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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Lilongwe (LLW) to Maputo (MPM) LLW - MPM

$242 - $334

Cheapest option

Bus InterCape  •  43 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Lilongwe to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Maputo

$75 - $108

4 alternative options

Bus JR Choeu Express & Coaches  •  33 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Lilongwe to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo

$1,572 - $1,580

Bus, car train, train  •  42 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Lilongwe to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
  3. Take the train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo

Bus InterCape #2  •  46 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lilongwe to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Matola

$84 - $119

Drive  •  24 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Lilongwe to Maputo 1263.7 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Lilongwe to Maputo is to bus which costs $75 - $110 and takes 43 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lilongwe to Maputo is to fly which costs $240 - $340 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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The distance between Lilongwe and Maputo is 1340 km. The road distance is 2021.9 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to get from Lilongwe to Maputo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lilongwe to Maputo. However, there are services departing from Lilongwe and arriving at Maputo via Johannesburg Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 46 min.

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The best way to get from Lilongwe to Maputo without a car is to bus which takes 33 h 46 min and costs $1,570 - $1,580.

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Map of how to get from Lilongwe to Maputo.
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  • Distance: 837.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 47 min

What companies run services between Lilongwe, Malawi and Maputo, Mozambique?

South African Airways, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and Kenya Airways fly from Lilongwe to Maputo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lilongwe to Maputo via Johannesburg and Johannesburg Park in around 33 h 46 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lilongwe to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Lilongwe to Maputo via Nampula
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Lilongwe to Maputo via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,000
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$17 - $23
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Bus operators
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Lilongwe to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1,551
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Matola
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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