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There are 6 ways to get from Tanzania to Botswana by plane, train, 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  •  6 h

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

$267 - $439

Cheapest option

Fly Zanzibar to Gaborone  •  6 h 18 min

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

$185 - $416

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Fly Dar es Salaam to Maun  •  8 h 24 min

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

$437 - $1,509

Train, bus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es salaam to Tunduma
  2. Take the bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown
  4. Take the bus from Francistown to Gaborone

Train, Kafue  •  3 days 23 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es salaam to New Kapiri Mposhi
  2. Take the Kafue from Kapiri Mposhi to Livingstone
  3. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  4. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown
  5. Take the train from Francistown to Gaborone

Drive  •  45 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone 2108.7 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Tanzania to Botswana is to fly which costs $260 - $440 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tanzania to Botswana is to fly which costs $260 - $440 and takes 6 h.

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

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The best way to get from Tanzania to Botswana without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 12 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from Tanzania to Botswana, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Tanzania to Botswana is to fly which takes 6 h and costs $260 - $440. Alternatively, you can train and Kafue, which costs and takes 3 days 23 h.

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There is no direct flight from Dar es Salaam Airport to Gaborone Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Botswana is 1 h behind Tanzania. It is currently 10:57 AM in Tanzania and 9:57 AM 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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Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways offer flights from Dar es Salaam Airport to Gaborone Airport.

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Map of how to get from Tanzania to Botswana.
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  • Distance: 1377.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

What companies run services between Tanzania and Botswana?

South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Mogoditshane twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone via Dar es salaam, New Kapiri Mposhi, Kapiri Mposhi, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, and Francistown in around 3 days 23 h.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Zanzibar to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $410
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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
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
Train operators
Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority
Website
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to Tunduma
Ave. Duration
24 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Train from Dar es salaam to New Kapiri Mposhi
Ave. Duration
42 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
tazarasite.com
Ordinary
$26 - $40
Express
$30 - $50
Zambia Railways
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Kapiri Mposhi to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
26 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
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 Bulawayo to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Bus operators
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Nakonde to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
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
$24
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

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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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