There are 5 ways to get from Windhoek to Bulawayo by plane, bus, train 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  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Windhoek (WDH) to Bulawayo (BUQ) WDH - BUQ

$272 - $646

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  31 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Windhoek to Victoria Falls
  2. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo

$53 - $81

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Livingstone  •  31 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Windhoek to Livingstone
  2. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo

$61 - $82

Bus  •  40 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Windhoek to Upington
  2. Take the bus from Upington to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo

$103 - $172

Drive  •  19 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Windhoek to Bulawayo 928.8 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Windhoek to Bulawayo is to bus and train which costs $50 - $85 and takes 31 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Windhoek to Bulawayo is to fly which costs $270 - $650 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Windhoek and Bulawayo is 1220 km. The road distance is 1486 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Windhoek to Bulawayo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Windhoek to Bulawayo. However, there are services departing from Windhoek and arriving at Bulawayo via Upington and Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Windhoek, Namibia and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe?

South African Airways, Air Namibia and two other airlines fly from Windhoek to Bulawayo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Upington and Johannesburg in around 40 h 15 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
flyafrica
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
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
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Upington
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Upington to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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