Zimbabwe by train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

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

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Train Tickets

It is not possible to book tickets online. Buy tickets at the stations. You can check fares for trains in Zimbabwe online on National Railways of Zimbabwe.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Zimbabwe.

TrAIN tYPES

An overnight train runs from Bulawaye to the Victoria Falls.

  • 1st class sleepers: 2-berth room (coupés) and 4-berth room (compartments)
  • 2nd class sleeper: 3-berth coupés and 6-berth compartment
  • Economy class seats

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Zimbabwe

National

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Bulawayo to Victoria Falls12:30DirectTrain
Bulawayo to Harare11:00DirectTrain
Bulawayo to Chiredzi43:00DirectTrain
Harare to Mutare7:55DirectTrain

International

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Bulawayo to Johannesburg, South Africa15:00DirectBus

 

Zimbabwe travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Harare
  • Bulawayo
  • 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

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Zimbabwe

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Travel Insurance

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