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There are 6 ways to get from Zomba to Zambia by car, plane, bus or shuttle

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Drive, fly to Lilongwe

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

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Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Zomba to Blantyre
  2. Take the bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka

4 alternative options

Drive, fly to Lusaka

  1. Drive from Zomba to Blantyre
  2. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Lusaka (LUN)

Drive, bus, Private Transfer

  1. Drive from Zomba to Blantyre
  2. Take the bus from Blantyre to Mzuzu
  3. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
  4. Take the bus from Karonga to Songwe
  5. Take a shuttle bus from Malawi border to Tunduma
  6. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka

Drive, bus, Private Transfer via Blantyre

  1. Drive from Zomba to Blantyre
  2. Take the bus from Blantyre to Mzuzu
  3. Take the bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
  4. Take the bus from Karonga to Songwe
  5. Take a shuttle bus from Malawi border to Tunduma
  6. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka

Drive

  1. Drive from Zomba to Lusaka

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Zambia

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Some international borders began to reopen in Zambia from May 15.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Zambia

Domestic travel is restricted within Zambia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Zambia

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

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Malawi

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zomba to Zambia is to drive and bus which costs $70 - $120 and takes 41h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Zomba to Zambia is to drive and fly which takes 3h 58m and costs $100 - $160.

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The distance between Zomba and Zambia is 839 km. The road distance is 1133.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m to get from Zomba to Zambia, 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 Zambia is 1134 km. It takes approximately 13h 38m to drive from Zomba to Zambia.

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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 Zambia.
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  • Distance: 839 km
  • Duration: 3h 58m

What companies run services between Zomba, Malawi and Zambia?

There is no direct connection from Zomba to Zambia. However, you can take the drive to Blantyre airport, fly to Lilongwe, then take the drive to Chipata. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Blantyre airport, fly to Lusaka, take the walk to Lusaka Airport, then take the shuttle to Lusaka.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Flights from Blantyre to Lusaka via Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Blantyre to Lusaka via Lilongwe, Harare
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Bus operators
Sososo Coaches
Phone
+(265)994 193 745
Website
sososocoaches.com
Bus from Blantyre to Mzuzu
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
sososocoaches.com
Bus from Mzuzu to Karonga
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
sososocoaches.com
Malawi Posts Corporation
Phone
0994 168 044
Email
postcoaches@malawiposts.com
Website
malawiposts.com
Bus from Karonga to Songwe
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
malawiposts.com
Zanzibar Airport Transfers
Phone
+254 718 370 639
Email
zanzibartours@gmail.com
Website
zanzibar-tours-transfers.business.site
Shuttle from Malawi border to Tunduma
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Schedules at
zanzibar-tours-transfers.business.site
Juldan Motors
Phone
+260 211 247 683
Email
info@juldanmotors.com
Bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Kwezy Buses
Phone
0886 780 355
Website
kwezybuses.com
Bus from Blantyre to Mzuzu
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
kwezybuses.com
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
$26 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Mazhandu Family Bus Service
Phone
+260 977794889
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week

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