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

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

Recommended option

Fly Francistown to Victoria Falls  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Francistown (FRW) to Victoria Falls (VFA) FRW - VFA

$180 - $442

Cheapest option

Bus  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Francistown to Lusaka
  2. Take the bus from Lusaka to Livingstone

$34 - $39

5 alternative options

Fly Francistown to Kasane, drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Francistown (FRW) to Kasane (BBK) FRW - BBK
  2. Drive from Kasane to Livingstone

$267 - $696

Fly Francistown to Livingstone  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Francistown (FRW) to Livingstone (LVI) FRW - LVI

$215 - $1,353

Train to Bulawayo, fly to Victoria Falls  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Victoria Falls (VFA) BUQ - VFA

$205 - $474

Train  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls

Drive  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Francistown to Livingstone 359.9 miles

$65 - $100

What companies run services between Francistown, Botswana and Livingstone, Zambia?

Air Botswana, British Airways and three other airlines fly from Francistown to Livingstone once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Francistown to Livingstone via Bulawayo and Victoria Falls in around 19 h 10 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Francistown to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Francistown to Kasane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Francistown to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Francistown to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg, Windhoek
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $480
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Francistown to Kasane via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
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 Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Francistown to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$9 - $14

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Francistown and Livingstone is 409 km. The road distance is 576 km.

The cheapest way to get from Francistown to Livingstone is to bus which costs $30 - $40 and takes 23 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Francistown to Livingstone is to fly which takes 4 h 34 min and costs $210 - $1,400.

No, there is no direct bus from Francistown to Livingstone. However, there are services departing from Francistown and arriving at Livingstone via Lusaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Francistown to Livingstone, including transfers.