There are 4 ways to get from Lusaka to Windhoek 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  •  3 h 8 min

  1. LUN - WDH

$181 - $467

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 h 3 min

$40 - $70

2 alternative options

Kafue, bus  •  33 h 12 min

$50 - $70

Drive  •  26 h 25 min

  1. 1232.5 miles

$220 - $330

What companies run services between Lusaka, Zambia and Windhoek, Namibia?

Air Namibia and South African Airways fly from Lusaka to Windhoek 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lusaka to Windhoek via Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls in around 28 h 3 min.

Airlines
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Lusaka to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lusaka to Windhoek via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Train operators
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
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Victoria Falls to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Livingstone to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lusaka and Windhoek is 1420 km. The road distance is 1972 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Windhoek is to bus which costs $40 - $70 and takes 28 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Lusaka to Windhoek is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs $180 - $470.

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Lusaka to Windhoek, including transfers.