There are 4 ways to get from Windhoek to Gaborone by plane, bus, train 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  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Windhoek (WDH) to Gaborone (GBE) WDH - GBE

$140 - $380

Cheapest option

Bus  •  30 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Windhoek to Upington
  2. Take the bus from Upington to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$80 - $127

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  45 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
  4. Take the train from Francistown to Gaborone

Drive  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Windhoek to Gaborone 687.5 miles

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Windhoek to Gaborone. However, there are services departing from Windhoek and arriving at Gaborone via Upington and Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 40 min.

More details

The distance between Windhoek and Gaborone is 929 km. The road distance is 1100 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Windhoek to Gaborone without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 40 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to get from Windhoek to Gaborone, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Windhoek to Gaborone is to fly which takes 2 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 30 h 40 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Windhoek Airport to Gaborone Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

Search flights

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Windhoek to Gaborone is 1100 km. It takes approximately 14 h 49 min to drive from Windhoek to Gaborone.

Get driving directions

Air Namibia, South African Airways and Airlink offer flights from Windhoek Airport to Gaborone Airport.

Search flights

Map of how to get from Windhoek to Gaborone.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 580.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 12 min

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

Air Namibia, South African Airways and Airlink fly from Windhoek to Gaborone once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windhoek to Gaborone via Upington and Johannesburg in around 30 h 40 min.

Airlines
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Windhoek to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
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
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
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Upington
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Upington to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23
Bus from Windhoek to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Italy Travel Guides, Italian Lakes: Getting around by train and Train travel in France: A guide to SNCF - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 139+ hotels available in Gaborone. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

More details

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

More details