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There are 6 ways to get from OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus, drive

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
  2. Take the bus from Gaborone to Lobatse
  3. Drive from Lobatse to Mmabatho

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Bus, train, drive

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
  2. Take the train from Gaborone to Lobatse
  3. Drive from Lobatse to Mmabatho

Drive

  1. Drive from OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho

Fly Johannesburg to Gaborone, bus, drive

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Gaborone (GBE)
  2. Take the bus from Gaborone to Lobatse
  3. Drive from Lobatse to Mmabatho

Fly Johannesburg Airport to Madikwe East, drive, bus

  1. Take the plane from Johannesburg Airport to Madikwe East
  2. Drive from Madikwe East to Gaborone
  3. Take the bus from Gaborone to Lobatse
  4. Drive from Lobatse to Mmabatho

Fly Johannesburg Airport to Madikwe East, drive, train

  1. Take the plane from Johannesburg Airport to Madikwe East
  2. Drive from Madikwe East to Gaborone
  3. Take the train from Gaborone to Lobatse
  4. Drive from Lobatse to Mmabatho
OR Tambo Airport → Mmabatho
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho is to bus and drive, which costs R 600 - R 1 000 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho is to drive which costs R 650 - R 1 100 and takes 4h 35m.

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The distance between OR Tambo Airport and Mmabatho is 261 km. The road distance is 305.4 km.

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It takes approximately 9h 46m to get from OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Gaborone Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho is 305 km. It takes approximately 4h 35m to drive from OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho.

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Air Botswana and Airlink offer flights from Johannesburg 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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Map of how to get from OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho.
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  • Distance: 261.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 46m

What companies run services between OR Tambo Airport, South Africa and Mmabatho, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from OR Tambo Airport to Mmabatho. However, you can take the train to Marlboro, take the train to Park, take the walk to Johannesburg, take the bus to Gaborone, take the bus to Lobatse, then take the drive to Mmabatho. Alternatively, you can take the train to Marlboro, take the train to Park, take the walk to Johannesburg, take the bus to Gaborone, take the walk to Gaborone, take the train to Lobatse, then take the drive to Mmabatho.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 900 - R 6 500
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 900 - R 5 000
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Lobatse
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Phone
267 3995900
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 197
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
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 250 - R 480
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
R 250
Flexi
R 290
Full Flexi
R 340
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 34
Schedules at
seabelo.bw
Other operators
Private Sky Charter
Phone
+27 (83) 452 2199
Email
reservations@privatesky.co.za
Website
privatesky.co.za
Plane from Johannesburg Airport to Madikwe East
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
privatesky.co.za

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