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There are 4 ways to get from Zomba to Lilongwe by car, plane or bus

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Drive, fly

  1. Drive from Zomba to Blantyre
  2. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Lilongwe (LLW)

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Drive, bus via Lilongwe

  1. Drive from Zomba to Blantyre
  2. Take the bus from Blantyre to Lilongwe

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Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Zomba to Blantyre
  2. Take the bus from Blantyre to Lilongwe

Drive

  1. Drive from Zomba to Lilongwe

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Some lockdown measures have been lifted in Malawi, starting April 17.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Malawi

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Last updated: August 9 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Zomba to Lilongwe is to drive and bus via Lilongwe, which costs $19 - $25 and takes 5h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Zomba to Lilongwe is to drive and fly which costs $80 - $120 and takes 1h 56m.

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The distance between Zomba and Lilongwe is 228 km. The road distance is 284.8 km.

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It takes approximately 1h 56m to get from Zomba to Lilongwe, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Blantyre Airport to Lilongwe Airport is the direct flight which takes 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zomba to Lilongwe is 285 km. It takes approximately 3h 34m to drive from Zomba to Lilongwe.

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Ethiopian Airlines offers flights from Blantyre Airport to Lilongwe Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Lilongwe. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zomba to Lilongwe.
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  • Distance: 228.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 56m

What companies run services between Zomba, Malawi and Lilongwe, Malawi?

There is no direct connection from Zomba to Lilongwe. However, you can take the drive to Blantyre airport, fly to Lilongwe, then take the drive to Lilongwe. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Blantyre then take the bus to Lilongwe.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Bus operators
Sososo Coaches
Phone
+(265)994 193 745
Website
sososocoaches.com
Bus from Blantyre to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
sososocoaches.com
Malawi Posts Corporation
Phone
0994 168 044
Email
postcoaches@malawiposts.com
Website
malawiposts.com
Bus from Blantyre to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
malawiposts.com

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