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There are 5 ways to get from Nelspruit to Bulawayo by plane, bus, car train or car

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Fly  •  4h 21m

  1. Fly from Nelspruit (MQP) to Bulawayo (BUQ) MQP - BUQ

$300 - $961

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Car train, bus  •  24h 20m

  1. Take the car train from Nelspruit to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Bulawayo

$37 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  18h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Bulawayo

$53 - $70

Bus InterCape  •  19h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Bertrams
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo

$45 - $70

Drive  •  11h 39m

  1. Drive from Nelspruit to Bulawayo 526.5 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Nelspruit to Bulawayo is to car train and bus which costs R 500 - R 800 and takes 24h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Nelspruit to Bulawayo is to fly which costs R 4 300 - R 14 000 and takes 4h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelspruit to Bulawayo. However, there are services departing from Nelspruit and arriving at Bulawayo via Bezuidenhout & Betrams, Library Gardens and Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 17m.

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The distance between Nelspruit and Bulawayo is 641 km. The road distance is 842.3 km.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Bulawayo without a car is to bus which takes 18h 42m and costs R 750 - R 1 000.

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It takes approximately 4h 21m to get from Nelspruit to Bulawayo, including transfers.

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Nelspruit to Bulawayo bus services, operated by TransLux Express, depart from Nelspruit station.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Bulawayo is to fly which takes 4h 21m and costs R 4 300 - R 14 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 750 - R 1 000 and takes 18h 42m.

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There is no direct flight from Nelspruit Airport to Bulawayo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Nelspruit to Bulawayo bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Bulawayo station.

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Map of how to get from Nelspruit to Bulawayo.
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  • Distance: 400.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 21m

What companies run services between Nelspruit, South Africa and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe?

South African Airways and Air Zimbabwe fly from Nelspruit to Bulawayo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nelspruit to Bulawayo via Pretoria and Bulawayo in around 18h 42m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Nelspruit to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Nelspruit to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Nelspruit to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$12 - $17
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Nelspruit to Bertrams
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$39
Flexi
$32
Saver
$32
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelspruit to Bulawayo is 842 km. It takes approximately 11h 39m to drive from Nelspruit to Bulawayo.

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Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways offer flights from Nelspruit Airport to Bulawayo Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Bulawayo. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Nelspruit Airport is to taxi which takes 25m and costs R 310 - R 370.

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