Zambia by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Zambia.

Here you will find information for Zambia about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 17.35 million

Currency: Kwacha

Language: English

Capital: Lusaka

Country code: +260

Time zone: Central Africa Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Zambia is operated by Zambia Railways (ZR), the national railway of Zambia, and the TAZARA Railway operates trains between Zambia and Tanzania.

Zambia rail map

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Train Tickets

You cannot book train tickets online. Check timetable and fares online on Tazarsite and book by phone or buy tickets at the station.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Zambia.

TrAIN tYPES

There is a day train from Lusaka to Livingstone that runs twice a week on Monday and Friday.

  • 1st class
  • 2nd class
  • Family compartments
  • Seats only

The Zambezi Express is an express train from Lusaka to Livingstone.

TAZARA Train connects the cities Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Zambia

National

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Lusaka to Livingstone18:24DirectTrain

 

 

International

From > To
Duration (h)ChangesTransport
Kapiri Mposhi to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania28:29DirectTrain

 

Zambia travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Lusaka
  • Livingstone
  • Cooperbelt
  • Kapiri Mposhi

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Zambia

We recommend visiting Zambia during the dry season from May to October. This is the best time of year to spot wildlife because the animals are in search of water sources and the shrubbery is thinner offering better chances to spot an animal laying in lower grasses. This is also a great time to visit Victoria Falls. We don’t particularly recommend going during the rainy season as plenty and/or most national parks will be closed due to road closures and excess rain. There are more opportunities to see and do more during the dry season; however, if the primary intent of the trip is birdwatching then the rainy season will be your season to visit!

 

  • Dry Season: May to October
  • Rainy Season: November to April
  • High Season: July to October
  • Low Season: November to April

Accommodation In Zambia

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Zambia

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Travel Insurance

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