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There are 3 ways to get from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe by bus or car

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  1. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Lilongwe

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  1. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Lilongwe

Drive

  1. Drive from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe is to bus via Lilongwe which costs $17 - $21 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 5h 17m.

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The distance between Nkhata Bay and Lilongwe is 268 km. The road distance is 357.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe is 357 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe.

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Map of how to get from Nkhata Bay to Lilongwe.
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  • Distance: 268.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Nkhata Bay, Malawi and Lilongwe, Malawi?

Sososo Coaches operates a bus from Mzuzu to Lilongwe once daily. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 4h 43m.

Bus operators
Sososo Coaches
Phone
+(265)994 193 745
Website
sososocoaches.com
Bus from Mzuzu to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
sososocoaches.com
Malawi Posts Corporation
Phone
0994 168 044
Email
postcoaches@malawiposts.com
Website
malawiposts.com
Bus from Mzuzu to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
malawiposts.com

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