Getting Around

Public transport within Gaborone is somewhat limited. Licensed taxis are identified by their number plates, which have a blue background. These are usually shared and carry up to five passengers. Minibus taxis are also available and usually travel a specific route, and pass through the station or mall. These are easily hailed and passengers usually tell the driver to stop when they want to get off. Taxi apps Taksi and Call Kolloi operate in the city, and there are train services between Gaborone and Francistown, and Gaborone and Lobatse. Four-wheel drive vehicles are a popular choice for exploring areas outside of the city and Gaborone has several reputable car rental agencies. Gaborone's roads are tarred and usually in good condition, but drivers have to be on the look out for stray animals.


Gaborone International Airport

The airport is located nine miles (15km) north of Gaborone.

Gaborone International Airport (GBE)


The airport is located nine miles (15km) north of Gaborone.

Getting to the city

Hotel minibuses and taxis provide transport to the city centre.


GMT +2.

Car rental

Avis, Hertz, and Europcar are represented at the airport.


There is one terminal building that offers a Barclays Bank bureaux de change, bar and restaurant, and duty-free shop for flights outside of the Common Customs Union (South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini).

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