There are 6 ways to get from Lusaka to Malawi by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Lilongwe  •  2 h

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Lilongwe (LLW) LUN - LLW

$173 - $461

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Bus via Johannesburg  •  44 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

$60

4 alternative options

Fly to Blantyre  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Blantyre (BLZ) LUN - BLZ

$212 - $520

Bus  •  45 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

$104

Bus Premier BUS Services  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

Drive  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Blantyre 675.5 miles

$120 - $180

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No, there is no direct bus from Lusaka to Malawi. However, there are services departing from Lusaka and arriving at Blantyre via Fashion Square and Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 58 min.

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The distance between Lusaka and Malawi is 653 km. The road distance is 1080.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Malawi without a car is to bus which takes 44 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h to get from Lusaka to Malawi, including transfers.

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Lusaka to Malawi bus services, operated by Shalom Bus Services, depart from Lusaka station.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Malawi is to fly which takes 2 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 44 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Lusaka Airport to Lilongwe Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Lusaka to Malawi bus services, operated by JR Choeu Express & Coaches, arrive at Blantyre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lusaka to Malawi is 1081 km. It takes approximately 12 h 57 min to drive from Lusaka to Malawi.

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Ethiopian Airlines and Proflight Zambia offer flights from Lusaka Airport to Lilongwe Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lusaka to Malawi.
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  • Distance: 407.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h

What companies run services between Lusaka, Zambia and Malawi?

Ethiopian Airlines and Proflight Zambia fly from Lusaka to Lilongwe 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lusaka to Blantyre via Johannesburg, Fashion Square, Park Station, and Johannesburg in around 44 h 58 min.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Lusaka to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Lusaka to Blantyre via Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Lusaka to Blantyre via Ndola
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Proflight Zambia
Website
proflight-zambia.com
Flights from Lusaka to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Bus operators
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 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 Blantyre
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Premier BUS Services
Phone
0999 464 273
Email
premierbusez@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
29 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
facebook.com

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There are one+ hotels available in Malawi. Prices start at $100 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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