Getting There in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg is an important transportation hub for South Africa as well as the whole Southern African region.

Johannesburg boasts one of Africa's few hubs for air travel, with regular connections throughout the continent. Intercontinental destinations are also well catered for with flights to Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon, Athens, Z├╝rich), Asia (Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong), North America (New York, Atlanta, Chicago), South America (Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo), the Middle East (Dubai, Tel Aviv)and Oceania (Sydney).

South Africa's (limited) rail network more or less centers in Johannesburg, providing connections to and from Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, East London, Nelspruit, Messina and Pretoria.

Long distance busses connect Johannesburg with cities all over the country as well as some cities in neighbouring countries.

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Spoornet is the national rail operator.

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Long distance busses

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Long distance bus services are provided to numerous destinations. The three main operators are state-owned Translux (, slightly more luxurious Greyhound (, and slightly cheaper Intercape Mainliner ( City to city is Translux' sister company offering no frills services to more rural destinations.

An alternative targeting the backpacker market is the Baz Bus (, which will pick up and drop off at certain hostels.

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