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There are 4 ways to get from Kariba to Gweru by ferry, car, bus, train or plane

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Ferry, drive, bus  •  14h 32m

  1. Take the ferry from Kariba to Mlibizi
  2. Drive from Mlibizi to Hwange
  3. Take the bus from Hwange to Bulawayo
  4. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Gweru

3 alternative options

Ferry, drive, train  •  18h 3m

  1. Take the ferry from Kariba to Mlibizi
  2. Drive from Mlibizi to Dete
  3. Take the train from Dete to Bulawayo
  4. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru

Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Kariba to Gweru 512.7 km

Drive, fly, bus  •  11h 5m

  1. Drive from Kariba to Lusaka
  2. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Bulawayo (BUQ) LUN - BUQ
  3. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Gweru

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The cheapest way to get from Kariba to Gweru is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 5h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Kariba to Gweru is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 5h 56m.

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The distance between Kariba and Gweru is 343 km. The road distance is 512.7 km.

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It takes approximately 14h 32m to get from Kariba to Gweru, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Lusaka Airport to Bulawayo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 50m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kariba to Gweru is 513 km. It takes approximately 5h 56m to drive from Kariba to Gweru.

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Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Proflight Zambia and two other airlines offer flights from Lusaka Airport to Bulawayo Airport.

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

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  • Distance: 343.4 km
  • Duration: 14h 32m

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

There is no direct connection from Kariba to Gweru. However, you can take the drive to Kariba, take the ferry to Mlibizi, take the drive to Hwange, take the bus to Bulawayo, then take the bus to Gweru. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Kariba, take the ferry to Mlibizi, take the drive to Dete, take the train to Bulawayo, then take the train to Gweru.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $650
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Harare
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Train operators
NRZ
Phone
+263-029-2363521
Email
pubreloffice@nrz.co.zw
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Dete to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
Stallion Cruise
Phone
0242 661930
Email
stallioncruize@gmail.com
Website
stallioncruise.com
Bus from Hwange to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
stallioncruise.com
Eagle Liner Coaches
Phone
+263 77 7 057 085
Email
customerservices@eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Website
eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Bus from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Ferry operators
Kariba Ferries
Phone
+263 (4) 614162-7
Email
reservations@karibaferries.co.zw
Website
karibaferries.com
Ferry from Kariba to Mlibizi
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$145
Schedules at
karibaferries.com

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