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Flights to Bulawayo in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,755Average for round-trip flights in July 2021

Cheapest prices for Bulawayo flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Bulawayo found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,373
February
$1,510
March
$1,753
April
$1,850
May
$1,802
June
$1,957
July
$1,712
August
$1,617
September
$1,665
October
$1,626
November
$1,689
December
$2,366
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Bulawayo is January. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Bulawayo?

Average Bulawayo flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - BUQ
Price
$1,373 - $3,397
BUQ
Temperature
23 - 31 °C
BUQ
Precipitation
1 - 105 mm

For many, planning a holiday to Bulawayo is influenced by the weather conditions. The city has a humid subtropical climate, with three main seasons. There is a dry cool winter period from May to August, a hot dry period from late August to early November and a warm wet period, running from late November to April.

The warm wet season is generally avoided by travellers due to the increase in temperatures and rainfall. If you’re looking to save some money however, this can be the perfect time to look for a cheap flight to Bulawayo and off-peak accommodation rates.

In general tourists favour the drier season from May to early November. Plan a trip in the months of May to August if you would prefer slightly cooler temperatures which are on average between 7 and 23 degrees Celsius, or opt for a holiday in September to early November if you prefer high temperatures of around 27 to 29 degrees Celsius. Prepare to pay peak prices for flights to Bulawayo and hotel rates throughout this period. Other peak times in the area such as the Christmas holiday period, school holidays, special event festivals and sporting events are also likely to yield higher rates than usual.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Bulawayo?

The cheapest day to fly to Bulawayo is usually Sunday. At the moment, Tuesday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Bulawayo?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Bulawayo trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

Bulawayo overview

The second largest city in Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, is known locally as the City of Kings. After a flight to Bulawayo, you’ll find plenty to do, from relaxing in one of the many parks, for instance, Centenary, Barham Green, Hillside Dams Conservancy and Mabukweni, or visiting one of the many museums which can be found in the city, including the National Gallery, Bulawayo Railway Museum and the Natural History Museum of Bulawayo. The Ascot Mall is a great choice for some retail therapy and the Bulawayo Golf Club offers a sophisticated sporting facility for lovers of the sport. The Matapos Balancing Rocks are also a popular landmark for both locals and visitors alike.

Depending on your mood and culinary preferences you can enjoy fabulous international food and wine, or traditional Zimbabwean and other African dishes. At the Tendele Curio Shop you will find art, crafts, jewellery, textiles, carvings, paintings and artefacts. You will find a wide range of induna arts in the area. Travellers can sign up at Zulu Safari and Eco Logical Africa for a wilderness safari, designed to view local wildlife and get in touch with the natural world.

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Getting around Bulawayo

Once in the city, the public transport options are somehow limited. The train and taxis are the most convenient ways to get around. It is not recommended to tour the city on foot or bicycle, especially at night due to safety considerations.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Bulawayo arrive at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ), which is located about 6 miles (10 km) north of the city. Getting to the city from the airport is easy using rental cars, taxis, and airport shuttle buses. There is no bus or train service from the airport to the city. The Rovos rail luxury train stops in the city.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Bulawayo?

Most people fly into Bulawayo (BUQ) if they book a flight to Bulawayo. Bulawayo is conveniently located just 15.2 km from Bulawayo’s city centre.

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