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There are 4 ways to get from Francistown to Lusaka by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Francistown  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Francistown (FRW) to Lusaka (LUN) FRW - LUN

$272 - $862

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Francistown to Lusaka

$24

2 alternative options

Train to Bulawayo, fly  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Lusaka (LUN) BUQ - LUN

$152 - $727

Drive  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Francistown to Lusaka 621.2 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Francistown to Lusaka is to bus which costs $24 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Francistown to Lusaka is to fly which costs $270 - $900 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Francistown and arriving at Lusaka. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between Francistown and Lusaka is 646 km. The road distance is 993.9 km.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Lusaka without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 30 min and costs $24.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Francistown to Lusaka, including transfers.

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Francistown to Lusaka bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, depart from Francistown station.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Lusaka is to fly which takes 7 h 18 min and costs $270 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Francistown Airport to Lusaka Airport. The quickest flight takes 12 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Francistown to Lusaka.
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  • Distance: 403.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

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

Air Botswana, South African Airways and three other airlines fly from Francistown to Lusaka twice daily. Alternatively, AT and T Monnakgotla operates a bus from Francistown to Lusaka once daily. Tickets cost $24 and the journey takes 14 h 30 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Francistown to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Francistown to Lusaka via Gaborone, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Proflight Zambia
Website
proflight-zambia.com
Flights from Francistown to Lusaka via Johannesburg, Livingstone
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Lusaka via Harare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $650
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
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
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
$24
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw

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Yes, the driving distance between Francistown to Lusaka is 994 km. It takes approximately 12 h 39 min to drive from Francistown to Lusaka.

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British Airways, Proflight Zambia, South African Airways and Air Botswana offer flights from Francistown Airport to Lusaka Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Lusaka. Prices start at $40 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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