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

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Fly  •  3 h 49 min

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

$259 - $884

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Bus via Bertrams  •  22 h 28 min

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

$55 - $67

4 alternative options

Bus  •  22 h 46 min

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

$55 - $75

Bus Citiliner  •  26 h

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

$60 - $85

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

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The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Maputo is to bus which costs $50 - $70 and takes 22 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Maputo is to fly which costs $250 - $900 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bulawayo to Maputo. However, there are services departing from Bulawayo and arriving at Maputo via Old Synagogue and Bertrams. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 28 min.

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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.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Maputo is 765 km. The road distance is 1027.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Maputo without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 28 min and costs $50 - $70.

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

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

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Bulawayo to Maputo train services, operated by NRZ, depart from Bulawayo station.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Maputo is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs $250 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $70 and takes 22 h 28 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 37 h 46 min.

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  • Distance: 478.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

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

South African Airways, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and Air Zimbabwe fly from Bulawayo to Maputo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg, Old Synagogue, Ellis Park East, and Bertrams in around 22 h 28 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Harare, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
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
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Bertrams to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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There is no direct flight from Bulawayo Airport to Maputo Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Bulawayo to Maputo bus services, operated by TransLux Express, arrive at Maputo station.

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Bulawayo to Maputo train services, operated by Mozambique Railways, arrive at Maputo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulawayo to Maputo is 1028 km. It takes approximately 13 h 59 min to drive from Bulawayo to Maputo.

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Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique, Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways offer flights from Bulawayo Airport to Maputo Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Maputo. Prices start at $42 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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