There are 7 ways to get from Zambia to Great Zimbabwe 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.

Recommended option

Fly, bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Harare (HRE) LUN - HRE
  2. Take the bus from Harare to Masvingo

$151 - $290

Cheapest option

Kafue, train  •  40 h 21 min

  1. Take the Kafue from Lusaka to Livingstone
  2. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru
  4. Take the train from Gweru to Masvingo

$35 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus, train, drive  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Victoria Falls
  2. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Ingezi
  4. Drive from Ingezi to Great Zimbabwe

Bus  •  34 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Masvingo Gjh2003 / ...

$113 - $148

Bus, train  •  35 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown
  2. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru
  4. Take the train from Gweru to Masvingo

Kafue, train, drive  •  37 h 29 min

  1. Take the Kafue from Lusaka to Livingstone
  2. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Ingezi
  4. Drive from Ingezi to Great Zimbabwe

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Great Zimbabwe 507.7 miles

$90 - $140

What companies run services between Zambia and Great Zimbabwe?

You can take a bus from Lusaka to Great Zimbabwe via Johanneburg, Johannesburg, and Masvingo in around 34 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lusaka to Great Zimbabwe via Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, Gweru, and Masvingo in around 40 h 21 min.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $160
TAAG Angola Airlines
Website
taag.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $490
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Lusaka to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Ingezi
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Gweru to Masvingo
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Zambia Railways
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Harare to Masvingo
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johanessburg to Masvingo
Ave. Duration
12 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
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
$54
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 46 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Masvingo
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Lusaka to Francistown
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zambia and Great Zimbabwe is 733 km. The road distance is 812 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zambia to Great Zimbabwe is to Kafue and train which costs $35 - $45 and takes 40 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Zambia to Great Zimbabwe is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $150 - $290.

It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Zambia to Great Zimbabwe, including transfers.