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

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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Fly Dar es Salaam to Gaborone  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Gaborone (GBE) DAR - GBE

$267 - $439

Cheapest option

Fly Zanzibar to Gaborone  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Gaborone (GBE) ZNZ - GBE

$185 - $416

4 alternative options

Fly Zanzibar to Maun  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Zanzibar (ZNZ) to Maun (MUB) ZNZ - MUB

$255 - $606

Fly Dar es Salaam to Maun  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Maun (MUB) DAR - MUB

$437 - $1,509

Train, ferry, bus  •  4 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
  3. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
  4. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown
  5. Take the bus from Francistown to Gaborone

$186 - $197

Drive  •  45 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone 2108.7 miles

$270 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tanzania to Botswana is to train and ferry and bus which costs $180 - $200 and takes 4 days 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tanzania to Botswana is to fly which costs $430 - $1,600 and takes 7 h 14 min.

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The distance between Tanzania and Botswana is 2205 km. The road distance is 3374 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to get from Tanzania to Botswana, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dar es Salaam Airport to Gaborone Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Botswana is 1 h behind Tanzania. It is currently 12:12 AM in Tanzania and 11:12 PM in Botswana.

Yes, the driving distance between Tanzania to Botswana is 3374 km. It takes approximately 45 h 58 min to drive from Tanzania to Botswana.

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Air Namibia, Air Botswana, Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways offer flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Gaborone Airport.

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The best way to get from Tanzania to Dar es Salaam Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $7 - $9.

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Map of how to get from Tanzania to Botswana.
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  • Distance: 1377.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 20 min

What companies run services between Tanzania and Botswana?

South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and five other airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Mogoditshane 5 times a day.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Flights from Zanzibar to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
Flights from Zanzibar to Gaborone via Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Zanzibar to Gaborone via Nairobi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Zanzibar to Maun via Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Zanzibar to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Zanzibar to Maun via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
22 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Zanzibar to Maun via Addis Ababa, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone via Blantyre, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone via Johannesburg, Maun
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Flights from Zanzibar to Gaborone via Johannesburg, Francistown
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$210 - $490
Flights from Zanzibar to Gaborone via Nairobi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Zanzibar to Gaborone via Addis Ababa, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Zanzibar to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Zanzibar to Maun via Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone via Addis Ababa, Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone via Johannesburg, Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
Bus operators
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Lusaka to Francistown
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Francistown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
seabelo.bw
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
37 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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