There are 6 ways to get from Namibia to Botswana by plane, car, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Windhoek to Gaborone  •  2 h 14 min

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

$140 - $380

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 h 40 min

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

$79 - $127

4 alternative options

Drive to Kasane, fly to Gaborone  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Katima Mulilo to Kasane
  2. Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Gaborone (GBE) BBK - GBE

$120 - $350

Drive to Kasane, fly to Maun  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Katima Mulilo to Kasane
  2. Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Maun (MUB) BBK - MUB

$100 - $550

Bus, train  •  45 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Windhoek to Livingstone
  2. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown
  4. Take the train from Francistown to Gaborone

Drive  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Windhoek to Gaborone 687.5 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Namibia to Botswana is to bus which costs $75 - $130 and takes 30 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Namibia to Botswana is to fly which costs $140 - $380 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Namibia and Botswana is 743 km. The road distance is 1100 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Namibia to Botswana, including transfers.

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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 30 h 40 min.

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The best way to get from Namibia to Botswana without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 40 min and costs $75 - $130.

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Map of how to get from Namibia to Botswana.
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  • Distance: 464.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 14 min

What companies run services between Namibia and Botswana?

Air Namibia flies from Windhoek to Mogoditshane 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windhoek to Gaborone via Upington and Johannesburg in around 30 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Kasane to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Flights from Kasane to Gaborone via Maun
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Flights from Kasane to Maun
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$15
2nd Class Sleeper
$12
Train from Bulawayo to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
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
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Upington to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23
Bus from Windhoek to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw

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