There are 6 ways to get from Tanzania to Zimbabwe by plane, train, ferry, bus or car

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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Fly Zanzibar to Harare  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Harare (HRE) ZNZ - HRE

$241 - $1,426

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Fly Dar es Salaam to Harare  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Harare (HRE) DAR - HRE

$153 - $729

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Fly Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Bulawayo (BUQ) DAR - BUQ

$505 - $1,644

Train, ferry, bus  •  5 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
  3. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
  4. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown
  5. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  6. Take the train from Bulawayo to Harare

Train, ferry, drive  •  7 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
  3. Drive from Mpulungu to Kariba
  4. Take the ferry from Kariba to Mlibizi
  5. Drive from Mlibizi to Dete
  6. Take the train from Dete to Bulawayo
  7. Take the train from Bulawayo to Harare

Drive  •  33 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Harare 1441.8 miles

$180 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tanzania to Zimbabwe is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tanzania to Zimbabwe is to fly which costs $150 - $750 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Tanzania and Zimbabwe is 1479 km. The road distance is 2306.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Tanzania to Zimbabwe, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Zanzibar Airport to Harare Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Zimbabwe is 1 h behind Tanzania. It is currently 5:52 PM in Tanzania and 4:52 PM in Zimbabwe.

Yes, the driving distance between Tanzania to Zimbabwe is 2307 km. It takes approximately 33 h 12 min to drive from Tanzania to Zimbabwe.

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Mango, South African Airways, Charterlines, Inc. and four other airlines offer flights from Zanzibar Airport to Harare Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Zimbabwe. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tanzania to Zanzibar Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $5 - $7.

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Map of how to get from Tanzania to Zimbabwe.
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  • Distance: 924.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

What companies run services between Tanzania and Zimbabwe?

Kenya Airways, Mango and five other airlines fly from Zanzibar City to Epworth twice daily.

Airlines
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Zanzibar to Harare via Dar es Salaam
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Harare
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Zanzibar to Harare via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,900
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Zanzibar to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Dete to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Lusaka to Francistown
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
37 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
2 days 22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
Kariba Ferries
Phone
+263 (4) 614162-7
Email
reservations@karibaferries.co.zw
Website
karibaferries.com
Ferry from Kariba to Mlibizi
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
karibaferries.com

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