Botswana by TrainTrains - Tickets - Tours
A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Botswana.
Here you will find information for Botswana about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.
Population: 2.25 million
Language: Tswana, English
Country Code: +267
Time Zone: Central Africa Time
The rail network in Botswana is operated by Botswana Railways.
Buy your train tickets for Botswana online on the official homepage of Botswana Railways.
There are no rail passes available for Botswana.
Trains in Botswana
Commuter Train operates between Lobatse and Gaborone.
- Standard class
International Trains in Botswana
Francistown – Bulawayo Passenger Service operates between Francistown and Bulawayo.
- Standard class
Night trains in Botswana
Overnight Train operates daily between Lobatse and Francistown.
- 1st Class sleeper coaches
- Business class sleeper coaches
- Standard Class sleeper coaches
The Blue Train
Check out the other special trains in Africa:
The Desert Express
Frequently Travelled Routes In Botswana
|From > To
|Gaborone to Francistown||8:35||Direct||Night Train|
|Gaborone to Lobatse||1:31||Direct||Train|
|From > To
|Gaborone to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||15:05||1||Train|
|Gaborone to Pretoria, South Africa||5:07-6:42||1||Bus/Shuttle, Train|
Main Train Stations
Good to know
Best Time To Travel To Botswana
Botswana is best traveled to anytime between May and October, the country’s dry season. This time is great for safaris due to the animals congregating around certain water sources, especially in the Okavango Delta. The dry season is also the busiest season for Botswana where visitors will see a higher price tag and will need to book safaris at least a year in advance.
To see colorful blooming flora and fauna, make a visit in the shoulder season from September to December. During the shoulder season, the birds are arriving from around the world, and then during the rainy season, there is plenty of bird watching to be done.
The rainy season offers discounted prices although you’ll need to be prepared for the extreme heat. Afternoon showers offer a reprieve from the heat and luckily won’t ruin a trip as they are often quick. Enjoy cultural, tribal events such as the Maun Festival or the Tjilenje Cultural Festival or something a bit more adventurous, June’s Toyota 1000 Desert Race.
- Dry Season: May – October
- Wet Season: December – March
- Shoulder Season: September – December
- Busy Season: July – August
Accommodation In Botswana
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Guidebooks For Botswana
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