There are 7 ways to get from Polokwane to Francistown by bus, train, car or plane

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

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Bus Greyhound ZA, train  •  14 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Cheapest option

Fly Polokwane to Francistown  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Francistown (FRW) PTG - FRW

$189 - $330

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Bus Citiliner, train  •  21 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Gwanda
  2. Take the train from Gwanda to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Bus, train via Beit Bridge  •  21 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Musina
  2. Take the train from Beit Bridge to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Polokwane to Francistown 300.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Polokwane to Bulawayo, train  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Bulawayo (BUQ) PTG - BUQ
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Bus to Johannesburg, fly to Francistown  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Francistown (FRW) JNB - FRW

$243 - $349

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The cheapest way to get from Polokwane to Francistown is to drive which costs R 650 - R 1 000 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Polokwane to Francistown is to drive which costs R 650 - R 1 000 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The distance between Polokwane and Francistown is 365 km. The road distance is 481.3 km.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Francistown without a car is to bus and train which takes 14 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 50 min to get from Polokwane to Francistown, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Polokwane Airport to Francistown Airport. The quickest flight takes 12 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Polokwane to Francistown is 481 km. It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to drive from Polokwane to Francistown.

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Air Botswana and South African Airways offer flights from Polokwane Airport to Francistown Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Francistown. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Polokwane to Francistown.
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  • Distance: 227.9 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 50 min

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

South African Airways and Air Botswana fly from Polokwane to Francistown twice daily.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Polokwane to Francistown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Flights from Polokwane to Francistown via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $370
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
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Polokwane to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
flyafrica
Flights from Polokwane to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Train operators
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
Train from Gwanda to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Beit Bridge to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Gwanda
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Musina
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Gwanda
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
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

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