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

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Fly  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Harare (HRE) to Johannesburg (JNB) HRE - JNB

$133 - $482

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Bus  •  17 h

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Johannesburg Gjh2003 / ...

$30 - $55

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA, train  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Pretoria Gjh2003 / ...
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South

$35 - $50

Bus Citiliner, train  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South

$44 - $63

Drive  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Harare to Johannesburg 697.5 miles

$100 - $160

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Harare and arriving at Johannesburg. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h.

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The distance between Harare and Johannesburg is 981 km. The road distance is 1116 km.

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The best way to get from Harare to Johannesburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 16 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Harare to Johannesburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Harare to Johannesburg is to fly which takes 2 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h.

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The quickest flight from Harare Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Johannesburg is 1116 km. It takes approximately 12 h 5 min to drive from Harare to Johannesburg.

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British Airways, Air Zimbabwe, South African Airways and Fastjet offer flights from Harare Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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Map of how to get from Harare to Johannesburg.
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  • Distance: 613.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

Fastjet, South African Airways and two other airlines fly from Harare to Johannesburg every 2 hours. Alternatively, InterCape operates a bus from Harare to Johannesburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 17 h. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Harare to Johannesburg via Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harare to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$32
Flexi
$32
Full Flexi
$39
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johanessburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Harare to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Harare to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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The best way to get from Harare to Harare Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs .

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