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

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Fly to Blantyre  •  4 h 26 min

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

$235 - $798

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Bus  •  38 h 25 min

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

$64 - $114

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

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Botswana to Malawi without a car is to bus which takes 38 h 25 min and costs .

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

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Botswana to Malawi bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, depart from Gaborone station.

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The best way to get from Botswana to Malawi is to fly which takes 4 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 38 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gaborone Airport to Blantyre Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Botswana to Malawi bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Blantyre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Botswana to Malawi is 1661 km. It takes approximately 20 h 20 min to drive from Botswana to Malawi.

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Airlink, Air Botswana and South African Airways offer flights from Gaborone Airport to Blantyre Airport.

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Map of how to get from Botswana to Malawi.
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  • Distance: 923 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

What companies run services between Botswana and Malawi?

South African Airways, Airlink and Air Botswana fly from Mogoditshane to Blantyre once daily. 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 46 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Gaborone to Lilongwe via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
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
$14
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 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$24
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
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
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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There are one+ hotels available in Malawi. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Botswana to Gaborone Airport is to drive which takes 15 min and costs .

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