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There are 3 ways to get from Kariba to Gweru by ferry, car, bus or plane

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Ferry, drive, bus  •  18h 52m

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

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Drive  •  5h 56m

  1. Drive from Kariba to Gweru 512.7 km

Drive, fly, bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Drive from Kariba to Lusaka
  2. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Bulawayo (BUQ) LUN - BUQ
  3. Take the bus from Inter-City Bus Terminus to Ninth St

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

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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 18h 52m 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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Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways, Proflight Zambia and three other airlines offer flights from Lusaka Airport to Bulawayo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Kariba to Gweru.
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  • Distance: 343.4 km
  • Duration: 18h 52m

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 Harare, then take the bus to Gweru. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Gweru.

Airlines
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Harare
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Ndola
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Bus operators
Stallion Cruise
Phone
0242 661930
Email
stallioncruize@gmail.com
Website
stallioncruise.com
Bus from Hwange to Harare
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
stallioncruise.com
Eagle Liner Coaches
City Bus Coaches
Phone
+267 318 8243
Email
ask@citybuscoaches.com
Website
citybuscoaches.com
Bus from Inter-City Bus Terminus to Ninth St
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
citybuscoaches.com
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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