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

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Bus InterCape  •  22 h 25 min

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

$44 - $69

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Bus Greyhound ZA  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Midrand to Harare

$52 - $86

Bus, train  •  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

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The cheapest way to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe is to bus which costs $40 - $70 and takes 22 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe is to bus which costs $40 - $70 and takes 22 h 25 min.

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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 22 h 25 min.

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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.

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The distance between Botswana and Zimbabwe is 749 km. The road distance is 1068.7 km.

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The best way to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 25 min and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 22 h 25 min to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe, including transfers.

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

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Botswana to Zimbabwe train services, operated by Botswana Railways, depart from Gaborone station.

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The best way to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe is to bus which takes 22 h 25 min and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 25 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Botswana to Zimbabwe.
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  • Distance: 468.3 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 25 min

What companies run services between Botswana and Zimbabwe?

You can take a bus from Gaborone to Harare via Johannesburg in around 22 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gaborone to Harare via Francistown and Bulawayo in around 25 h 55 min.

Train operators
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 Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
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
$15
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
$23
Bus from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$32
Flexi
$32
Full Flexi
$39
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Midrand to Harare
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johanessburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
16 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Midrand to Harare
Ave. Duration
16 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
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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Botswana to Zimbabwe bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Harare station.

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Botswana to Zimbabwe train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Harare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Botswana to Zimbabwe is 1069 km. It takes approximately 12 h 47 min to drive from Botswana to Zimbabwe.

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There are two+ hotels available in Zimbabwe. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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