There are 8 ways to get from Zambia to Botswana 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 Lusaka to Gaborone  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Gaborone (GBE) LUN - GBE

$231 - $587

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  22 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown
  2. Take the train from Francistown to Gaborone

$32

6 alternative options

Fly Ndola to Gaborone  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Ndola (NLA) to Gaborone (GBE) NLA - GBE

$211 - $762

Fly Ndola to Maun  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Ndola (NLA) to Maun (MUB) NLA - MUB

$291 - $1,012

Fly Lusaka to Maun  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Maun (MUB) LUN - MUB

$341 - $1,137

Bus via Francistown  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Francistown
  2. Take the bus from Francistown to Gaborone

$33 - $35

Bus Juldan Motors  •  26 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone

$68

Drive  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Gaborone 892.5 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zambia to Botswana is to bus and train which costs $33 and takes 22 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zambia to Botswana is to fly which costs $230 - $600 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Zambia and Botswana is 1011 km. The road distance is 1428 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Zambia to Botswana, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zambia to Botswana. However, there are services departing from Lusaka and arriving at Gaborone via Francistown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Zambia to Botswana.
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  • Distance: 631.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Zambia and Botswana?

South African Airways, Rwandair Express and two other airlines fly from Lusaka to Mogoditshane 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lusaka to Gaborone via Francistown in around 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lusaka to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Ndola to Gaborone via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Ndola to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ndola to Maun via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Ndola to Maun via Lusaka, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Lusaka to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Ndola to Maun via Johannesburg, Gaborone
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ndola to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Lusaka to Maun via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Lusaka to Gaborone via Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Bus operators
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
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Seabelo Group
Phone
+267 395 7078
Email
kenneth@seabelo.bw
Website
seabelo.bw
Bus from Francistown to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
seabelo.bw
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
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

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