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

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Fly to Francistown  •  4h 36m

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

$291 - $974

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Fly to Bulawayo, train  •  7h 48m

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

Train  •  17h 55m

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

Drive  •  8h 8m

  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 4h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Harare to Francistown is to fly which costs $290 - $1,000 and takes 4h 36m.

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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 17h 55m.

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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 17h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 36m 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 4h 36m and costs $290 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 17h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Harare Airport to Francistown Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 20m 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: 4h 36m

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

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

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Harare to Francistown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Harare to Francistown via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Harare to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Harare to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $170
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Bulawayo to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw

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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Francistown is 634 km. It takes approximately 8h 8m to drive from Harare to Francistown.

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British Airways, Air Botswana and South African Airways offer flights from Harare Airport to Francistown Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Francistown. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Harare to Harare Airport is to taxi which takes 12m and costs $20 - $25.

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