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

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 to Livingstone  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Livingstone (LVI) GBE - LVI

$210 - $703

Cheapest option

Bus  •  29 h 30 min

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

$42 - $49

5 alternative options

Fly to Victoria Falls  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Victoria Falls (VFA) GBE - VFA

$175 - $425

Fly to Kasane, drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Kasane (BBK) GBE - BBK
  2. Drive from Kasane to Livingstone

$139 - $366

Bus, train  •  25 h 25 min

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

Train  •  27 h 10 min

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

Drive  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Livingstone 631.6 miles

$110 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gaborone to Livingstone is to bus which costs $40 - $50 and takes 29 h 30 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Livingstone is to fly and drive which costs $130 - $370 and takes 3 h 49 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Gaborone to Livingstone. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Livingstone via Francistown and Lusaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 30 min.

More details

The distance between Gaborone and Livingstone is 758 km. The road distance is 1010.5 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Gaborone to Livingstone without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 30 min and costs $40 - $50.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Gaborone to Livingstone, including transfers.

More details

Gaborone to Livingstone bus services, operated by Seabelo Group, depart from Gaborone station.

More details

The best way to get from Gaborone to Livingstone is to fly which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $210 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 27 h 10 min, you could also bus, which costs $40 - $50 and takes 29 h 30 min.

Mode details

There is no direct flight from Gaborone Airport to Livingstone Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

Search flights

Gaborone to Livingstone bus services, operated by Shalom Bus Services, arrive at Livingstone station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Gaborone to Livingstone is 1011 km. It takes approximately 12 h 59 min to drive from Gaborone to Livingstone.

Get driving directions

Air Botswana, British Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Gaborone Airport to Livingstone Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Gaborone to Livingstone.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 473.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

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

South African Airways, Air Botswana and British Airways fly from Gaborone to Livingstone every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gaborone to Livingstone via Francistown, Bulawayo, and Victoria Falls in around 27 h 10 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Gaborone to Livingstone via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Gaborone to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Gaborone to Kasane
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Gaborone to Kasane via Maun
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Gaborone to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Gaborone to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Gaborone to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
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
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$15
2nd Class Sleeper
$12
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Bus operators
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
seabelo.bw
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
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
$8 - $13
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $13

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Need to know: Eurostar, Why you should take the train in the US and South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan - to help you get the most out of your next trip.