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There are 4 ways to get from Zambezi River to Solwezi by plane, car, train or bus

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Travel, fly to Lubumbashi, drive  •  12h 44m

  1. Travel from Zambezi River to Blantyre
  2. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Lubumbashi (FBM) BLZ - FBM
  3. Drive from Lubumbashi to Solwezi

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Travel, fly to Solwezi  •  10h 33m

  1. Travel from Zambezi River to Blantyre
  2. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Solwezi (SLI) BLZ - SLI

Travel, train, drive, bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Travel from Zambezi River to Chueza
  2. Take the train from Chueza to Aldeia Necungas
  3. Drive from Aldeia Necungas to Blantyre
  4. Take the bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg
  5. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Kitwe
  6. Take the bus from Kitwe to Solwezi

Train, bus  •  3 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Sinjol to Moatize
  2. Take the bus from Tete to Maputo
  3. Take the bus from Maputo to Johannesburg
  4. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Kitwe
  5. Take the bus from Kitwe to Solwezi

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Last updated: November 27 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The distance between Zambezi River and Solwezi is 1045 km.

It takes approximately 12h 44m to get from Zambezi River to Solwezi, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Blantyre Airport to Lubumbashi Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 45m and has one stopover.

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Ethiopian Airlines offers flights from Blantyre Airport to Lubumbashi Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Solwezi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zambezi River to Solwezi.
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  • Distance: 1044.5 km
  • Duration: 12h 44m

What companies run services between Zambezi River, Sofala, Mozambique and Solwezi, Zambia?

There is no direct connection from Zambezi River to Solwezi. However, you can take the travel to Blantyre airport, fly to Lubumbashi, then take the drive to Solwezi. Alternatively, you can take the travel to Blantyre airport, fly to Solwezi, then take the taxi to Solwezi.

Airlines
Proflight Zambia
Website
proflight-zambia.com
Flights from Blantyre to Solwezi via Lilongwe, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Blantyre to Solwezi via Lilongwe, Harare, Lusaka
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Lubumbashi via Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Train operators
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Chueza to Aldeia Necungas
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Train from Sinjol to Moatize
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Juldan Motors
Phone
+260 211 247 683
Email
info@juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Kitwe
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$39
Bus from Kitwe to Solwezi
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Nagi Investment OS
Phone
+258 87 988 8878
Email
info@nagiinvestment.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tete to Maputo
Ave. Duration
31h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
facebook.com
TransLux Express
Phone
+27 86 158 9282
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
res.prasa.com
Bus from Maputo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Power Tools
Phone
+260 212 217 118
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Kitwe
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
facebook.com

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