How to get from Harare to Francistown

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Recommended option

Fly to Francistown  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Francistown (FRW) HRE - FRW

$291 - $974

3 alternative options

Fly to Bulawayo, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Bulawayo (BUQ) HRE - BUQ
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Train  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Harare to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Drive  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Harare to Francistown 396.4 miles

What companies run services between Harare, Zimbabwe and Francistown, Botswana?

British Airways, Air Botswana and two other airlines fly from Harare to Francistown 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Harare to Francistown via Bulawayo in around 17 h 55 min.

Airlines
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Harare to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Harare to Francistown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Harare to Francistown via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Harare and Francistown is 526 km. The road distance is 634 km.

The cheapest way to get from Harare to Francistown is to fly which costs $290 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Harare to Francistown is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $290 - $1,000.

No, there is no direct train from Harare to Francistown. However, there are services departing from Harare and arriving at Francistown via Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Harare to Francistown, including transfers.