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There are 6 ways to get from Harare to Maputo by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Maputo (MPM) HRE - MPM

$211 - $624

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Bus  •  25 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Maputo

$50 - $70

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA, train  •  24 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  3. Take the bus from Bertrams to Maputo

$56 - $71

Bus Citiliner, train  •  28 h 10 min

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

$71 - $104

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Harare to Mpopoma
  2. Take the train from Mpopoma to Chicualacuala
  3. Take the train from Chicualacuala to Maputo

Drive  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Harare to Maputo 804.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Harare to Maputo is to bus which costs $50 - $70 and takes 25 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harare to Maputo is to fly which costs $210 - $650 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harare to Maputo. However, there are services departing from Harare and arriving at Maputo via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harare to Maputo. However, there are services departing from Harare and arriving at Maputo via Mpopoma and Chicualacuala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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The distance between Harare and Maputo is 919 km. The road distance is 1287.5 km.

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The best way to get from Harare to Maputo without a car is to bus and train which takes 24 h 28 min and costs $55 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Harare to Maputo, including transfers.

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Harare to Maputo bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Harare station.

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

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The best way to get from Harare to Maputo is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $210 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $70 and takes 25 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Harare to Maputo.
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  • Distance: 574.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Harare, Zimbabwe and Maputo, Mozambique?

South African Airways, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and four other airlines fly from Harare to Maputo every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harare to Maputo via Pretoria in around 25 h 50 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Harare to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Harare to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
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
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Mpopoma
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Mpopoma to Chicualacuala
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Chicualacuala to Maputo
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harare to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Maputo
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Bertrams to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Pretoria to Maputo
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
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
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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There is no direct flight from Harare Airport to Maputo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Harare to Maputo bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Maputo station.

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Harare to Maputo train services, operated by Mozambique Railways, arrive at Maputo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Maputo is 1288 km. It takes approximately 15 h 4 min to drive from Harare to Maputo.

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Air Zimbabwe, British Airways, Fastjet and two other airlines offer flights from Harare Airport to Maputo Airport.

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There are 87+ hotels available in Maputo. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Harare to Harare Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $20 - $25.

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