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

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Drive, fly  •  7 h 21 min

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

$58 - $268

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Drive, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Drive from Mbeya to Nakonde
  2. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  4. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$1,413 - $1,418

Drive, bus via Lilongwe  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Drive from Mbeya to Nakonde
  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  •  11 h 40 min

  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 11 h 40 min.

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

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

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It takes approximately 7 h 21 min 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 1 h 30 min.

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Lilongwe is 1 h behind Mbeya. It is currently 9:26 AM in Mbeya and 8:26 AM in Lilongwe.

Yes, the driving distance between Mbeya to Lilongwe is 776 km. It takes approximately 11 h 40 min 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 51+ hotels available in Lilongwe. Prices start at $30 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: 7 h 21 min

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 the drive to Nakonde, take the bus to Lusaka, take the bus to Johanneburg, take the walk to Johannesburg, then take the bus to Lilongwe.

Airlines
Nyasa Express
Website
nyasaexpress.com
Flights from Chelinda to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Flights from Chelinda to Lilongwe via Mzuzu
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Bus operators
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$48
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
25 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1,333
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
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