There are 8 ways to get from Uganda to Zambia by plane, car, bus, ferry, taxi or train

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

Recommended option

Fly to Lusaka  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Lusaka (LUN) EBB - LUN

$245 - $597

Cheapest option

Fly to Lilongwe, drive  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Lilongwe (LLW) EBB - LLW
  2. Drive from Lilongwe to Chipata

$184 - $515

6 alternative options

Fly to Ndola  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Entebbe (EBB) to Ndola (NLA) EBB - NLA

$195 - $820

Bus, Fast Ferry, drive, ferry  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Kyanika
  2. Take the bus from Kyanika to Goma
  3. Take the Fast Ferry from Goma to Bukavu
  4. Drive from Bukavu to Kirando
  5. Take the ferry from Kirando to Kasanga
  6. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka

Bus, drive, ferry  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Mutukula
  2. Drive from Mutukula to Bukoba
  3. Take the ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza
  4. Drive from Mwanza to Kipili
  5. Take the ferry from Kipili to Kasanga
  6. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka

Bus, taxi, ferry, train  •  5 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Mutukula
  2. Take a taxi from Mutukula to Bukoba
  3. Take the ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza
  4. Take the train from Mwanza to Tabora
  5. Take the train from Tabora to Kigoma
  6. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
  7. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka

Bus, train, ferry  •  5 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Kampala to Nairobi
  2. Take the bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
  3. Take the train from Mwanza to Tabora
  4. Take the train from Tabora to Kigoma
  5. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
  6. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka

Drive  •  42 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Kampala to Lusaka 1595 miles

$290 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Uganda to Zambia is to fly and drive which costs $180 - $550 and takes 8 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Uganda to Zambia is to fly which costs $190 - $850 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Uganda and Zambia is 1857 km. The road distance is 2552 km.

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The best way to get from Uganda to Zambia without a car is to bus and taxi and ferry and train which takes 5 days 10 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Uganda to Zambia, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Entebbe Airport to Lusaka Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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Zambia is 1 h behind Uganda. It is currently 10:24 PM in Uganda and 9:24 PM in Zambia.

Yes, the driving distance between Uganda to Zambia is 2552 km. It takes approximately 42 h 34 min to drive from Uganda to Zambia.

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Map of how to get from Uganda to Zambia.
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  • Distance: 1160.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

What companies run services between Uganda and Zambia?

Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways and three other airlines fly from Kampala to Lusaka every 3 hours.

Airlines
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Entebbe to Lusaka via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Entebbe to Lusaka via Nairobi, Harare
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Entebbe to Ndola via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Entebbe to Ndola via Nairobi, Lubumbashi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Entebbe to Lilongwe via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Entebbe to Lilongwe via Nairobi, Nampula
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Entebbe to Lilongwe via Nairobi, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Entebbe to Lusaka via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Entebbe to Ndola via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Entebbe to Lilongwe via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Entebbe to Lusaka via Kigali
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Mwanza to Tabora
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Train from Tabora to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kampala to Kyanika
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Kyanika to Goma
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
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
$22
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Link Bus Services
Phone
+256 414-255 426
Email
info@link.co.ug
Website
link.co.ug
Bus from Kampala to Mutukula
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
link.co.ug
Modern Coast
Website
modern.co.ke
Bus from Kampala to Nairobi
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Bus from Nairobi to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
11 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
modern.co.ke
Ferry operators
Ihusi Express
Phone
+243998821195
Email
INFOIE@IHUSI.COM
Website
iexpress.ihusigroup.com
Ferry from Goma to Bukavu
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
iexpress.ihusigroup.com
ferry
Ferry from Kirando to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
11 h 13 min
Frequency
Once a week
Ferry from Kipili to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
Frequency
Once a week
Ferry from Kigoma to Mpulungu
Ave. Duration
2 days 22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105
ferry
Ferry from Bukoba to Mwanza
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45
Other operators
Taxi from Mutukula to Bukoba
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Estimated price
$30 - $45

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