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There are 4 ways to get from Mbeya to Lilongwe by car, plane, shuttle or bus

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Drive, fly  •  7h 21m

  1. Drive from Mbeya to Chelinda
  2. Fly from Chelinda (CEH) to Lilongwe (LLW) CEH - LLW

$58 - $268

3 alternative options

Private Transfer , bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mbeya Airport to Tunduma
  2. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  4. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$1,487

Private Transfer , bus via Lilongwe  •  3 days 0h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Mbeya Airport to Tunduma
  2. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
  4. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

Drive  •  11h 40m

  1. Drive from Mbeya to Lilongwe 485.1 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Mbeya to Lilongwe is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Mbeya to Lilongwe is to drive and fly which costs $55 - $270 and takes 7h 21m.

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The distance between Mbeya and Lilongwe is 565 km. The road distance is 776.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mbeya to Lilongwe without a car is to Private Transfer and bus which takes 2 days 15h and costs $1,487.

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It takes approximately 7h 21m to get from Mbeya to Lilongwe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Chelinda Airport to Lilongwe Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Lilongwe is 1h behind Mbeya. It is currently 9:22 AM in Mbeya and 8:22 AM in Lilongwe.

Yes, the driving distance between Mbeya to Lilongwe is 776 km. It takes approximately 11h 40m to drive from Mbeya to Lilongwe.

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Nyasa Express offers flights from Chelinda Airport to Lilongwe Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Lilongwe. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mbeya to Lilongwe.
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  • Distance: 352.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 21m

What companies run services between Mbeya, Tanzania and Lilongwe, Malawi?

There is no direct connection from Mbeya to Lilongwe. However, you can take the drive to Chelinda airport, fly to Lilongwe, then take the drive to Lilongwe. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Mbeya to Lilongwe via Tunduma, Nakonde, Lusaka, Johanneburg, and Johannesburg in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
Nyasa Express
Website
nyasaexpress.com
Flights from Chelinda to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Flights from Chelinda to Lilongwe via Club Makokola
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Bus operators
Zanzibar Airport Transfers
Phone
+255 789 665310
Email
zanzibartours@gmail.com
Website
zanzibartransfers.com
Shuttle from Mbeya Airport to Tunduma
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
zanzibartransfers.com
Car (Capacity 1-3 PAX)
$100
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1,320
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
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