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There are 4 ways to get from Johannesburg to Soweto by bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  26 min

  1. Take the bus from Library Gardens to Thokoza T1 / ...

$1

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Johannesburg to Soweto 15.4 miles

$19 - $24

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Soweto 15.4 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  20 min

  1. Take an Uber from Johannesburg to Soweto 15.4 miles

$13 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Soweto is to bus which costs R 15 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Soweto is to taxi which costs R 280 - R 340 and takes 20 min.

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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.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Soweto is 20 km. The road distance is 24.6 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Soweto without a car is to bus which takes 26 min and costs R 15.

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The bus from Library Gardens to Thokoza takes 26 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Johannesburg to Soweto bus services, operated by Rea Vaya, depart from Library Gardens station.

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Johannesburg to Soweto bus services, operated by Rea Vaya, arrive at Thokoza station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Soweto is 25 km. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Johannesburg to Soweto.

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There are 392+ hotels available in Soweto. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 12.4 miles
  • Duration: 26 min

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.

Bus operators
Rea Vaya
Phone
0860 562 874
Email
PalesaRA@joburg.org.za
Website
reavaya.org.za
Bus from Library Gardens to Thokoza
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
reavaya.org.za
Other operators
Uber Johannesburg and Pretoria
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Johannesburg to Soweto
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Signup at
uber.com
UberBLACK
$23 - $30
Van
$29 - $40
Assist
$13 - $17
UberX
$13 - $17
Taxi from Johannesburg to Soweto
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Sandton Taxi Cabs
Phone
+27 11 039 4402
Website
sandtontaxicabs.co.za
Cabs for Women
Phone
+27 83 255 0933
Website
cabsforwomen.co.za
SA Cabs
Phone
+27 44 382 0444
Website
sacab.co.za

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