There are 4 ways to get from Johannesburg to Soweto by bus, taxi, car or towncar
Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.
Bus • 26 min
3 alternative options
Taxi • 20 min
$19 - $24
Drive • 20 min
$2 - $4
Uber • 20 min
$13 - $17
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Soweto is to bus which costs R 15 and takes 26 min.
The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Soweto is to taxi which costs R 280 - R 340 and takes 20 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Library Gardens and arriving at Thokoza. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 min.
The distance between Johannesburg and Soweto is 20 km. The road distance is 24.6 km.
The best way to get from Johannesburg to Soweto without a car is to bus which takes 26 min and costs R 15.
The bus from Library Gardens to Thokoza takes 26 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.
Johannesburg to Soweto bus services, operated by Rea Vaya, depart from Library Gardens station.
Johannesburg to Soweto bus services, operated by Rea Vaya, arrive at Thokoza station.
Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Soweto is 25 km. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Johannesburg to Soweto.
There are 392+ hotels available in Soweto. Prices start at $36 USD per night.
What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Soweto, South Africa?
Rea Vaya operates a bus from Johannesburg to Soweto every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 26 min.
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