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

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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

$116 - $147

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Bus  •  25 h 15 min

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

$67 - $113

2 alternative options

Fly to Eros  •  6 h 1 min

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

$111 - $567

Drive  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Windhoek 858.3 miles

$130 - $200

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

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Windhoek without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 15 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Windhoek is to fly which takes 6 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Windhoek Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Windhoek is 1373 km. It takes approximately 18 h 46 min to drive from Johannesburg to Windhoek.

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British Airways, Air Namibia and South African Airways offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Windhoek Airport.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Windhoek.
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  • Distance: 738.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

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

Westair, Air Namibia and South African Airways fly from Johannesburg to Windhoek 4 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
Westair
Website
westair.com.na
Flights from Johannesburg to Eros via Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
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 - $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

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