There are 5 ways to get from Harare to Malawi by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Blantyre  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Blantyre (BLZ) HRE - BLZ

$182 - $417

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Bus  •  42 h

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Johannesburg Gjh1304 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

$88 - $109

3 alternative options

Fly to Lilongwe  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Lilongwe (LLW) HRE - LLW

$153 - $348

Bus, train  •  43 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

$101 - $120

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Harare to Blantyre 370.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Harare to Malawi is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 7 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harare to Malawi is to fly which costs $150 - $350 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harare to Malawi. However, there are services departing from Harare and arriving at Blantyre via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h.

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The distance between Harare and Malawi is 593 km. The road distance is 592.9 km.

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The best way to get from Harare to Malawi without a car is to bus which takes 42 h and costs $85 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Harare to Malawi, including transfers.

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Harare to Malawi bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Harare station.

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The best way to get from Harare to Malawi is to fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $180 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $110 and takes 42 h.

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There is no direct flight from Harare Airport to Blantyre Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Harare to Malawi bus services, operated by JR Choeu Express & Coaches, arrive at Blantyre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Malawi is 593 km. It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to drive from Harare to Malawi.

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Air Zimbabwe, Malawian Airlines and South African Airways offer flights from Harare Airport to Blantyre Airport.

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Map of how to get from Harare to Malawi.
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  • Distance: 370.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

What companies run services between Harare, Zimbabwe and Malawi?

Malawian Airlines, South African Airways and four other airlines fly from Harare to Blantyre 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harare to Blantyre via Johannesburg in around 42 h.

Airlines
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Harare to Blantyre via Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Harare to Blantyre via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Harare to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Harare to Blantyre via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$31
Flexi
$31
Full Flexi
$38
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Harare to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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