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There are 3 ways to get from Nkhata Bay to Mbeya by bus, car or shuttle

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Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
  2. Take the bus from Karonga to Songwe
  3. Drive from Songwe to Mbeya

2 alternative options

Bus, Private Transfer

  1. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
  2. Take the bus from Karonga to Songwe
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Malawi border to Mbeya

Drive

  1. Drive from Nkhata Bay to Mbeya

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nkhata Bay to Mbeya is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Nkhata Bay to Mbeya is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 6h 3m.

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The distance between Nkhata Bay and Mbeya is 315 km. The road distance is 429.5 km.

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It takes approximately 7h 13m to get from Nkhata Bay to Mbeya, including transfers.

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Mbeya is 1h ahead of Nkhata Bay. It is currently 2:26 AM in Nkhata Bay and 3:26 AM in Mbeya.

Yes, the driving distance between Nkhata Bay to Mbeya is 429 km. It takes approximately 6h 3m to drive from Nkhata Bay to Mbeya.

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  • Distance: 315 km
  • Duration: 7h 13m

What companies run services between Nkhata Bay, Malawi and Mbeya, Tanzania?

There is no direct connection from Nkhata Bay to Mbeya. However, you can take the drive to Mzuzu, take the bus to Karonga, take the bus to Songwe, then take the drive to Mbeya. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Nkhata Bay to Mbeya via Mzuzu, Karonga, Songwe, and Malawi border in around 10h 42m.

Bus operators
Sososo Coaches
Phone
+(265)994 193 745
Website
sososocoaches.com
Bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
sososocoaches.com
Malawi Posts Corporation
Phone
0994 168 044
Email
postcoaches@malawiposts.com
Website
malawiposts.com
Bus from Karonga to Songwe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
malawiposts.com
Bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
malawiposts.com
Zanzibar Airport Transfers
Phone
+254 718 370 639
Email
zanzibartours@gmail.com
Website
zanzibar-tours-transfers.business.site
Shuttle from Malawi border to Mbeya
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Schedules at
zanzibar-tours-transfers.business.site

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