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There are 5 ways to get from Namibia to Botswana by plane, bus, car or shuttle

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Fly from Walvis Bay  •  18h 14m

  1. Fly from Walvis Bay (WVB) to Gaborone (GBE) WVB - GBE

$200 - $460

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Shuttle  •  15h 3m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Windhoek to Gaborone

$58

3 alternative options

Fly from Windhoek  •  7h

  1. Fly from Windhoek (WDH) to Gaborone (GBE) WDH - GBE

$190 - $220

Bus  •  32h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Windhoek to Upington
  2. Take the bus from Upington to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$74 - $148

Drive  •  14h 48m

  1. Drive from Windhoek to Gaborone 1100.1 km

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Botswana

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Botswana. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Botswana.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Botswana due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Botswana

Domestic travel is restricted within Botswana due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Botswana

International flights leaving Namibia are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Namibia

Last updated: May 12 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Namibia to Botswana is to shuttle, which costs $58 and takes 15h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Namibia to Botswana is to fly which costs $190 - $220 and takes 7h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Namibia to Botswana. However, there are services departing from Windhoek and arriving at Gaborone via Upington and Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 35m.

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The distance between Namibia and Botswana is 743 km. The road distance is 1100.1 km.

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The best way to get from Namibia to Botswana without a car is to bus which takes 32h 35m and costs $70 - $150.

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It takes approximately 18h 14m to get from Namibia to Botswana, including transfers.

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Namibia to Botswana bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Windhoek station.

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The best way to get from Namibia to Botswana is to fly which takes 18h 14m and costs $200 - $460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $150 and takes 32h 35m.

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There is no direct flight from Walvis Bay Airport to Gaborone Airport. The quickest flight takes 17h 45m and has one stopover.

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Namibia to Botswana bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, arrive at Gaborone station.

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Map of how to get from Namibia to Botswana.
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  • Distance: 742.9 km
  • Duration: 18h 14m

What companies run services between Namibia and Botswana?

Airlink and Air Botswana fly from Walvis Bay to Mogoditshane 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windhoek to Gaborone via Upington and Johannesburg in around 32h 35m.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Walvis Bay to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $460
Flights from Walvis Bay to Gaborone via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Walvis Bay to Gaborone via Capetown
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Upington
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Upington to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$30 - $65
Flexi
$26 - $60
Saver
$22 - $55
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$18
Flexi
$20
Full Flexi
$24
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Tok Tokkie Shuttle
Phone
+264-61-300-743
Website
shuttlesnamibia.com
Shuttle from Windhoek to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
shuttlesnamibia.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Namibia to Botswana is 1100 km. It takes approximately 14h 48m to drive from Namibia to Botswana.

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Air Botswana and Airlink offer flights from Walvis Bay Airport to Gaborone Airport.

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The best way to get from Namibia to Walvis Bay Airport is to drive which takes 13 min and costs .

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