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

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Fly, bus, drive  •  17h 13m

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

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Drive  •  6 days 4h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Mmabatho 10672.1 km
Turkey → South Africa
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International entry into South Africa from Turkey

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Conditions of entry into South Africa from Turkey

  • 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 Turkey

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

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

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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 Turkey from South Africa is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Mmabatho is to fly and bus and drive which costs 9.500 ₺ - 28.000 ₺ and takes 17h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Istanbul to Mmabatho is to fly and bus and drive which takes 17h 13m and costs 9.500 ₺ - 28.000 ₺.

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The distance between Istanbul and Mmabatho is 7443 km. The road distance is 10672.1 km.

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It takes approximately 17h 13m to get from Istanbul to Mmabatho, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Airport to Gaborone Airport. The quickest flight takes 13h 55m and has one stopover.

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Mmabatho is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 5:47 PM in Istanbul and 4:47 PM in Mmabatho.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Mmabatho is 10672 km. It takes approximately 6 days 4h to drive from Istanbul to Mmabatho.

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Turkish Airlines, Airlink, Air Botswana and three other airlines offer flights from Istanbul 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 Istanbul to Istanbul Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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  • Distance: 7442.8 km
  • Duration: 17h 13m

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Mmabatho, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Istanbul to Mmabatho. However, you can take the taxi to Istanbul 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 drive to Mmabatho.

Airlines
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Istanbul to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 28 000
Flights from Istanbul to Gaborone via Doha, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 9 000 - R 35 000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul to Gaborone via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 24 000
Flights from Istanbul to Gaborone via Cairo, Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 24 000
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Istanbul to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 8 500 - R 28 000
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 33
Schedules at
seabelo.bw

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