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

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Bus, train via Bulawayo  •  19h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru

Cheapest option

Fly to Harare, train  •  12h 26m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Harare (HRE) JNB - HRE
  2. Take the train from Harare to Gweru

$142 - $492

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  21h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Masvingo
  2. Take the train from Masvingo to Gweru

Drive  •  10h 59m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Gweru 582.7 miles

$90 - $130

Fly to Bulawayo, train  •  9h 42m

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

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Gweru is to drive which costs R 1 200 - R 1 900 and takes 10h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Gweru is to drive which costs R 1 200 - R 1 900 and takes 10h 59m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Gweru is 772 km. The road distance is 932.3 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Gweru without a car is to bus and train which takes 19h 50m and costs .

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It takes approximately 19h 50m to get from Johannesburg to Gweru, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Gweru is 932 km. It takes approximately 10h 59m to drive from Johannesburg to Gweru.

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

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There are one+ hotels available in Gweru. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Gweru.
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  • Distance: 482.8 miles
  • Duration: 19h 50m

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

There is no direct connection from Johannesburg to Gweru. However, you can take the bus to Bulawayo, take the walk to Bulawayo, then take the train to Gweru. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Johannesburg to Gweru via Masvingo and Masvingo in around 21h 18m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo via Harare
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Masvingo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Mpopoma to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Gweru
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$39
Flexi
$32
Saver
$32
Bus from Johannesburg to Masvingo
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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