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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  8 h 31 min

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

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 51 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 16 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 58 min

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

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
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
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Train operators
Botswana Railways
Phone
+267 4711375
Email
info@botrail.bw
Website
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Gaborone to Palapye
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
botswanarailways.co.bw
Train from Francistown to Palapye
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 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
$16
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
$26 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Johannesburg to Palapye?

The distance between Johannesburg and Palapye is 417 km. The road distance is 566 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Palapye?

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Palapye is to drive which costs R 650 - R 1 000 and takes 7 h 18 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Johannesburg to Palapye?

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Palapye is to drive which takes 7 h 18 min and costs R 650 - R 1 000.

How long does it take to get from Johannesburg to Palapye?

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