Lilongwe in detail

Getting Around

Local Transport

The most useful local minibus route for visitors is between Old Town and City Centre. The journey should cost around MK200; you can cross the whole city for MK300.

From Old Town, minibuses leave from next to Shoprite. They head north up Kenyatta Rd, and along Youth and Convention or Independence Dr. The minibus stand for the return journey from City Centre is at the northern end of Independence Dr.

You can also catch minibuses to Old Town and City Centre from the main bus station area.


The best places to find taxis are at the big hotels and major shopping malls, including outside Old Town Shoprite. The fare between Old Town and City Centre is about MK6000, while a tuktuk should cost under MK4000. Negotiate a price with the driver first.

Mawaso Taxi Service Trips across town, airport pickups and drop-offs, and intercity journeys.