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There are 5 ways to get from Nkhata Bay to Madagascar by car, plane or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive to Songea, fly to Majunga

  1. Drive from Nkhata Bay to Songea
  2. Fly from Songea (SGX) to Majunga (MJN)

4 alternative options

Drive to Likoma Island, fly to Antananarivo

  1. Drive from Nkhata Bay to Likoma Island
  2. Fly from Likoma Island (LIX) to Antananarivo (TNR)

Bus to Lilongwe, fly to Antananarivo

  1. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Lilongwe
  2. Fly from Lilongwe (LLW) to Antananarivo (TNR)

Drive to Songea, fly to Antananarivo

  1. Drive from Nkhata Bay to Songea
  2. Fly from Songea (SGX) to Antananarivo (TNR)

Bus to Lilongwe, fly to Tamatave

  1. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Lilongwe
  2. Fly from Lilongwe (LLW) to Tamatave (TMM)

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Last updated: August 9 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nkhata Bay to Madagascar is to drive and fly which costs $250 - $850 and takes 2 days 11h.

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The fastest way to get from Nkhata Bay to Madagascar is to bus and fly. Taking this option will cost $550 - $1,200 and takes 16h 29m.

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The distance between Nkhata Bay and Madagascar is 1535 km.

It takes approximately 2 days 11h to get from Nkhata Bay to Madagascar, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Songea Airport to Majunga Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 days 4h and has two stopovers.

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Madagascar is 1h ahead of Nkhata Bay. It is currently 2:42 PM in Nkhata Bay and 3:42 PM in Madagascar.

Precision Air, Air Tanzania and Ewa Air offer flights from Songea Airport to Majunga Airport.

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Map of how to get from Nkhata Bay to Madagascar.
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  • Distance: 1534.8 km
  • Duration: 2 days 11h

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

There is no direct connection from Nkhata Bay to Madagascar. However, you can take the drive to Songea airport, fly to Majunga, then take the taxi to Mahajanga. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Likoma Island airport, fly to Antananarivo, then take the taxi to Antananarivo.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Likoma Island to Antananarivo via Lilongwe, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Likoma Island to Antananarivo via Lilongwe, Lubumbashi, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Likoma Island to Antananarivo via Lilongwe, Nairobi, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
25h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Songea to Antananarivo via Dar es Salaam, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Songea to Antananarivo via Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Songea to Antananarivo via Dar es Salaam, Entebbe, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,200
Flights from Songea to Antananarivo via Dar es Salaam, Kigali, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,200
Flights from Songea to Antananarivo via Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
26h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Tsaradia
Website
tsaradia.com
Flights from Lilongwe to Tamatave via Nairobi, Antananarivo
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Lilongwe to Tamatave via Addis Ababa, Antananarivo
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Flights from Lilongwe to Tamatave via Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Antananarivo
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,100
Flights from Lilongwe to Tamatave via Lubumbashi, Addis Ababa, Antananarivo
Ave. Duration
27h 26m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,300
Flights from Lilongwe to Tamatave via Nampula, Nairobi, Antananarivo
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Lilongwe to Tamatave via Harare, Addis Ababa, Antananarivo
Ave. Duration
30h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,300
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Likoma Island to Antananarivo via Lilongwe, Nampula, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
27h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Lilongwe to Antananarivo via Nampula, Nairobi
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Flights from Lilongwe to Antananarivo via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11h 32m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,100
Ewa Air
Website
ewa-air.com
Flights from Songea to Majunga via Dar es Salaam, Dzaoudzi
Ave. Duration
46h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Songea to Majunga via Dar es Salaam, Hahaia, Dzaoudzi
Ave. Duration
46h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Songea to Antananarivo via Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Air Mauritius
Website
airmauritius.com
Flights from Songea to Antananarivo via Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Mauritius
Ave. Duration
27h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Bus operators
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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