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There are 8 ways to get from Cape Town to Gaborone by plane, car, bus, car train or train

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Fly to Gaborone  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Gaborone (GBE) CPT - GBE

$154 - $427

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Car train, drive  •  27 h 3 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Klerksdorp
  2. Drive from Klerksdorp to Gaborone

$50 - $93

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Fly to Mmabatho/Mafikeng, drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Mmabatho/Mafikeng (MBD) CPT - MBD
  2. Drive from Mmabatho/Mafikeng to Gaborone

$114 - $420

Fly to Sun City, drive  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Sun City (NTY) CPT - NTY
  2. Drive from Sun City to Gaborone

$123 - $316

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  23 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$51 - $79

Bus Citiliner  •  23 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$51 - $84

Train, bus  •  31 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$233 - $250

Drive  •  18 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Gaborone 916.8 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Gaborone is to bus which costs R 700 - R 1 200 and takes 23 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Gaborone is to fly which costs R 2 200 - R 6 500 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Gaborone. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Gaborone via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Gaborone is 1260 km. The road distance is 1466.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Gaborone without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 20 min and costs R 700 - R 1 200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Cape Town to Gaborone, including transfers.

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Cape Town to Gaborone bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Cape Town station.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Gaborone is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs R 2 200 - R 6 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 700 - R 1 200 and takes 23 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to Gaborone Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Cape Town to Gaborone bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, arrive at Gaborone station.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Gaborone.
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  • Distance: 787.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana?

Air Botswana, CemAir and four other airlines fly from Cape Town to Gaborone hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Gaborone via Johannesburg in around 23 h 20 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Mmabatho/Mafikeng via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Capetown to Mmabatho/Mafikeng via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Capetown to Mmabatho/Mafikeng via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Mmabatho/Mafikeng via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Mmabatho/Mafikeng via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Capetown to Mmabatho/Mafikeng via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Capetown to Sun City
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Capetown to Sun City via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Capetown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Klerksdorp
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$218
November - April
$236
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
res.prasa.com
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Gaborone is 1467 km. It takes approximately 18 h 36 min to drive from Cape Town to Gaborone.

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CemAir, British Airways, Air Botswana and South African Airways offer flights from Capetown Airport to Gaborone Airport.

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There are 122+ hotels available in Gaborone. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 60 - R 100.

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