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

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Bus  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
  2. Take the bus from Gaborone to Palapye

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Bus, train  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
  2. Take the train from Gaborone to Palapye

Drive  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Palapye 353.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Gaborone, train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Gaborone (GBE) JNB - GBE
  2. Take the train from Gaborone to Palapye

Fly to Francistown, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Francistown (FRW) JNB - FRW
  2. Take the train from Francistown to Palapye

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Palapye is to drive which costs R 750 - R 1 200 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Palapye is to drive which costs R 750 - R 1 200 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Palapye is 417 km. The road distance is 565.7 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Palapye without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to get from Johannesburg to Palapye, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Gaborone Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Palapye is 566 km. It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to drive from Johannesburg to Palapye.

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Airlink, South African Airways and Air Botswana offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Gaborone Airport.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Palapye. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Palapye.
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  • Distance: 260.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 31 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Palapye, Botswana?

You can take a bus from Johannesburg to Palapye via Gaborone and Palapye in around 8 h 31 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to Francistown
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $310
Flights from Johannesburg to Francistown via Gaborone
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $360
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $280
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Palapye
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Palapye
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Palapye
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23

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