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

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Bus, train via Bulawayo  •  19 h 50 min

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

Cheapest option

Fly to Harare, train  •  12 h 21 min

  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  •  21 h 18 min

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

Drive  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Gweru 582.7 miles

$90 - $130

Fly to Bulawayo, train  •  9 h 42 min

  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 10 h 59 min.

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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 10 h 59 min.

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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 19 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 19 h 50 min 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 1 h 15 min.

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

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

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

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 21 h 18 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
flyafrica
Flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Masvingo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Mpopoma to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Gweru
Ave. Duration
7 h
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
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Masvingo
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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