Getting there & away
Bus and minibus services to surrounding towns such as Siavonga (US$3.50) and Chirundu (US$3) leave from either Lusaka City Market Bus Station (Lumumba Rd) or the City Bus Station (off Chachacha Rd), also called the Kulima Towers Station.
All long-distance public buses (and a few private ones) use the Lusaka Inter-City Bus Station (Dedan Kimathi Rd). From this terminal, buses and minibuses go several times a day to Ndola (US$5, four hours), Kitwe (US$5, five hours), Livingstone (US$10, seven hours) and Chipata (US$18, eight hours). Buses operated by JR Investments go to Mongu (US$10, 12 hours) on Tuesday and Friday, and buses operated by CR Holdings depart daily for Kitwe, via Ndola, as well as Livingstone, Mongu and Chipata.
The Zambezi Express to Livingstone (US$6/8/10/13 economy/standard/1st class/sleeper, 18 hours), via Choma, leaves Lusaka at 7pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tickets are available from the reservations office inside the train station (btwn Cairo & Dedan Kimathi Rds) from 3pm to 5pm on the day of departure. Get there early and be prepared to hustle and bustle. Slow, ‘ordinary’ trains to Ndola (US$5.50, eight hours), via Kapiri Mposhi, depart Monday, Wednesday and Friday at about 10pm.