There are 7 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 to Francistown  •  4 h 46 min

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

$170 - $450

Cheapest option

Fly 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

5 alternative options

Fly 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

Bus, train via Livingstone  •  39 h 53 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  •  40 h 31 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

Bus  •  43 h 34 min

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

Drive  •  16 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Windhoek to Francistown 809.1 miles

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

Air Namibia, Air Botswana and two other airlines fly from Windhoek to Francistown twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windhoek to Francistown via Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, and Lusaka in around 43 h 34 min.

Airlines
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
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
8 h 55 min
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
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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, 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
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
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
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Victoria Falls to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.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
$26
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Windhoek to Francistown?

The distance between Windhoek and Francistown is 1087 km. The road distance is 1295 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Windhoek to Francistown?

The cheapest way to get from Windhoek to Francistown is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $390 and takes 8 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Windhoek to Francistown?

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

How long does it take to get from Windhoek to Francistown?

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