Car Hire at Bulawayo Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015
Whether you want to see spectacular wildlife and sweeping landscapes or simply amble through art galleries and do a spot of shopping, you can find the best car hire at Bulawayo Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Bulawayo Airport
There are four car hire companies with desks at Bulawayo Airport: Auto Europe, Rentalcars.com, Holiday Autos and Argus Car Hire. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Bulawayo Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a service station located just 24 minutes drive from Bulawayo Airport. Head east form the airport and turn right on Robert Mugabe Way. Merge with Queen Street and turn right on to the A5. Take a left onto Joshua Nkomo Street (A7) and the petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Bulawayo Airport
Bulawayo Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The airport is about six miles north of central Bulawayo via the Queens Mine Road. To the west of the airport is the A8 which goes north to Livingstone and south via the A6 to Beitbridge. To the east of the airport, the A5 goes to Gweru and on to Harare while the A7 southwest goes to Francistown and on to Gaborone.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Bulawayo Airport
With a timeless rocky natural beauty, Matopos boats a stunning national park where the majestic Black and White Rhinos roam free. Granted World Heritage Status in 2003, its magnificent terrain is a paradise for walkers and hikers. From black eagles to cheetahs and Egyptian geese, this place is a wildlife wonderland.
Matopos is just one hour’s drive from Bulawayo Airport. Get on to Robert Mugabe Way from the airport and then on to Matopos Road. Follow this to the national park.
Hwange National Park
This is the largest Park in Zimbabwe with over 14,650 square kilometres of parkland. Over 100 species of mammal and 400 species of birdlife call this place home with its elephant population being one of the largest in the world. Visitors can stay close to the action in beautiful lodges, cottages and chalets all nestled beneath a vast canopy of stars.
Hwange National Park is a five and a half hour drive from Bulawayo Airport. Get on to the A8 from the airport and follow signs to the national park.
Beautiful Bulawayo is somewhere to relax, admire art, stroll along elegant tree-lined boulevards and admire historic monuments. The National Gallery and National Museum are a must see in the city. An outdoor swimming pool complete with cranes nesting in its trees, is fun for the whole family. Crafts shops and a large shopping centre will appeal to those in search of retail therapy.
Bulawayo is just 20 minutes by car from Bulawayo Airport. Head east and get on to Woodville Road. Turn right onto Harare Road and follow the signs to the centre of Bulawayo.
Parking in the centre of Bulawayo is charged from $1 for small vehicles for a period of up to 30 minutes and $2 for heavy vehicles for the same time. Many of the lodges and hotels in Bulawayo offer free car parking.
Prices subject to change