Travel to Botswana
Flying to Botswana
Air Botswana (www.airbotswana.co.bw), flies into Gaborone from Harare (Zimbabwe), Cape Town (South Africa) and Lusaka (Zambia). The quickest route from the UK is to fly to Johannesburg with South African Airways (www.flysaa.com) or Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com) and catch a connecting flight from there. South African Airways also runs direct flights to Johannesburg from the USA.
Gaborone Sir Seretse Khama International AirportCode
The airport is 15km (9 miles) northwest of Gaborone.TelephoneAddress
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From London - 14 hours (including stopover); New York - 19 hours (including stopover).
Travelling to Botswana by Rail
Botswana Railways (www.botswanarailways.co.bw) offers an overnight Francistown-Gaborone-Lobatse service that has first class sleepers, business class seats, standard class seats and a buffet car. Departures take place daily, and tickets can be bought from the website. National Railways of Zimbabwe (www.nrz.co.zw) used to operate a weekly service between Botswana and Zimbabwe (Francistown-Bulawayo; journey time - 5 hours 30 minutes but this was suspended in 2016.
Driving to Botswana
Getting to Botswana by boat
A car ferry operates across the Zambezi River to Zambia.