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Victoria Falls Bus

A very affordable way to get to Victoria Falls, but requires patience quite a bit of time.

Apart from flying to Victoria Falls, taking a train, or driving, there are a few bus companies that service routes from Harare, Bulawayo and beyond. The local coaches are very basic, and do not offer any food, snacks or drinks, but they do stop in some of the major towns for passengers to grab a bite to eat and stretch their legs. The also stop in the major towns and cities, or wherever passengers need to be dropped off in the rural country (sometimes in the middle of nowhere so it would seem).

Victoria Falls Buses

Extra City offer a daily service between Victoria Falls and Harare. There are at least two semi-luxury coaches that leave on time from the Chinotimba Bus terminus every evening from 8pm to 11pm. From Harare, they have morning coaches from 5:15am and two evening coaches from 5pm. From Bulawayo to Victoria Falls, there are five buses which leave between 8:30am and 3:30pm. To see their schedule, visit the Extra City website.

The interior of one of the Extra City buses

Bravo Tours bus company have a single bus between Harare and Victoria Falls, leaving Harare at 5:45am to arrive at about 6:45pm, and leaving Victoria Falls at 11pm arriving in Harare the following morning at about 11:30am. For those who want to travel between South Africa and Vic Falls, Bravo Tours can take you to and from Musina three days a week. You can see Bravo Tour's schedule here.

Intercape-Pathfinder no longer runs between Bulawayo or Johannesburg and Victoria Falls.

Livingstone Buses

On the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, one can get there from Windhoek using the Intercape bus service, which runs three times a week and drops off as far as the Zambian border of the Victoria Falls Bridge. Visit intercape.co.za for more information.

If you're coming from Lusaka, Mazhandu bus company can take you to Livingstone, with nine scheduled trips daily. You can find their contact details on their Facebook page. Pre-booking is essential because their buses fill up early. Shalom Bus company offers the same service.

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