There are 7 ways to get from Limpopo to Lubumbashi by bus, plane, train, car or taxi

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

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Bus to Johannesburg, fly to Lubumbashi  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Warmbaths to Pretoria
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Lubumbashi (FBM) JNB - FBM

$150 - $616

Cheapest option

Fly Polokwane to Lubumbashi  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Lubumbashi (FBM) PTG - FBM

$116 - $488

5 alternative options

Fly Polokwane to Ndola, train  •  18 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Ndola (NLA) PTG - NLA
  2. Take the train from Sakania to Lubumbashi

Bus, drive, train, taxi  •  38 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Kitwe
  3. Drive from Kitwe to Kabemba
  4. Take the train from Kabemba to Tshinsenda
  5. Take a taxi from Tshinsenda to Lubumbashi

Bus Shalom Bus Services, train  •  45 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Ndola
  4. Take the train from Sakania to Lubumbashi

Bus JR Choeu Express & Coaches, train  •  46 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Kitwe
  3. Take the train from Sakania to Lubumbashi

Drive  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Polokwane to Lubumbashi 1146.7 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Limpopo to Lubumbashi is to drive which costs R 2 300 - R 3 400 and takes 21 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Limpopo to Lubumbashi is to fly which costs R 1 500 - R 6 500 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The distance between Limpopo and Lubumbashi is 1329 km. The road distance is 1834.6 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Limpopo to Lubumbashi, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Limpopo, South Africa and Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo?

South African Airways, Congo Airways and Caa Congo fly from Polokwane to Lubumbashi 4 times a week.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Polokwane to Ndola via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Congo Airways
Website
congoairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Polokwane to Lubumbashi via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Caa Congo
Website
caacongo.com
Flights from Polokwane to Lubumbashi via Johannesburg, Kinshasa
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Train operators
FAHRPLANCENTER
Website
fahrplancenter.com
Train from Sakania to Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fahrplancenter.com
Train from Kabemba to Tshinsenda
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
fahrplancenter.com
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Warmbaths to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Johanessburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Kitwe
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Ndola
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Kitwe
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Tshinsenda to Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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