There are 8 ways to get from Windhoek to Francistown 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.

Recommended option

Fly Eros to Francistown  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Eros (ERS) to Francistown (FRW) ERS - FRW

$95 - $490

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Windhoek to Livingstone
  2. Take the bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
  3. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown

$77 - $98

6 alternative options

Fly Windhoek to Francistown  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Windhoek (WDH) to Francistown (FRW) WDH - FRW

$170 - $450

Fly Windhoek to Bulawayo, train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Windhoek (WDH) to Bulawayo (BUQ) WDH - BUQ
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Fly Windhoek to Gaborone, bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Windhoek (WDH) to Gaborone (GBE) WDH - GBE
  2. Take the bus from Gaborone to Francistown

$156 - $388

Bus, train via Livingstone  •  37 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Windhoek to Livingstone
  2. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Francistown

Bus, train  •  38 h 9 min

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

Drive  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Windhoek to Francistown 809.1 miles

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Windhoek to Francistown is to bus which costs $75 - $100 and takes 44 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Windhoek to Francistown is to fly which costs $170 - $450 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between Windhoek and Francistown is 1087 km. The road distance is 1294.6 km.

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It takes approximately 10 h 4 min to get from Windhoek to Francistown, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Windhoek to Francistown. However, there are services departing from Windhoek and arriving at Francistown via Livingstone and Lusaka. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 30 min.

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Windhoek to Francistown bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Livingstone station.

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Map of how to get from Windhoek to Francistown.
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  • Distance: 679.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 4 min

What companies run services between Windhoek, Namibia and Francistown, Botswana?

Westair, Air Botswana and two other airlines fly from Windhoek to Francistown 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windhoek to Francistown via Livingstone and Lusaka in around 44 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Eros to Francistown via Walvis Bay, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Eros to Francistown via Walvis Bay, Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Eros to Francistown via Windhoek, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Eros to Francistown via Windhoek, Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Windhoek to Francistown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Windhoek to Francistown via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Windhoek to Francistown via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
flyafrica
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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 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
Bus operators
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Francistown
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
seabelo.bw
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$9 - $14
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

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