There are 4 ways to get from Johannesburg to Windhoek by train, plane, bus or car

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

Train, fly to Windhoek  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Windhoek (WDH) JNB - WDH

$117 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  25 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Upington
  2. Take the bus from Upington to Windhoek

$70 - $122

2 alternative options

Fly to Eros  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Eros (ERS) JNB - ERS

$112 - $568

Drive  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Windhoek 858.3 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Windhoek is to bus which costs R 900 - R 1 700 and takes 25 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Windhoek is to train and fly which costs R 1 500 - R 2 000 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Windhoek is 1181 km. The road distance is 1373.3 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Johannesburg to Windhoek, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Windhoek. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Windhoek via Upington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 15 min.

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

Westair and Air Namibia fly from Johannesburg to Windhoek 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Johannesburg to Windhoek via Upington in around 25 h 15 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Westair
Website
westair.com.na
Flights from Johannesburg to Eros via Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
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 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Upington to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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