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There are 4 ways to get from Mbabane to Matola by car or train

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Drive, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Drive from Mbabane to Mpaka Station
  2. Take the train from Mpaka Station to Machava Southern

3 alternative options

Drive, train via Infulene  •  6h 13m

  1. Drive from Mbabane to Mpaka Station
  2. Take the train from Mpaka Station to Infulene Southern

Drive, train via Manzini  •  7h 49m

  1. Drive from Manzini to Mpaka Station
  2. Take the train from Mpaka Station to Infulene Southern

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Mbabane to Matola 193.5 km

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International flights leaving Eswatini are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

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Last updated: January 26 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Mbabane to Matola is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Mbabane to Matola is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2h 51m.

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The distance between Mbabane and Matola is 138 km. The road distance is 193.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Mbabane to Matola, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mbabane to Matola is 193 km. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Mbabane to Matola.

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  • Distance: 138.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Mbabane, Eswatini and Matola, Mozambique?

There is no direct connection from Mbabane to Matola. However, you can take the drive to Mpaka Station, take the train to Machava, then take the train to Matola. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Mpaka Station, take the train to Infulene, then take the train to Matola.

Train operators
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Mpaka Station to Machava
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Train from Mpaka Station to Infulene
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz

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