Getting Around

It's fairly easy to get around Bulawayo city itself on foot, although visitors may want to consider hiring a car as a safer option; walking around parts of the city is fairly safe during the day, but walking is not advisable at night. Several international car hire companies, such as Avis and Europcar, are represented at Bulawayo Airport. Driving is one of the most convenient ways to get around, but travellers should note that the roads have deteriorated over the last few years. Local taxis are also a good option; taxis are usually light blue. The minibus taxis used by locals are cheap and convenient, but tend to be overcrowded and poorly maintained, which can make catching a ride a hair-raising experience.


Bulawayo Airport

The airport is about fifteen miles (24km) north of central Bulawayo.

Bulawayo Airport (BUQ)


The airport is about fifteen miles (24km) north of central Bulawayo.

Getting to the city

There are no bus or train services from Bulawayo Airport but travellers can take a taxi or rent a car to get into town.


Local time is GMT +2.

Car rental

Avis operates at Bulawayo Airport.


Bulawayo Airport has ATMs, a bureau de change, and a number of restaurants. The airport has recently undergone renovations.


There is extensive parking at the airport.

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