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

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Fly to Livingstone  •  4 h 4 min

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

$203 - $696

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Bus  •  29 h 45 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 - $48

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Fly to Victoria Falls  •  4 h 43 min

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

$155 - $401

Fly to Kasane, drive  •  3 h 33 min

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

Bus, train  •  25 h 9 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  •  26 h 55 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 44 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Victoria Falls 620.5 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Gaborone to Victoria Falls is to bus which costs $40 - $50 and takes 29 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Victoria Falls is to fly which costs $200 - $700 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Gaborone to Victoria Falls. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Victoria Falls via Francistown and Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 55 min.

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The distance between Gaborone and Victoria Falls is 747 km. The road distance is 992.9 km.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Victoria Falls without a car is to bus and train which takes 25 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Gaborone to Victoria Falls, including transfers.

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Gaborone to Victoria Falls train services, operated by Botswana Railways, depart from Gaborone station.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Victoria Falls is to fly which takes 4 h 4 min and costs $200 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 26 h 55 min, you could also bus, which costs $40 - $50 and takes 29 h 45 min.

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

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Gaborone to Victoria Falls train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Victoria Falls station.

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Map of how to get from Gaborone to Victoria Falls.
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  • Distance: 467.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 4 min

What companies run services between Gaborone, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe?

South African Airways, Air Botswana and two other airlines fly from Gaborone to Victoria Falls every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gaborone to Victoria Falls via Francistown and Bulawayo in around 26 h 55 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
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
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Gaborone to Kasane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
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, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Gaborone to Livingstone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
Flights from Gaborone to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Gaborone to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and 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 Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
7 h
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
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 - $12
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $12

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Yes, the driving distance between Gaborone to Victoria Falls is 993 km. It takes approximately 12 h 44 min to drive from Gaborone to Victoria Falls.

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

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There are 108+ hotels available in Victoria Falls. Prices start at $36 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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