There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Bulawayo  •  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

3 alternative options

Fly to Harare, bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Harare (HRE) LUN - HRE
  2. Take the bus from Harare to Bulawayo

$128 - $262

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Bulawayo is to Kafue and train which costs $12 - $15 and takes 23 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lusaka to Bulawayo is to fly which costs $130 - $650 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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

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

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

South African Airways, Emirates and five 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
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
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
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $160
TAAG Angola Airlines
Website
taag.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $490
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Proflight Zambia
Website
proflight-zambia.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
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
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
InterCape
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Lusaka to Francistown
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw

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