There are 7 ways to get from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe by plane, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Livingstone (LVI) to Lilongwe (LLW) LVI - LLW

$295 - $348

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Lilongwe  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  2. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$92 - $130

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  2. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$1,485 - $1,503

Bus  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
  2. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$1,504 - $1,508

Train, bus via Beitbridge Ultra City  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge
  3. Take the bus from Beitbridge Ultra City to Pretoria
  4. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  5. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

Train, bus via Lilongwe #2  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  2. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$92 - $130

Drive  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe 761.6 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe is to train and bus which costs $90 - $130 and takes 2 days 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe is to fly which costs $290 - $350 and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Victoria Falls and Lilongwe is 958 km. The road distance is 1218.6 km.

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The best way to get from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 3 h and costs $1,480 - $1,510.

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It takes approximately 4 h to get from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe is to fly which takes 4 h and costs $290 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1,503 - $1,508 and takes 2 days 7 h.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Livingstone Airport to Lilongwe Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Victoria Falls to Lilongwe is 1219 km. It takes approximately 17 h 30 min to drive from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe.

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Map of how to get from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe.
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  • Distance: 598.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Lilongwe, Malawi?

Proflight Zambia, Malawian Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines fly from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Victoria Falls to Lilongwe via Livingstone, Lusaka, Johanneburg, and Johannesburg in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Livingstone to Lilongwe via Lusaka
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Proflight Zambia
Website
proflight-zambia.com
Flights from Livingstone to Lilongwe via Lusaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Livingstone to Lilongwe via Lusaka
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$15
2nd Class Sleeper
$12
Train from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
35 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1,443
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $13
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Beitbridge Ultra City to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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