCape
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bulawayo and Maputo is 765 km. The road distance is 1028 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Maputo is to bus which costs $55 - $95 and takes 25 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Maputo is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs $120 - $700.

No, there is no direct train from Bulawayo to Maputo. However, there are services departing from Bulawayo and arriving at Maputo via Chicualacuala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 46 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Bulawayo to Maputo. However, there are services departing from Bulawayo and arriving at Maputo via Johannesburg Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 46 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Bulawayo to Maputo, including transfers.