There are 8 ways to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls by plane, car, bus or train

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 Maputo to Livingstone  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Maputo (MPM) to Livingstone (LVI) MPM - LVI

$271 - $925

7 alternative options

Fly Maputo to Victoria Falls  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Maputo (MPM) to Victoria Falls (VFA) MPM - VFA

$325 - $1,060

Fly Maputo to Kasane, drive  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Maputo (MPM) to Kasane (BBK) MPM - BBK
  2. Drive from Kasane to Victoria Falls

Bus to Nelspruit, fly to Livingstone  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Maputo to Nelspruit
  2. Fly from Nelspruit (MQP) to Livingstone (LVI) MQP - LVI

$272 - $1,355

Bus via Malelane  •  25 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Maputo to Malelane
  2. Take the bus from Malelane to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Bus  •  26 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Maputo to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

Train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Maputo to Chicualacuala
  2. Take the train from Chicualacuala to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls

Drive  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Maputo to Victoria Falls 914.6 miles

What companies run services between Maputo, Mozambique and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe?

South African Airways, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and British Airways fly from Maputo to Victoria Falls every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Maputo to Victoria Falls via Malelane, Malelane, Johannesburg, and Johannesburg in around 25 h 47 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Maputo to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Maputo to Livingstone via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Maputo to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Maputo to Kasane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Nelspruit to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Nelspruit to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Maputo to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $2,000
Flights from Maputo to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Train operators
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Maputo to Chicualacuala
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Chicualacuala to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
14 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Maputo to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Maputo to Malelane
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Maputo to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Malelane to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
16 h 2 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 Maputo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Maputo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Maputo and Victoria Falls is 1132 km. The road distance is 1463 km.

The cheapest way to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls is to bus and fly which costs $270 - $1,400 and takes 7 h 39 min.

The quickest way to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls is to fly which takes 5 h 18 min and costs $270 - $950.

No, there is no direct train from Maputo to Victoria Falls. However, there are services departing from Maputo and arriving at Victoria Falls via Chicualacuala and Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

No, there is no direct bus from Maputo to Victoria Falls. However, there are services departing from Maputo and arriving at Victoria Falls via Malelane and Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 47 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls, including transfers.