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There are 5 ways to get from Gaborone to Lusaka by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Lusaka (LUN) GBE - LUN

$294 - $942

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Train, bus  •  22h 38m

  1. Take the train from Gaborone to Francistown
  2. Take the bus from Francistown to Lusaka

$34

3 alternative options

Bus via Francistown  •  20h 30m

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

$34 - $36

Bus Juldan Motors  •  26h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka

$61

Drive  •  17h 18m

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Lusaka 892.4 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Gaborone to Lusaka is to train and bus which costs $34 and takes 22h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Lusaka is to fly which costs $290 - $950 and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gaborone to Lusaka. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Lusaka via Francistown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 30m.

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The distance between Gaborone and Lusaka is 1058 km. The road distance is 1427.9 km.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Lusaka without a car is to bus which takes 20h 30m and costs $34 - $36.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Gaborone to Lusaka, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Lusaka is to fly which takes 4h 19m and costs $290 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $34 - $36 and takes 20h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Gaborone Airport to Lusaka Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Gaborone to Lusaka bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, arrive at Lusaka station.

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Map of how to get from Gaborone to Lusaka.
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  • Distance: 661.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 19m

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

South African Airways, Rwandair Express and four other airlines fly from Gaborone to Lusaka hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gaborone to Lusaka via Francistown in around 20h 30m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Proflight Zambia
Website
proflight-zambia.com
Flights from Gaborone to Lusaka via Durban
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,500
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
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
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Gaborone to Lusaka is 1428 km. It takes approximately 17h 18m to drive from Gaborone to Lusaka.

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Air Namibia, Proflight Zambia, Air Botswana and South African Airways offer flights from Gaborone Airport to Lusaka Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Lusaka. Prices start at $40 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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