Victoria Falls (town) in detail

Flights & getting there



Victoria Falls Airport is located 18km southeast of town. Its new international terminal opened in late 2015.

While nothing compared to the heydays of the 1980s and '90s, there's still no shortage of flights arriving at Victoria Falls. Most come from Johannesburg (US$150 to US$500 return). There are also regular flights from Harare with FastJet and Air Zimbabwe for as little as US$20.

Check out or, where you can search all the airlines including low-cost carriers (and car-hire companies) for the cheapest flights and then book yourself.

Air Namibia

Air Zimbabwe

British Airways


South African Airways

Transport Options

From the airport you'll need to get a taxi into town, which costs around US$30. Another option is to pre-arrange a transfer through your accommodation or travel agent (US$15 per person one way). There are also several car hire companies here – including Europcar – handy if you needed to book a 4WD or sedan.

Bus & Shared Taxi

Though its standards have dropped in recent years, Intercape Pathfinder easily remains the safest and most comfortable bus company in Zimbabwe.

To Bulawayo & Hwange

Intercape Pathfinder has departures for Hwange National Park (US$10, two hours), Bulawayo (US$15, six hours) and Harare (US$35, 12 hours) on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7.30am from outside the Kingdom Hotel. You can book tickets online. If you're heading to Hwange National Park, you'll need to tell the driver beforehand as it only stops there on request. There's no direct bus to Harare, so you'll have to transfer to an awaiting bus at Bulawayo.

From Chinotimba Bus Terminal, Bravo Tours and Extra City have departures throughout the day to Bulawayo (US$13) and Harare (US$25). Buy tickets at the bus station. They can also drop you on the main road outside Hwange National Park, but you'll need to pre-arrange transport from there.

Note that, due to the prevalence of elephants and donkeys on the road, it's best to avoid this journey at night.

To Johannesburg

These days it's almost quicker to fly, but otherwise you can take the Intercape Pathfinder from Vic Falls to Bulawayo, then connect with Intercaper Greyhound to Johannesburg.

Car & Motorcycle

If you’re driving a rented car into Zambia, you need to make sure you have insurance and carbon tax papers, as well original owner documents. When you enter Zambia you are issued with a Temporary Import Permit, valid for while you are in the country. This must be returned to immigration for them to acquit the vehicle.


A popular way of getting to/from Victoria Falls is by the overnight Mosi-oa-Tunya train that leaves Victoria Falls daily at 7pm for Bulawayo (economy/2nd/1st class US$8/10/12, 12 hours). First class (comprising two-berth compartments) is the only way to go. Be aware that delays of several hours aren't uncommon, and you'll need to bring your own food. Make reservations at the ticket office inside the train station.

The luxurious Rovos Rail to Pretoria also departs from here.