Kobs Coach Services

Pioneers of the Zambia-Malawi route, Kobs Coach Services is one of the few bus companies catering for this route into neighbouring Malawi. The company also has a route to the Copperbelt from Chipata. Kobs' high level of customer service includes advance ticketing, mobile ticket payments, a daily business class service from Lusaka to Chipata, and en-route safety measures. All Kobs Coaches offer comfortable sitting space with reclining chairs.


Coaches in Lusaka, Zambia

Kobs offers a reliable, efficient service with a fleet of seven 69-seater coaches. Pioneers of the Zambia-Malawi bus route, the route stretches from Lusaka city right up to Lilongwe. The company recently extended its route to include Lusaka to Ndola, enabling passengers from Chipata to conveniently make their way to Ndola.
  • Offers a business class bus service
  • Customers with 10 tickets qualify for a complimentary trip
  • The service is available from 05:00 hrs every morning
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Routes and services

  • The Zambia to Malawi bus runs every Thursday and Saturday: Kitwe – Lusaka – Chipata – Lilongwe. Boarding time is 06:30 hours and departure time is 07:00 hours
  • The Malawi to Zambia bus runs every Friday and Tuesday, departing from the Devil Bus Station in Lilongwe
  • The Chipata to Ndola bus runs once a week
  • The Lusaka to Chipata return business service is available at 05:00 hours every morning

For current fares, see the list on the right below the picture gallery.

Ticket purchase using Airtel Mobile Money
Kobs Coach Services has a new service where customers can purchase tickets using Airtel Mobile Money using the following steps:

  • Step 1 – Dial 778
  • Step 2 – Select pay bills
  • Step 3 – Select others
  • Step 4 – Enter KOBS
  • Step 5 – Enter amount in Kwacha eg. K5000
  • Step 6 – Enter pin
  • Step 7 – Ref Number (from Post advert)

Kobs Coach Services general information:

  • Business class Lusaka to Chipata route (daily)
  • Lilongwe to Lusaka (Tuesdays and Fridays)
  • Lusaka to Lilongwe (Thursdays and Saturdays)

Kobs Coach Services fares list:

  • Lusaka to Nyimba: ZMW120
  • Lusaka to Petauke: ZMW125
  • Lusaka to Sinda: ZMW135
  • Lusaka to Katete: ZMW140
  • Lusaka to Chipata: ZMW150
  • Lusaka to Lilongwe: ZMW200
  • Lilongwe to Lusaka: MWK14,500 (Malawian Kwacha)

Kobs Coach Services routes

  • Ndola
  • Kapiri Mposhi
  • Kabwe
  • Lusaka
  • Nyimba
  • Sinda
  • Petauke
  • Katete
  • Chipata
  • Lilongwe

Contact information

BP 26/03 Mumbwa Road, Lusaka, Zambia
P.O. Box
PO Box 35736, Lusaka
Enquire below
+260 211 845081
+260 955 794043, +260 965 310202

Opening times

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