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There are 3 ways to get from Johannesburg to Uganda by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Entebbe  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Entebbe (EBB) JNB - EBB

$170 - $344

2 alternative options

Fly to Kigali, bus  •  11 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Kigali (KGL) JNB - KGL
  2. Take the bus from Kigali to Mbarara

Drive  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Kampala 2597.4 miles

$400 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Uganda is to fly which costs R 2 400 - R 5 000 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Uganda is to fly which costs R 2 400 - R 5 000 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Uganda is 3116 km. The road distance is 4155.9 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Johannesburg to Uganda, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Entebbe Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 55 min.

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Uganda is 1 h ahead of Johannesburg. It is currently 5:42 AM in Johannesburg and 6:42 AM in Uganda.

Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Uganda is 4156 km. It takes approximately 2 days 12 h to drive from Johannesburg to Uganda.

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South African Airways, Rwandair Express and Kenya Airways offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Entebbe Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Uganda. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Uganda.
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  • Distance: 1947.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 56 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Uganda?

South African Airways, Kenya Airways and Rwandair Express fly from Johannesburg to Kampala 5 times a day.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Entebbe
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,000
Flights from Johannesburg to Kigali
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $490
Flights from Johannesburg to Kigali via Lusaka
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $490
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Entebbe via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $370
Flights from Johannesburg to Kigali via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Entebbe via Kigali
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $470
Flights from Johannesburg to Kigali
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $490
Flights from Johannesburg to Kigali via Lusaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $490
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Kigali to Mbarara
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
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