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There are 4 ways to get from Lilongwe to Ludewa by bus, car or plane

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Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Lilongwe to Karonga
  2. Drive from Karonga to Ludewa

3 alternative options

Bus, drive via Mzuzu

  1. Take the bus from Lilongwe to Mzuzu
  2. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
  3. Drive from Karonga to Ludewa

Drive

  1. Drive from Lilongwe to Ludewa

Fly, drive

  1. Fly from Lilongwe (LLW) to Likoma Island (LIX)
  2. Drive from Likoma Island to Ludewa

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Last updated: September 26 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lilongwe to Ludewa is to bus and drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 17h 9m.

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The fastest way to get from Lilongwe to Ludewa is to fly and drive which takes 16h 14m and costs $65 - $330.

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The distance between Lilongwe and Ludewa is 440 km. The road distance is 948.3 km.

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It takes approximately 17h 9m to get from Lilongwe to Ludewa, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lilongwe Airport to Likoma Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lilongwe to Ludewa is 948 km. It takes approximately 17h 33m to drive from Lilongwe to Ludewa.

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Nyasa Express offers flights from Lilongwe Airport to Likoma Island Airport.

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The best way to get from Lilongwe to Lilongwe Airport is to drive which takes 21 min and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Lilongwe to Ludewa.
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  • Distance: 440.4 km
  • Duration: 17h 9m

What companies run services between Lilongwe, Malawi and Ludewa, Njombe, Tanzania?

There is no direct connection from Lilongwe to Ludewa. However, you can take the bus to Karonga then take the drive to Ludewa. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Mzuzu, take the bus to Karonga, then take the drive to Ludewa.

Airlines
Nyasa Express
Website
nyasaexpress.com
Flights from Lilongwe to Likoma Island
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$6 - $230
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Lilongwe to Karonga
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Malawi Posts Corporation
Phone
0994 168 044
Email
postcoaches@malawiposts.com
Website
malawiposts.com
Bus from Lilongwe to Mzuzu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
malawiposts.com
Bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
malawiposts.com

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