Flights to Lilongwe

The capital of Malawi is a chaotic mix of buzzing marketplaces, towering office blocks, and lush green spaces. Lilongwe absolutely sprawls. The lively old town and glitzy new town are separated by a huge animal sanctuary, the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. Once you get to grips with the sheer size of the city, you’ll find plenty to keep yourself entertained. Cultural activities abound, and the nightlife in Lilongwe is extremely vibrant. There are plenty of great nightspots in the old city, most serving up local beer, vodka, and the surprisingly good Malawi gin. 

Airports in Lilongwe

Lilongwe International Airport (LLW), also known as Kamuzu International Airport, serves the city. It’s a small and modest airport, with a café bar and a few shops. 

Airlines that fly to Lilongwe

There are no direct flights from the UK to Lilongwe. Ethiopian Airlines and KLM both offer indirect flights, with one or more stops. 

Getting into Lilongwe

Taxis are available outside the terminal building, and the journey takes around 30-40 minutes. Expect to pay around MWK 4500 (about £6.50)* for the trip. Some hotels in Lilongwe offer shuttle service, so it’s worth speaking to your accommodation before you travel. Car hire is available at Lilongwe Airport from Avis, SS Rent a Car, and Cecillana Car Hire. 

*Prices subject to change

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