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Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 14 min

  1. GBE - LUN

$294 - $942

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  22 h 38 min

$34

3 alternative options

Bus via Francistown  •  20 h 30 min

$35 - $37

Bus Juldan Motors  •  26 h 3 min

$70

Drive  •  17 h 18 min

  1. 892.4 miles

$160 - $240

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

South African Airways, Rwandair Express and three other airlines fly from Gaborone to Lusaka every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gaborone to Lusaka via Francistown in around 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Proflight Zambia
Website
proflight-zambia.com
Flights from Gaborone to Lusaka via Durban
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday
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
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
$25
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
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
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
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
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gaborone and Lusaka is 1058 km. The road distance is 1428 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Lusaka is to fly which takes 4 h 14 min and costs $290 - $950.

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 20 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 14 min to get from Gaborone to Lusaka, including transfers.