There are 5 ways to get from Francistown to Johannesburg by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Francistown (FRW) to Johannesburg (JNB) FRW - JNB

$155 - $218

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Train Botswana Railways, bus  •  12 h 25 min

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

$24

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 25 min

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

$24 - $26

Train, bus InterCape  •  20 h 45 min

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

$30 - $50

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Francistown to Johannesburg 455 miles

$70 - $110

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No, there is no direct bus from Francistown to Johannesburg. However, there are services departing from Francistown and arriving at Johannesburg via Gaborone. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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The distance between Francistown and Johannesburg is 562 km. The road distance is 728.1 km.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Johannesburg without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Francistown to Johannesburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Francistown to Johannesburg is to fly which takes 2 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Francistown Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Francistown to Johannesburg bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, arrive at Johannesburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Francistown to Johannesburg is 728 km. It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to drive from Francistown to Johannesburg.

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Air Botswana offers flights from Francistown Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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Map of how to get from Francistown to Johannesburg.
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  • Distance: 351.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

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

Air Botswana flies from Francistown to Johannesburg 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Francistown to Johannesburg via Gaborone in around 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Francistown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Flights from Francistown to Johannesburg via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
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
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
$14
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 Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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There are 930+ hotels available in Johannesburg. Prices start at $41 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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