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There are 4 ways to get from Windhoek to Bulawayo by plane, bus, train or car

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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

$50 - $77

2 alternative options

Bus, train via Livingstone  •  31 h 21 min

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

$58 - $77

Drive  •  19 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Windhoek to Bulawayo 928.8 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Windhoek to Bulawayo is to bus and train which costs $50 - $80 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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There is no direct flight from Windhoek Airport to Bulawayo Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Windhoek to Bulawayo is 1486 km. It takes approximately 19 h 19 min to drive from Windhoek to Bulawayo.

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Fastjet, Air Zimbabwe, Air Namibia and South African Airways offer flights from Windhoek Airport to Bulawayo Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Bulawayo. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Windhoek to Windhoek Airport is to drive which takes 28 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Windhoek to Bulawayo.
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  • Distance: 762.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

South African Airways, Air Zimbabwe and two other airlines fly from Windhoek to Bulawayo once daily.

Airlines
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Harare
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
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
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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