There are two types of local buses: express and local. The express buses operate according to published timetables (and depending on fuel). Local buses normally depart when full from township markets outside the centre of a town. These days they are full in about two seconds and most people wait hours for a ride.
Zimbabwe’s railway network connects Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Victoria Falls. Trains are very slow, and the tracks and trains are in desperate need of servicing and parts, and serious accidents continue to occur. All major services travel at night, and sleeping compartments with bedding are available. Watch your belongings.
From Harare, Air Zimbabwe (04-253751; Eastgate Centre, Harare) flies once daily to Bulawayo (US$140/250 one way/return) and Victoria Falls (US$230/375 one way/return). There’s a domestic departure tax of US$5. Air Zimbabwe no longer flies to Hwange or Kariba, but agents can organise charter flights.