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

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Fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Walvis Bay (WVB) JNB - WVB

$146 - $1,117

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Bus  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Upington
  2. Take the bus from Upington to Windhoek
  3. Take the bus from Windhoek to Walvis Bay

$80 - $147

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Drive  •  25 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay 1081.4 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay is to bus which costs R 1 100 - R 2 200 and takes 31 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay is to fly which costs R 2 100 - R 17 000 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Walvis Bay via Upington and Windhoek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 5 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Walvis Bay is 1415 km. The road distance is 1730.2 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 5 min and costs R 1 100 - R 2 200.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Walvis Bay bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay is to fly which takes 5 h 7 min and costs R 2 100 - R 17 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 1 100 - R 2 200 and takes 31 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Walvis Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Johannesburg to Walvis Bay bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Walvis Bay station.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay.
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  • Distance: 884.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Walvis Bay, Namibia?

Westair, South African Airways and Air Namibia fly from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay via Upington and Windhoek in around 31 h 5 min.

Airlines
Westair
Website
westair.com.na
Flights from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,100
Flights from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay via Windhoek
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $2,100
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,700
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Upington
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Upington to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$14
Flexi
$16
Full Flexi
$19

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Walvis Bay is 1730 km. It takes approximately 25 h 16 min to drive from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay.

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South African Airways, Westair and Air Namibia offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Walvis Bay Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Walvis Bay. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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