There are 5 ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo by plane, train, ferry, bus 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  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Bulawayo (BUQ) DAR - BUQ

$505 - $1,644

Cheapest option

Train, ferry, bus via Johanneburg  •  5 days 6 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
  3. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
  4. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  5. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo

$238 - $262

3 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  4 days 16 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
  3. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
  4. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown
  5. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo

Train, ferry, bus, Kafue  •  4 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
  3. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
  4. Take the Kafue from Lusaka to Livingstone
  5. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo

Drive  •  38 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo 1716.5 miles

$220 - $330

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo is to train and ferry and bus which costs $230 - $270 and takes 5 days 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo is to fly which costs $500 - $1,700 and takes 6 h 16 min.

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The distance between Dar es Salaam and Bulawayo is 1877 km. The road distance is 2746.4 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dar es Salaam Airport to Bulawayo Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo.
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  • Distance: 1173.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

What companies run services between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe?

South African Airways and Air Zimbabwe fly from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo 4 times a week.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$15
2nd Class Sleeper
$12
Zambia Railways
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
Bus operators
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Lusaka to Francistown
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
InterCape
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
37 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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