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There are 4 ways to get from Gaborone to Walvis Bay by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Walvis Bay (WVB) GBE - WVB

$130 - $750

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Bus  •  36 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Upington
  3. Take the bus from Upington to Windhoek
  4. Take the bus from Windhoek to Walvis Bay

$92 - $164

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 days 13 h

  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
  4. Take the bus from Livingstone to Windhoek
  5. Take the train from Windhoek to Walvis Bay

Drive  •  21 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Walvis Bay 910.2 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Gaborone to Walvis Bay is to bus which costs $90 - $170 and takes 36 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Walvis Bay is to fly which costs $130 - $750 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gaborone to Walvis Bay. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Walvis Bay via Johannesburg, Upington and Windhoek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 30 min.

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The distance between Gaborone and Walvis Bay is 1175 km. The road distance is 1456.4 km.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Walvis Bay without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 30 min and costs $90 - $170.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Gaborone to Walvis Bay, including transfers.

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Gaborone to Walvis Bay bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, depart from Gaborone station.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Walvis Bay is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs $130 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $170 and takes 36 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gaborone Airport to Walvis Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Gaborone to Walvis Bay bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Walvis Bay station.

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Map of how to get from Gaborone to Walvis Bay.
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  • Distance: 734.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Gaborone, Botswana and Walvis Bay, Namibia?

Airlink, South African Airways and two other airlines fly from Gaborone to Walvis Bay every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gaborone to Walvis Bay via Johannesburg, Upington, and Windhoek in around 36 h 30 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Walvis Bay via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Gaborone to Walvis Bay via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Westair
Website
westair.com.na
Flights from Gaborone to Walvis Bay via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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
$10
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
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
TransNamib Holdings LTD
Phone
+264 61 298 2302
Email
info@transnamib.com.na
Website
transnamib.com.na
Train from Windhoek to Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
transnamib.com.na
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
Bus from Johannesburg to Upington
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Upington to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$14
Flexi
$16
Full Flexi
$19
Bus from Livingstone to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Gaborone to Walvis Bay is 1456 km. It takes approximately 21 h 22 min to drive from Gaborone to Walvis Bay.

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Westair, Air Botswana, South African Airways and Airlink offer flights from Gaborone Airport to Walvis Bay Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Walvis Bay. 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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