There are 3 ways to get from Francistown to Zimbabwe by train, car or plane

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Train  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Harare

$15

2 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Francistown to Harare 396.7 miles

Train, fly  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  2. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Harare (HRE) BUQ - HRE

$108 - $247

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No, there is no direct train from Francistown to Zimbabwe. However, there are services departing from Francistown and arriving at Harare via Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 55 min.

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The distance between Francistown and Zimbabwe is 382 km. The road distance is 634.8 km.

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The best way to get from Francistown to Zimbabwe without a car is to train which takes 17 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 55 min to get from Francistown to Zimbabwe, including transfers.

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Francistown to Zimbabwe train services, operated by NRZ, depart from Francistown station.

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The quickest flight from Bulawayo Airport to Harare Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Francistown to Zimbabwe train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Harare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Francistown to Zimbabwe is 635 km. It takes approximately 8 h 8 min to drive from Francistown to Zimbabwe.

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Fastjet and Air Zimbabwe offer flights from Bulawayo Airport to Harare Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Zimbabwe. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Francistown to Zimbabwe.
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  • Distance: 238.8 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 55 min

What companies run services between Francistown, Botswana and Zimbabwe?

You can take a train from Francistown to Harare via Bulawayo in around 17 h 55 min.

Airlines
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Harare
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
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 Harare
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
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

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