Travel to Malawi

Flying to Malawi

Proflight Zambia ( connects Zambia with flights to Malawi's capital Lilongwe. From the UK, you can fly to Malawi with Ethiopian Airlines ( via Addis Ababa or Kenya Airways ( via Nairobi. Alternatively, British Airways (, South African Airways ( and Virgin Atlantic ( fly direct from London to Johannesburg, from where you can take a connecting flight with Ethiopian Airlines or South African Airways.

Flight times:

From London - 14 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); New York - 19 hours (including stopover).

Departure tax:

Included in the air fare.

Other airports in Malawi

Chileka International Airport

Airport Code: BLZ. Location: The airport (Chileka) is 13km (8 miles) from the city. Website: N/A. Public transport description: There is a coach service to the city.

Lilongwe International Airport

Airport Code: LLW. Location: The airport (Lilongwe International) is 26km (16 miles) from the city (journey time - 25 to 30... Website: N/A. Public transport description: Taxis and a bus service are available to the city from the airport.

Travel by rail

Central East African Railways (CEAR) (tel: +265 1 840 841; has a network which extends from the Zambian border in the west to connections with Mozambique's Nacala corridor in the east and Beira corridor in the south.

Getting to Malawi by boat

Ferry operators:

The Ilala Ferry connects Malawian ports with Metangula and Cóbuè in Mozambique.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.