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Lusaka to Livingstone (Zambia)

Updated: Mar 3

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Livingstone to Lusaka, Kapiri Mposhi and Kitwe-Nkana

Ordinary Passenger Train ("Kafue"/"Zambezi"): Departs Livingstone at 20:00 on Monday's and Friday's, arriving Lusaka at 14:24 on Tuesday and Saturday - the train then departs Lusaka at 15:24 arriving Kapiri Mposhi at 22:01 (Tuesday/Saturday) and Kitwe-Nkana at 06:00 (Wednesday/Sunday).

Kitwe-Nkana, Kapiri Mposhi and Lusaka to Livingstone

Ordinary Passenger Train ("Kafue"/"Zambezi"): Departs Kitwe-Nkana at 06:00 on Monday's and Friday's, arriving Kapiri Mposhi at 23:57 and Lusaka at 06:56 (Tuesday/Saturday) - the train then departs Lusaka at 07:36 on Tuesday's and Saturday's arriving Livingstone at 02:00 on Wednesday and Sunday.

Check the Zambian Railway Limited (ZRL) website shown in the suggested links section for up to date information.

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The Locomotive & Carriages


First / Sleeper Class

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How to travel by train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) including the cross border transfer between Livingstone (Zambia) and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) by taxi and foot

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How to travel by international train from Kapiri Mposhi (Zambia) to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) including bus transfer from Lusaka to Kapiri Mposhi

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Suggested Links

Zambian Railway Limited (ZRL)

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