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There are 4 ways to get from Zomba to Nkhotakota by car, bus, ferry, train or plane

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Recommended option

Drive, bus, ferry  •  16h 14m

  1. Drive from Zomba to Blantyre
  2. Take the bus from Blantyre to Lilongwe
  3. Drive from Lilongwe to Senga Bay
  4. Take the ferry from Senga Bay to Nkhotakota

Cheapest option

Drive, fly  •  3h 51m

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

2 alternative options

Drive, train, ferry  •  25h 22m

  1. Drive from Zomba to Entre-Lagos
  2. Take the train from Entre-Lagos to Cuamba
  3. Take the train from Cuamba to Itepela
  4. Drive from Itepela to Makanjila
  5. Take the ferry from Makanjila to Nkhotakota

Drive  •  5h 6m

  1. Drive from Zomba to Nkhotakota 349.8 km

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zomba to Nkhotakota is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Zomba to Nkhotakota is to drive and fly which costs $100 - $150 and takes 3h 51m.

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The distance between Zomba and Nkhotakota is 295 km. The road distance is 349.8 km.

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It takes approximately 16h 14m to get from Zomba to Nkhotakota, 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 Nkhotakota is 350 km. It takes approximately 5h 6m to drive from Zomba to Nkhotakota.

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Ethiopian Airlines offers flights from Blantyre Airport to Lilongwe Airport.

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Map of how to get from Zomba to Nkhotakota.
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  • Distance: 294.8 km
  • Duration: 16h 14m

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

There is no direct connection from Zomba to Nkhotakota. However, you can take the drive to Blantyre, take the bus to Lilongwe, take the drive to Senga Bay, then take the ferry to Nkhotakota. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Entre-Lagos, take the train to Cuamba, take the train to Itepela, take the drive to Makanjila, then take the ferry to Nkhotakota.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Train operators
CDN Mozambique
Phone
+258 21 344 800
Website
cdn.co.mz
Train from Entre-Lagos to Cuamba
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
cdn.co.mz
Train from Cuamba to Itepela
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
cdn.co.mz
Bus operators
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
Ferry operators
MV Ilala
Phone
+265 1 587 411
Email
Mary.zulu@msc.mw
Website
malawitourism.com
Ferry from Senga Bay to Nkhotakota
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
malawitourism.com
Ferry from Makanjila to Nkhotakota
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
malawitourism.com

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