Directions from Johannesburg to Francistown

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Recommended option

Fly from Johannesburg  •  4 h 23 min

  1. JNB - FRW

$228 - $329

Cheapest option

Bus, train Botswana Railways  •  12 h 25 min

$24

4 alternative options

Bus to Gaborone, fly  •  7 h 3 min

  1. GBE - FRW

$165 - $335

Bus  •  10 h 25 min

$25 - $27

Bus InterCape, train  •  20 h 45 min

Drive  •  9 h 3 min

  1. 454.3 miles

$70 - $110

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Francistown, Botswana?

Air Botswana flies from Johannesburg to Francistown 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Johannesburg to Francistown via Gaborone in around 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Johannesburg to Francistown
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Flights from Johannesburg to Francistown via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $360
Flights from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
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
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
seabelo.bw

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg and Francistown is 562 km. The road distance is 727 km.

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Francistown is to bus and train which costs R 307 and takes 12 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Francistown is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs R 2 900 - R 4 200.

No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Francistown. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Francistown via Gaborone. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Johannesburg to Francistown, including transfers.