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

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Fly to Livingstone  •  3h 49m

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

$210 - $703

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Bus  •  29h 30m

  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 - $48

5 alternative options

Fly to Victoria Falls  •  4h 50m

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

$269 - $825

Fly to Kasane, drive  •  3h 49m

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

$139 - $366

Bus, train  •  25h 25m

  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  •  27h 10m

  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  •  12h 59m

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Livingstone 631.6 miles

$110 - $170

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

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The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Livingstone is to fly which costs $210 - $750 and takes 3h 49m.

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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 29h 30m.

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

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

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Gaborone to Livingstone, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Livingstone is to fly which takes 3h 49m and costs $210 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 27h 10m, you could also bus, which costs $40 - $50 and takes 29h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Gaborone Airport to Livingstone Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Gaborone to Livingstone.
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  • Distance: 473.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

South African Airways, Air Botswana and two other airlines 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 27h 10m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Gaborone to Livingstone via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Gaborone to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Gaborone to Kasane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Gaborone to Kasane
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Gaborone to Kasane via Maun
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Gaborone to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Gaborone to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
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 Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
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
5h
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
14h 30m
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
8h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $12

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

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

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There are 117+ hotels available in Livingstone. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Gaborone Airport is to drive which takes 13m and costs .

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