There are 2 ways to get from Francistown to Gweru by train or car

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Train  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru

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Drive  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Francistown to Gweru 224.1 miles

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No, there is no direct train from Francistown to Gweru. However, there are services departing from Francistown and arriving at Gweru via Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Francistown and Gweru is 307 km. The road distance is 358.6 km.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Gweru without a car is to train which takes 10 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to get from Francistown to Gweru, including transfers.

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Francistown to Gweru train services, operated by NRZ, depart from Francistown station.

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Francistown to Gweru train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Gweru station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Francistown to Gweru is 359 km. It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to drive from Francistown to Gweru.

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

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Map of how to get from Francistown to Gweru.
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  • Distance: 192.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 55 min

What companies run services between Francistown, Botswana and Gweru, Zimbabwe?

You can take a train from Francistown to Gweru via Bulawayo in around 10 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 Gweru
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 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

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