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There are 7 ways to get from Francistown to Cape Town by plane, bus, car, train or car train

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

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Fly  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Francistown (FRW) to Capetown (CPT) FRW - CPT

$245 - $543

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Train, bus, car train  •  40 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Gaborone
  2. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  3. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$49 - $75

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Bus  •  30 h

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

$60 - $87

Drive, train  •  35 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Francistown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$280 - $341

Bus, train  •  37 h 35 min

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

$235 - $267

Train, bus  •  40 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$69 - $116

Drive  •  23 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Francistown to Cape Town 1189.2 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Francistown to Cape Town is to bus which costs $60 - $90 and takes 30 h.

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The quickest way to get from Francistown to Cape Town is to fly which costs $240 - $550 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Francistown to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Francistown and arriving at Cape Town via Gaborone and Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h.

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The distance between Francistown and Cape Town is 1676 km. The road distance is 1902.7 km.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 30 h and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Francistown to Cape Town, including transfers.

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Francistown to Cape Town bus services, operated by Seabelo Group, depart from Francistown station.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Cape Town is to fly which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $240 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $90 and takes 30 h.

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There is no direct flight from Francistown Airport to Capetown Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Francistown to Cape Town bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Cape Town station.

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Map of how to get from Francistown to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 1047.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

Air Botswana, British Airways and South African Airways fly from Francistown to Cape Town twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Francistown to Cape Town via Gaborone and Johannesburg in around 30 h.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Francistown to Capetown via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Francistown to Capetown via Gaborone, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$218
November - April
$236
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
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 Francistown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Francistown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
seabelo.bw
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 Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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 Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Francistown to Cape Town is 1903 km. It takes approximately 23 h 16 min to drive from Francistown to Cape Town.

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

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There are 3593+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Francistown Airport is to drive which takes 13 min and costs .

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