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There are 5 ways to get from Bulawayo to Johannesburg by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  2h 29m

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Johannesburg (JNB) BUQ - JNB
  2. Take the train from Marlboro to Park

$156 - $412

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Train, bus  •  19h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge
  2. Take the bus from Beitbridge Ultra City to Pretoria
  3. Take the train from Pretoria to Park

$26 - $39

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Bus Greyhound ZA  •  13h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg

$40 - $55

Bus InterCape  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg

$30 - $50

Drive  •  11h

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Johannesburg 535.1 miles

$80 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Johannesburg is to train and bus which costs $26 - $40 and takes 19h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Johannesburg is to fly and train which costs $150 - $420 and takes 2h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bulawayo and arriving at Johannesburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Johannesburg is 675 km. The road distance is 856.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Johannesburg without a car is to bus which takes 13h 53m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Bulawayo to Johannesburg, including transfers.

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Bulawayo to Johannesburg bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Bulawayo station.

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The quickest flight from Bulawayo Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Bulawayo to Johannesburg bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Johannesburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bulawayo to Johannesburg is 856 km. It takes approximately 11h to drive from Bulawayo to Johannesburg.

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  • Distance: 422 miles
  • Duration: 2h 29m

What companies run services between Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and Johannesburg, South Africa?

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 13h 45m.

Airlines
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $450
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Marlboro to Park
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Beitbridge Ultra City to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways offer flights from Bulawayo Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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There are 1047+ hotels available in Johannesburg. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bulawayo to Bulawayo Airport is to taxi which takes 21m and costs $28 - $35.

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