Getting Around

Fuel shortages in Zimbabwe have made travel difficult in the past but this situation seems to be on the mend. The most effective mode of transport in Harare is still hiring a car. There are rental car companies based throughout the city, though taxicabs and minibus taxis are also widely available. The minibus taxis favoured by locals are cheap and go everywhere, but they are not particularly safe, while bus services are more practical for intercity transport than journeys within Harare itself. Parts of the city can be explored on foot, though walking after dark in the city is advised against.


Harare International Airport

The airport is situated around nine miles (15km) from Harare.

Harare International Airport (HRE)


The airport is situated around nine miles (15km) from Harare.

Getting to the city

Taxis and shuttle buses are available to the city centre.


Local time is GMT +2.

Car rental

Car rental companies include Europcar and Avis, among others.

Airport Taxis

Taxis to central Harare are available.


Facilities include a bank, bureau de change, smoking areas, medical services and a pharmacy, restaurants, bars, duty-free, various shops, and post office.


There is parking close to the terminal.