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

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Fly to Gaborone  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Gaborone (GBE) PTG - GBE

$44 - $270

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Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg Gjh1304 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$31 - $38

4 alternative options

Fly to Maun  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Maun (MUB) PTG - MUB

$259 - $500

Bus, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$35 - $45

Bus via Pietersburg  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$33 - $39

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Polokwane to Gaborone 355 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Polokwane to Botswana is to bus which costs R 450 - R 550 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Polokwane to Botswana is to fly which costs R 600 - R 3 900 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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

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The distance between Polokwane and Botswana is 504 km. The road distance is 568.1 km.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Botswana without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 30 min and costs R 500 - R 650.

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Polokwane to Botswana, including transfers.

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Polokwane to Botswana bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Pietersburg station.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Botswana is to fly which takes 3 h 21 min and costs R 600 - R 3 900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 450 - R 550 and takes 10 h.

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There is no direct flight from Polokwane Airport to Gaborone Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Polokwane to Botswana.
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  • Distance: 314.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

What companies run services between Polokwane, South Africa and Botswana?

South African Airways and Airlink fly from Polokwane to Mogoditshane 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Polokwane to Gaborone via Johannesburg in around 10 h.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Polokwane to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Polokwane to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Polokwane to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $490
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Johanessburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citiliner.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
$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
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Polokwane to Botswana is 568 km. It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to drive from Polokwane to Botswana.

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Airlink and South African Airways offer flights from Polokwane Airport to Gaborone Airport.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Polokwane Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs R 120 - R 150.

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