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There are 8 ways to get from Windhoek to Francistown by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Windhoek to Francistown  •  4 h 46 min

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

$150 - $420

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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

$78 - $98

6 alternative options

Fly Eros to Francistown  •  10 h 4 min

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

$95 - $490

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

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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 $150 - $420 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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

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The best way to get from Windhoek to Francistown without a car is to bus which takes 44 h 30 min and costs $75 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Windhoek to Francistown, including transfers.

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Windhoek to Francistown bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Windhoek station.

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The best way to get from Windhoek to Francistown is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $150 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $100 and takes 44 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Windhoek Airport to Francistown Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Windhoek to Francistown bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, arrive at Francistown station.

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Map of how to get from Windhoek to Francistown.
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  • Distance: 679.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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

Air Namibia, Air Botswana and three other airlines fly from Windhoek to Francistown twice daily. 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 Windhoek to Francistown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Windhoek to Francistown via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Windhoek to Francistown via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Windhoek to Francistown via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Eros to Francistown via Walvis Bay, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $490
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 and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Eros to Francistown via Walvis Bay, Windhoek, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $430
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Windhoek to Bulawayo via Harare
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
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
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
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
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $12
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Windhoek to Francistown is 1295 km. It takes approximately 16 h 35 min to drive from Windhoek to Francistown.

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Mango, Air Namibia, South African Airways and Air Botswana offer flights from Windhoek Airport to Francistown Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Francistown. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Windhoek to Windhoek Airport is to drive which takes 28 min and costs .

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