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

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Fly to Maputo

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

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Bus

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

Fly to Skukuza, drive

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Skukuza (SZK)
  2. Drive from Skukuza to Matola

Drive

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Matola

Bulawayo (BUQ) to Maputo (MPM) flights

The flight time between Bulawayo (BUQ) and Maputo (MPM) is around 4h 30m and covers a distance of around 772 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 5m. Services are operated by Airlink, Air Zimbabwe and Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique. Typically nine flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

9 Weekly Planes
4h 30m Average Duration
$241 Cheapest Price
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Last updated: January 17 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Matola is to bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 23h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Matola is to fly which costs $260 - $550 and takes 4h 7m.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Matola is 758 km. The road distance is 1017 km.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Bulawayo to Matola, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Matola is to fly which takes 4h 7m and costs $260 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $70 and takes 23h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from Bulawayo Airport to Maputo Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulawayo to Matola is 1017 km. It takes approximately 13h 51m to drive from Bulawayo to Matola.

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

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There are 53+ hotels available in Matola. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Bulawayo Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $28 - $35.

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Map of how to get from Bulawayo to Matola.
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  • Distance: 758.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

Airlink, Air Zimbabwe and Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique fly from Bulawayo to Matola once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bulawayo to Matola via Johannesburg and Maputo in around 23h 48m.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $490
Flights from Bulawayo to Skukuza via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $420
Flights from Bulawayo to Skukuza via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
21h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Bulawayo to Maputo via Harare
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $500
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
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$36
Flexi
$30
Saver
$30
TransLux Express
Phone
+27 86 158 9282
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
res.prasa.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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