Zimbabwe by train

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Zimbabwe.

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


Useful Information

Population: 14.44 million

Currency: RTGS-Dollar, US-Dollar

Language: English, Shona, Ndebele

Capital: Harare

Country code: +263

Time zone: Central Africa Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Zimbabwe is operated by the National Railways of Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Rail Map


Train Tickets

It is not possible to book tickets online so you will have to buy tickets at the stations. However, you can check fares for trains in Zimbabwe online on National Railways of Zimbabwe.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Zimbabwe.


Overnight train services:

Bulawayo – Victoria Falls, Harare – Mutare, and Bulawayo – Chiredzi

  • 1st Class sleepers*: 2-berth (coupés) and 4-berth (compartment), washbasin
  • 2nd Class sleeper*: 3-berth (coupés) and 6-berth (compartment), washbasin
  • Economy Class (2 + 3 seats)

* Ask about the bedding, and it will need to be added as an extra charge (~$4)

Bulawayo – Harare 

  • Sleeper Class: 2-berth (coupés) and 4-berth (compartment), washbasin
  • Standard Class (2 + 2 seats)
  • Economy Class (2 + 3 seats)
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Frequently Travelled Routes In Zimbabwe


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Bulawayo to Victoria Falls 13:30 Direct Train
Bulawayo to Harare 13:30 Direct Train
Bulawayo to Chiredzi 19:00 Direct Train
Harare to Mutare 7:55 Direct Train


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Bulawayo to Johannesburg, South Africa 15:00 Direct Bus


Zimbabwe travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Bulawayo
  • Harare
  • Mutare

Train Tours in Zimbabwe

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Zimbabwe


Boasting to have over 320 days of sunshine, Zimbabwe is a wonderful place to visit! Although there may be days of sunshine there are also a couple of rainy days throughout the rainy season from November to March. These heavy rains may affect the roads throughout the country and are not ideal months for safaris.

If you’d like to go on a safari, the best time is from May to October when the country is at its driest and the animals search for water sources. If wanting to avoid higher prices, we recommend visiting Zimbabwe earlier in the dry season. Enjoy the spectacular views of Victoria Falls year-round, however, the months offering the most dramatic vistas are in April and May after the rainy season has ended.


  • Busy Season: July to October, December
  • Rainy Season: November to March
  • Dry Season: May to October

Accommodation In Zimbabwe


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