There are 8 ways to get from Francistown to Polokwane by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train, bus Greyhound ZA  •  15 h 20 min

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

$36 - $46

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Train, bus via Beit Bridge  •  21 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge
  3. Take the bus from Musina to Pietersburg

$15 - $21

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Train, bus Citiliner  •  17 h 50 min

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

$23 - $35

Train, bus via Gwanda  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gwanda
  3. Take the bus from Gwanda to Pietersburg

$19 - $27

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Francistown to Polokwane 301.3 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Francistown to Polokwane  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Francistown (FRW) to Polokwane (PTG) FRW - PTG

$266 - $454

Fly Francistown to Johannesburg, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Francistown (FRW) to Johannesburg (JNB) FRW - JNB
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Polokwane

$170 - $240

Train to Bulawayo, fly to Polokwane  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Polokwane (PTG) BUQ - PTG

$290 - $998

Questions & Answers

The distance between Francistown and Polokwane is 365 km. The road distance is 482.1 km.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Polokwane without a car is to train and bus which takes 15 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 20 min to get from Francistown to Polokwane, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Francistown Airport to Polokwane Airport. The quickest flight takes 15 h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Francistown to Polokwane is 482 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Francistown to Polokwane.

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South African Airways and Air Botswana offer flights from Francistown Airport to Polokwane Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Polokwane. Prices start at $36 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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Map of how to get from Francistown to Polokwane.
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  • Distance: 227.9 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 20 min

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

Air Botswana and South African Airways fly from Francistown to Polokwane twice daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Francistown to Polokwane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $450
Flights from Francistown to Polokwane via Gaborone, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $500
Flights from Bulawayo to Polokwane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
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
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 Gwanda
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Gwanda to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Musina to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Gwanda to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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