There are 5 ways to get from Bulawayo to Mutare by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi, train  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Harare
  2. Take a taxi from Harare to Marondera
  3. Take the train from Marondera to Rusape
  4. Take a taxi from Rusape to Mutare

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Train  •  21 h

  1. Take the train from Bulawayo to Harare
  2. Take the train from Harare to Mutare

Drive  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Mutare 353.3 miles

Fly to Harare, train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Harare (HRE) BUQ - HRE
  2. Take the train from Harare to Mutare

Fly to Chimoio, drive  •  19 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Chimoio (VPY) BUQ - VPY
  2. Drive from Chimoio to Mutare

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No, there is no direct train from Bulawayo to Mutare. However, there are services departing from Bulawayo and arriving at Mutare via Harare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Mutare is 448 km. The road distance is 565.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Mutare without a car is to bus and taxi and train which takes 11 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 39 min to get from Bulawayo to Mutare, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Bulawayo Airport to Harare Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Bulawayo to Mutare train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Mutare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulawayo to Mutare is 565 km. It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to drive from Bulawayo to Mutare.

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Fastjet and Air Zimbabwe offer flights from Bulawayo Airport to Harare Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Mutare. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bulawayo to Mutare.
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  • Distance: 279.9 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 39 min

What companies run services between Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and Mutare, Zimbabwe?

You can take a train from Bulawayo to Mutare via Harare in around 21 h.

Airlines
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Bulawayo to Chimoio via Johannesburg, Maputo
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $400
Flights from Bulawayo to Chimoio via Harare, Johannesburg, Maputo
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Bulawayo to Chimoio via Johannesburg, Tete, Maputo
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Bulawayo to Chimoio via Johannesburg, Nampula, Maputo
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Bulawayo to Chimoio via Johannesburg, Vilankulu, Maputo
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Bulawayo to Chimoio via Johannesburg, Beira, Maputo
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,600
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Marondera to Rusape
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Mutare
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
InterCape
Other operators
Taxi from Harare to Marondera
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Bulawayo Airport is to taxi which takes 21 min and costs .

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