There are 5 ways to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe by bus, train 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

Bus Citiliner, train  •  21 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  3. Take the bus from Pretoria to Harare

$66 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Harare Gjh2003 / ...

$50 - $80

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Francistown  •  24 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Francistown
  2. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Harare

Train  •  25 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gaborone to Francistown
  2. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Harare

Drive  •  12 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Harare 667.9 miles

What companies run services between Botswana and Zimbabwe?

You can take a bus from Gaborone to Harare via Johannesburg in around 21 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gaborone to Harare via Francistown and Bulawayo in around 25 h 55 min.

Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
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
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johanessburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
16 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
seabelo.bw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Botswana and Zimbabwe is 749 km. The road distance is 1069 km.

The cheapest way to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe is to bus which costs $50 - $80 and takes 21 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe is to bus and train which takes 21 h 51 min and costs $65 - $95.

No, there is no direct train from Botswana to Zimbabwe. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Harare via Francistown and Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 55 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Botswana to Zimbabwe. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Harare via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 21 h 51 min to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe, including transfers.