There are 6 ways to get from Gaborone to Mbabane by bus, shuttle, car, car train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, shuttle  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Sandton to Mbabane

$62 - $102

Cheapest option

Bus, car train, drive  •  18 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Kaapmuiden
  3. Drive from Kaapmuiden to Mbabane

$35 - $48

4 alternative options

Bus, drive  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Piet Retief
  3. Drive from Piet Retief to Mbabane

$40 - $52

Drive  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Mbabane 443.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Nelspruit, shuttle  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Nelspruit (MQP) GBE - MQP
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Mbabane

$137 - $314

Fly to Johannesburg, shuttle  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Johannesburg (JNB) GBE - JNB
  2. Take a shuttle bus from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Mbabane

$128 - $336

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The distance between Gaborone and Mbabane is 556 km. The road distance is 710 km.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Mbabane without a car is to bus and shuttle which takes 10 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 13 min to get from Gaborone to Mbabane, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Gaborone Airport to Nelspruit Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gaborone to Mbabane is 710 km. It takes approximately 9 h 7 min to drive from Gaborone to Mbabane.

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Airlink, Air Botswana, Mango and South African Airways offer flights from Gaborone Airport to Nelspruit Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Mbabane. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Gaborone to Mbabane.
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  • Distance: 347.5 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 13 min

What companies run services between Gaborone, Botswana and Mbabane, Swaziland?

There is no direct connection from Gaborone to Mbabane. However, you can take the bus to Johannesburg, take the walk to Park, take the train to Sandton, then take the shuttle to Mbabane. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Johannesburg, take the bus to Piet Retief, then take the drive to Mbabane.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Gaborone to Nelspruit via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $290
Flights from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Kaapmuiden
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$15 - $20
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
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 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23
Sky World
Phone
(+268) 7664 0001
Email
info@skyworld.co.sz
Website
skyworld.co.sz
Shuttle from Sandton to Mbabane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
skyworld.co.sz
Shuttle from O.R. Tambo International Airport to Mbabane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
skyworld.co.sz
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Piet Retief
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransMagnific
Website
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Mbabane
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz

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