There are 4 ways to get from Harare to Francistown by plane, train or car

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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

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

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

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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.

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The distance between Harare and Francistown is 526 km. The road distance is 634.3 km.

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The best way to get from Harare to Francistown without a car is to train which takes 17 h 55 min and costs .

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

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Harare to Francistown train services, operated by NRZ, depart from Harare station.

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The best way to get from Harare to Francistown is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $290 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 17 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Harare Airport to Francistown Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Harare to Francistown train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Francistown station.

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Map of how to get from Harare to Francistown.
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  • Distance: 328.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

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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