There are 4 ways to get from Botswana to Malawi by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Blantyre  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Blantyre (BLZ) GBE - BLZ

$89 - $472

Cheapest option

Bus  •  38 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

$70 - $135

2 alternative options

Fly to Lilongwe  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Lilongwe (LLW) GBE - LLW

$231 - $780

Drive  •  20 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Blantyre 1038.1 miles

$160 - $250

What companies run services between Botswana and Malawi?

South African Airways, Air Botswana and Malawian Airlines fly from Mogoditshane to Blantyre 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gaborone to Blantyre via Johannesburg in around 38 h 25 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Blantyre via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Gaborone to Lilongwe via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Gaborone to Blantyre via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $470
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Botswana to Malawi?

The distance between Botswana and Malawi is 1477 km. The road distance is 1661 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Botswana to Malawi?

The cheapest way to get from Botswana to Malawi is to bus which costs $70 - $140 and takes 38 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Botswana to Malawi?

The quickest way to get from Botswana to Malawi is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $85 - $480.

Is there a direct bus between Botswana and Malawi?

No, there is no direct bus from Botswana to Malawi. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Blantyre via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Botswana to Malawi?

It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Botswana to Malawi, including transfers.