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

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

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Drive

  1. Drive from Francistown to Gweru

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Francistown to Gweru is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 5h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Francistown to Gweru is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 5h 6m.

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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 11h.

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It is 307 km from Francistown to Gweru. It is approximately 358.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Gweru without a car is to train which takes 11h and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h to get from Francistown to Gweru, including transfers.

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Francistown to Gweru train services, operated by Botswana Railways, 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 5h 6m to drive from Francistown to Gweru.

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There are two+ 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: 307.5 km
  • Duration: 11h

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

You can take a train from Francistown to Gweru via Bulawayo in around 11h.

Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
NRZ
Phone
+263-029-2363521
Email
pubreloffice@nrz.co.zw
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw

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