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There are 2 ways to get from Geneva to Mmabatho by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly from Geneva, bus, drive  •  20h 42m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Gaborone (GBE) GVA - GBE
  2. Take the bus from Gaborone to Lobatse
  3. Drive from Lobatse to Mmabatho

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Train to Zurich, fly, bus, drive  •  22h 30m

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Gaborone (GBE) ZRH - GBE
  3. Take the bus from Gaborone to Lobatse
  4. Drive from Lobatse to Mmabatho
Switzerland → South Africa
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International entry into South Africa from Switzerland

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into South Africa from Switzerland

  • There are no current restrictions
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in South Africa

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into South Africa is currently allowed from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mmabatho is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mmabatho is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Mmabatho is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 029 999.

No, returning to Switzerland from South Africa is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: COVID-19 South African Online Portal.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Geneva to Mmabatho is to fly and bus and drive, which costs SFr 500 - SFr 1500 and takes 20h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Mmabatho is to fly and bus and drive which costs SFr 500 - SFr 1500 and takes 20h 42m.

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The distance between Geneva and Mmabatho is 8249 km.

It takes approximately 20h 42m to get from Geneva to Mmabatho, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Gaborone Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 20m and has one stopover.

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Lufthansa and Ethiopian Airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Gaborone Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Mmabatho. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 40.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Mmabatho.
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  • Distance: 8249.4 km
  • Duration: 20h 42m

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Mmabatho, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Geneva to Mmabatho. However, you can take the train to Genève-Aéroport, take the walk to Geneva airport, fly to Gaborone, take the drive to Gaborone, take the bus to Lobatse, then take the drive to Mmabatho. Alternatively, you can take the train to Zürich Flughafen, take the walk to Zurich airport, fly to Gaborone, take the drive to Gaborone, take the bus to Lobatse, then take the drive to Mmabatho.

Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Gaborone via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 25 000
Flights from Geneva to Gaborone via Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 26 000
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via Frankfurt, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
17h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 9 500 - R 27 000
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via Vienna, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 9 500 - R 27 000
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via Geneva, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R 9 500 - R 27 000
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 9 500 - R 35 000
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via Frankfurt, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 36 000
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via London Heathrow, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 44 000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via Frankfurt, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 36 000
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via Doha, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
21h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 10 000 - R 40 000
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Zurich to Gaborone via London Heathrow, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R 11 000 - R 44 000
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 1 500 - R 2 700
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Lobatse
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R 29 - R 34
Schedules at
seabelo.bw

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