Getting there & away
Most buses to destinations within Zimbabwe leave from the Mbare Musika Bus Terminal next to the market, 5km from the city centre. A few buses leave from the Road Port Terminal (04-702828; cnr Fifth St & Robert Mugabe Rd) in town, which is where international services leave from.
Bus companies include the following:
Kukura Kurerwa (669973-6; Mbare Musika Bus Terminal)
Pioneer Bus (795863, 790531; Mbare Musika Bus Terminal)
From Harare Train Station (near cnr Kenneth Kaunda Ave & Second St) trains, in theory, travel to Bulawayo (US$10 sleeper, nine hours, 9pm) and Mutare (US$6, 8½ hours, 9.30pm), and from Bulawayo on to Victoria Falls (sleeper US$11, 8pm).
In reality, train timetables are constantly changing, and trains are not particularly safe for tourists and are frequently used as travelling brothels. If you’re really considering this form of travel, call the National Railways of Zimbabwe Harare (78604416, 78604519); Bulawayo (09-322210); Mutare (020-62825); Victoria Falls (013-44391) in the appropriate centre.
All international and domestic airlines use the Harare International Airport, 15km southeast of the city centre. Charter flights and other light aircraft operate out of Charles Prince airport, 2km northwest of Harare. Flights are available with Air Zimbabwe (253752; Eastgate Centre) to/from Bulawayo (US$140/250 one way/return, 45 minutes) and Victoria Falls (US$230/375 one way/return). The following airlines also have offices in Harare: Air Botswana (793195/228/229); Air Namibia (732094/5); South African Airways (794511/2/6/47/83); Air Tanzania (752537/8); and Air Malawi (752563).