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There are 6 ways to get from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo by plane, bus, train, ferry 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.

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Fly to Bulawayo  •  6 h 16 min

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

$505 - $1,644

Cheapest option

Fly to Harare, bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Harare (HRE) DAR - HRE
  2. Take the bus from Harare to Bulawayo

$182 - $769

4 alternative options

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

Bus, ferry, drive, train  •  5 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
  3. Drive from Mpulungu to Kariba
  4. Take the ferry from Kariba to Mlibizi
  5. Drive from Mlibizi to Dete
  6. Take the train from Dete to Bulawayo

Train, ferry, bus  •  5 days 20 h

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

Drive  •  38 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo 1716.5 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $800 and takes 9 h 37 min.

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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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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo without a car is to train and ferry and bus which takes 5 days 20 h and costs .

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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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Bulawayo is 1 h behind Dar es Salaam. It is currently 6:28 AM in Dar es Salaam and 5:28 AM in Bulawayo.

Yes, the driving distance between Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo is 2746 km. It takes approximately 38 h 33 min to drive from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo.

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Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways offer flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Bulawayo Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Bulawayo. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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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
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
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Harare
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
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
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Harare
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Harare via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,400
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
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
NRZ
Website
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
Train from Dete to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Bus operators
InterCape
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
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Kidia One Express
Phone
0719766088
Email
info@kidiaone.co.tz
Website
kidiaone.co.tz
Bus from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
20 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
kidiaone.co.tz
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
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
37 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
2 days 22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Kariba Ferries
Phone
+263 (4) 614162-7
Email
reservations@karibaferries.co.zw
Website
karibaferries.com
Ferry from Kariba to Mlibizi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$145
Schedules at
karibaferries.com

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The best way to get from Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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