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There are 4 ways to get from Gaborone to Gweru by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Bulawayo (BUQ)
  2. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Gweru

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Francistown
  2. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru

Train

  1. Take the train from Gaborone to Francistown
  2. Take the train from Francistown to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru

Drive

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Gweru

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Gaborone to Gweru is to drive, which costs $140 - $210 and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Gweru is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 9h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gaborone to Gweru. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Gweru via Francistown and Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 45m.

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The distance between Gaborone and Gweru is 705 km. The road distance is 792.5 km.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Gweru without a car is to bus and train which takes 17h 14m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 58m to get from Gaborone to Gweru, including transfers.

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Gaborone to Gweru train services, operated by Botswana Railways, depart from Gaborone station.

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There is no direct flight from Gaborone Airport to Bulawayo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Gaborone to Gweru train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Gweru station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gaborone to Gweru is 792 km. It takes approximately 9h 50m to drive from Gaborone to Gweru.

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  • Distance: 705 km
  • Duration: 6h 58m

What companies run services between Gaborone, Botswana and Gweru, Zimbabwe?

You can take a train from Gaborone to Gweru via Francistown and Bulawayo in around 20h 45m.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Gaborone to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Gaborone to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Standard
$7
Business
$12
1st Class
$19
NRZ
Phone
+263-029-2363521
Email
pubreloffice@nrz.co.zw
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
Eagle Liner Coaches
Phone
+263 77 7 057 085
Email
customerservices@eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Website
eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Bus from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
eaglelinercoaches.co.zw
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
seabelo.bw

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Fastjet, Air Botswana and Airlink offer flights from Gaborone Airport to Bulawayo Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Gaborone Airport is to drive which takes 14 min and costs $1 - $2.

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