There are 7 ways to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Livingstone  •  5 h 18 min

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

$271 - $925

Cheapest option

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

$12 - $15

5 alternative options

Fly to Victoria Falls  •  6 h 1 min

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

$325 - $1,060

Fly 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, train  •  37 h 33 min

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

$70 - $103

Bus  •  38 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Maputo to Bertrams
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Livingstone

Drive  •  20 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Maputo to Victoria Falls 914.6 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls is to train which costs $12 - $15 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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

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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.

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The distance between Maputo and Victoria Falls is 1132 km. The road distance is 1463.4 km.

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The best way to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls without a car is to bus and train which takes 37 h 33 min and costs $65 - $110.

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

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Maputo to Victoria Falls train services, operated by Mozambique Railways, depart from Maputo station.

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The best way to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls is to fly which takes 5 h 18 min and costs $270 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 38 h 18 min, you could also train, which costs $12 - $15 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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There is no direct flight from Maputo Airport to Livingstone Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Maputo to Victoria Falls train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Victoria Falls station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Maputo to Victoria Falls is 1463 km. It takes approximately 20 h 13 min to drive from Maputo to Victoria Falls.

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British Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Maputo Airport to Livingstone Airport.

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Map of how to get from Maputo to Victoria Falls.
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  • Distance: 707.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 18 min

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 Bertrams, Bezuidenhout & Betrams, Carlton Center, Johannesburg, Lusaka, and Livingstone in around 38 h 18 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
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
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$15
2nd Class Sleeper
$12
Train from Chicualacuala to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
14 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
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
Bus operators
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
$27 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Maputo to Bertrams
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $12

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