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

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Fly  •  2h 36m

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

$155 - $218

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Train Botswana Railways, bus  •  12h 43m

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

$25

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 25m

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

$25 - $27

Train, bus InterCape  •  20h 45m

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

$30 - $50

Drive  •  9h 4m

  1. Drive from Francistown to Johannesburg 455 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Francistown to Johannesburg is to train and bus which costs $25 and takes 12h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Francistown to Johannesburg is to fly which costs $150 - $220 and takes 2h 36m.

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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 10h 25m.

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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 10h 25m and costs $25 - $27.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m 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 2h 36m and costs $150 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $27 and takes 10h 25m.

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

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

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

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 10h 25m.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Francistown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Flights from Francistown to Johannesburg via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
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
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
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
5h
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
4h 25m
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
7h 25m
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
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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

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Air Botswana offers flights from Francistown Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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There are 1047+ hotels available in Johannesburg. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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

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