There are 4 ways to get from Lusaka to Bulawayo by plane, bus, 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.

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Fly  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Bulawayo (BUQ) LUN - BUQ

$134 - $622

Cheapest option

Kafue, train  •  23 h 48 min

  1. Take the Kafue from Lusaka to Livingstone
  2. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo

$12 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  21 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown
  2. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo

Drive  •  9 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Bulawayo 500.3 miles

$90 - $140

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The distance between Lusaka and Bulawayo is 528 km. The road distance is 800.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Bulawayo without a car is to bus and train which takes 21 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Lusaka to Bulawayo, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Bulawayo is to fly which takes 3 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Kafue and train, which costs and takes 23 h 48 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lusaka Airport to Bulawayo Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lusaka to Bulawayo is 800 km. It takes approximately 9 h 53 min to drive from Lusaka to Bulawayo.

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Emirates, Proflight Zambia, TAAG Angola Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Lusaka Airport to Bulawayo Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Bulawayo. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Lusaka Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Lusaka to Bulawayo.
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  • Distance: 330.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

What companies run services between Lusaka, Zambia and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe?

South African Airways, Emirates and seven other airlines fly from Lusaka to Bulawayo 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Livingstone and Victoria Falls in around 23 h 48 min.

Airlines
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Harare
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Harare
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lusaka to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$15
2nd Class Sleeper
$12
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Zambia Railways
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Lusaka to Francistown
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw

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