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

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 Lilongwe  •  1 h 55 min

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

$73 - $331

Cheapest option

Bus JR Choeu Express & Coaches  •  45 h 8 min

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

$64

4 alternative options

Fly to Blantyre  •  3 h 41 min

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

$212 - $520

Fly to Mfuwe, drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Mfuwe (MFU) LUN - MFU
  2. Drive from Mfuwe to Kasungu

$349 - $782

Bus InterCape  •  2 days 6 h

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

$106 - $166

Drive  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Blantyre 675.5 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Malawi is to bus which costs $64 and takes 45 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lusaka to Malawi is to fly which costs $70 - $340 and takes 1 h 55 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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It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from Lusaka to Malawi, including transfers.

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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 Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 8 min.

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What companies run services between Lusaka, Zambia and Malawi?

Kenya Airways, Malawian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Lusaka to Lilongwe twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lusaka to Blantyre via Johannesburg and Johannesburg in around 45 h 8 min.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Lusaka to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Flights from Lusaka to Blantyre via Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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
Flights from Lusaka to Mfuwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Lusaka to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Lusaka to Blantyre via Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Lusaka to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Lusaka to Blantyre via Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
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
$64
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
$57
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
InterCape

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