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, drive  •  1 h 55 min

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

$73 - $331

Cheapest option

Bus Shalom Bus Services  •  2 days 8 h

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

$55 - $120

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 JR Choeu Express & Coaches  •  45 h 38 min

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

$129

Drive  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Blantyre 675.5 miles

$120 - $180

What companies run services between Lusaka, Zambia and Malawi?

Malawian Airlines, Proflight Zambia and three other airlines fly from Lusaka to Blantyre 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lusaka to Blantyre via Johanneburg and Johannesburg in around 45 h 38 min.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.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 52 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Lusaka to Blantyre via Ndola
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Lusaka to Blantyre via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
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
Flights from Lusaka to Blantyre via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
Bus operators
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
$59
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$62
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$71
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lusaka to Malawi?

The distance between Lusaka and Malawi is 653 km. The road distance is 1081 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Malawi?

The cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Malawi is to bus which costs $55 - $120 and takes 2 days 8 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Lusaka to Malawi?

The quickest way to get from Lusaka to Malawi is to fly and drive which takes 1 h 55 min and costs $70 - $340.

Is there a direct bus between Lusaka and Malawi?

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 38 min.

How long does it take to get from Lusaka to Malawi?

It takes approximately 1 h 55 min to get from Lusaka to Malawi, including transfers.