There are 4 ways to get from Victoria Falls to Francistown by plane, car or train

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Fly from Victoria Falls  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Victoria Falls (VFA) to Francistown (FRW) VFA - FRW

$177 - $492

3 alternative options

Drive to Kasane, fly  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Victoria Falls to Kasane
  2. Fly from Kasane (BBK) to Francistown (FRW) BBK - FRW

$230 - $650

Train  •  16 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Victoria Falls to Francistown 348.8 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Victoria Falls to Francistown is to fly which costs $170 - $500 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Victoria Falls to Francistown is to fly which costs $170 - $500 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Victoria Falls to Francistown. However, there are services departing from Victoria Falls and arriving at Francistown via Bulawayo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 33 min.

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The distance between Victoria Falls and Francistown is 401 km. The road distance is 558.2 km.

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The best way to get from Victoria Falls to Francistown without a car is to train which takes 16 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Victoria Falls to Francistown, including transfers.

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Victoria Falls to Francistown train services, operated by NRZ, depart from Victoria Falls station.

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The best way to get from Victoria Falls to Francistown is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $170 - $500. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16 h 33 min.

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There is no direct flight from Victoria Falls Airport to Francistown Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Victoria Falls to Francistown train services, operated by NRZ, arrive at Francistown station.

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Map of how to get from Victoria Falls to Francistown.
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  • Distance: 250.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Francistown, Botswana?

British Airways, Air Botswana and three other airlines fly from Victoria Falls to Francistown twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Victoria Falls to Francistown via Bulawayo in around 16 h 33 min.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Victoria Falls to Francistown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Victoria Falls to Francistown via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Victoria Falls to Francistown via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Kasane to Francistown via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Kasane to Francistown via Maun, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Kasane to Francistown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Victoria Falls to Francistown is 558 km. It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to drive from Victoria Falls to Francistown.

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Ethiopian Airlines, Fastjet, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Victoria Falls 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 Victoria Falls to Victoria Falls Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs $27 - $33.

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