How to Reach Soweto


  • By Car: This is the most convenient way to reach Soweto. Most of the visitors stay in Johannesburg and from there they come by car to Soweto. You can enter the city from Vilakazi Street. Just follow the signs along the road.
  • By Train: If you wish to come by train to Soweto, take the MetroRail suburban train from Johannesburg Park station bound for Naledi, Oberholzer (for northern Soweto) or Verreniging (for southern Soweto). There are many railway stations in Soweto. Hence, check first as to where you need to get down. 


  • By guided bus tour: Many people prefer to visit the city with a guided bus tour group as it becomes easy to explore Soweto. The tour takes you to every tourist attraction of the city.
  • By Bicycle: You can hire a bicycle to explore the city on your own way.
  • On Foot: Exploring Soweto on foot is the best thing you can do. This is because most of the tourist attractions are closely located. Hence, walking will be the easiest and convenient option to visit these tourist sites.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Soweto. The most preferred mode of transport in Soweto is Car.

Average distance: 22.47 km Average time: 43.75 min

  • Car 89.44%
    Driving 41.83 min Walking 0.27 min Waiting 0.14 min Overall average time for 22.26 kms 42.24 min
  • Walking 1.86%
    Walking 80 min Driving 13.33 min Overall average time for 7.33 kms 93.33 min
  • Train/Metro 0.62%
    Train 28 min Bus 20 min Walking 15 min Waiting 10 min Overall average time for 42 kms 73 min
  • Motorbike 4.97%
    Motorbike 40.63 min Walking 1.88 min Overall average time for 30.69 kms 42.5 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 0.62%
    Bus 65 min Waiting 25 min Walking 3 min Overall average time for 12.8 kms 93 min
Route Distance Time
Roodepoort to Soweto 8.68 km 8 mins
Johannesburg to Soweto 19.91 km 19 mins
Centurion to Soweto 53.24 km 53 mins
Pretoria to Soweto 64.86 km 1 hour 4 mins
Rustenburg to Soweto 89.35 km 1 hour 29 mins
Kroonstad to Soweto 154.4 km 2 hours 34 mins
Gaborone to Soweto 267.3 km 4 hours 27 mins
Nelspruit to Soweto 354.88 km 5 hours 54 mins
Harare to Soweto 884.52 km 14 hours 44 mins
Cape town to Soweto 1308.26 km 21 hours 48 mins
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