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Bus and Minibus

Bus and Minibus

Travelling on ordinary buses can be fun for tourists. It’s a lively experience, with a generally noisy atmosphere. There’s music, sometimes a TV, dominated by Nigerian movies, and everyone talking to everyone else. Passengers buy and try all sorts of snacks, from roasted corn cobs to boiled eggs and locally fried chips, and urge each other to try them too. Sometimes an entertaining conductor can make a journey amusing, with his calls at stops to attract more passengers on board.

Bus services are available throughout Malawi. There are several luxury coaches and express buses plying the roads. Minibuses serving those who need to travel economically go to almost every destination in Malawi and operate on a fill-up-and-go basis. There are two main coach companies, AXA Coach Service and SOSOSO Coaches.

AXA Coach Service

From Lilongwe to Blantyre
  • Departure Time: 7:00, 11:00, 12:00, 16:30 daily
  • Price: MK8,000 (Express) / MK13,000 (Super Executive)
From Lilongwe to Mzuzu
  • Departure Time: 11:00, 12:00 daily
  • Price: MK9,800 (Express)

Full details of the expanding routes, as well as fares and timetables, are best obtained by contacting one of their local booking offices in Blantyre (Kamuzu Highway, next to the Chichiri Centre & just off Glyn Jones Rd in central Blantyre), Lilongwe (Old Town, City Mall),  Mzuzu (near Tutla’s Supermarket), Karonga or Salima.

Booking time at City Mall Depot in Lilongwe: From 6:00 to 17:00


SOSOSO Coaches

From Lilongwe to Blantyre
  • Price: MK8,000
From Lilongwe to Mzuzu
  • Price: MK9,000

(as of 1st September 2018)

  • Lilongwe office: 0882 596 160 / 0882 709 006 / 0880 255 924
Booking a coach away from SOSOSO office
  • MO626:                1772872
  • Airtel Money:    0994193745
  • Mpamba:            0888337172


  • Booking through Airtel money and TNM Mpamba has an additional fee of MK1,000 while MO626 is MK500.
  • After sending money through the above means: send a text message which should have.
  1. Name of a passenger
  2. Date of travel
  3. Destination  ex) Lilongwe – Blantyre
  4. Phone Number
  5. Transaction references Number