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There are 3 ways to get from Harare to Gweru by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Gweru

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Train  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Harare to Gweru

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Drive  •  3h 4m

  1. Drive from Harare to Gweru 277 km

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The cheapest way to get from Harare to Gweru is to train which costs $8 - $12 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Harare to Gweru is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Harare and arriving at Gweru. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Harare and arriving at Gweru. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between Harare and Gweru is 223 km. The road distance is 277 km.

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The best way to get from Harare to Gweru without a car is to bus which takes 3h 40m and costs $19.

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The bus from Harare to Gweru takes 3h 40m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Harare to Gweru bus services, operated by Eagle Liner Coaches, depart from Harare station.

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Harare to Gweru train services, operated by NRZ, depart from Harare station.

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The best way to get from Harare to Gweru is to bus which takes 3h 40m and costs $19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $12 and takes 9h.

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Map of how to get from Harare to Gweru.
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  • Distance: 222.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Harare, Zimbabwe and Gweru, Zimbabwe?

Eagle Liner Coaches operates a bus from Harare to Gweru 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 3h 40m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, NRZ operates a train from Harare to Gweru 3 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 9h.

Train operators
NRZ
Phone
+263-029-2363521
Email
pubreloffice@nrz.co.zw
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Gweru
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Sleeper
$12
Standard
$10
Economy
$8
Bus operators
Eagle Liner Coaches
Phone
+263 77 7 057 085
Email
customerservices@eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Website
eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Bus from Harare to Gweru
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Tamuka Coaches
Phone
+27 84 575 4609
Website
tamukacoaches.online
Bus from Harare to Gweru
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
tamukacoaches.online
Bravo Tours
Phone
+263 713 800001
Email
info@bravotours.co.zw
Website
bravotours.co.zw
Bus from Harare to Gweru
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bravotours.co.zw

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Harare to Gweru bus services, operated by Eagle Liner Coaches, arrive at Gweru station.

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Harare to Gweru train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Gweru station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Gweru is 277 km. It takes approximately 3h 4m to drive from Harare to Gweru.

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There are two+ hotels available in Gweru. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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