There are 5 ways to get from East London to Knysna by bus, car or plane

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

Bus TransLux Express  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from East London to Knysna

$25 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from East London to Peddie
  2. Take the bus from Peddie to Knysna

$39 - $57

Drive  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Drive from East London to Knysna 355.4 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to George, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from East London (ELS) to George (GRJ) ELS - GRJ
  2. Take the bus from George to Knysna

Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from East London (ELS) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) ELS - PLZ
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna

$136 - $469

What companies run services between East London, South Africa and Knysna, South Africa?

TransLux Express operates a bus from East London to Knysna twice daily, and the journey takes 8 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from East London to George via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from East London to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from East London to George via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from East London to George via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from East London to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from East London to George via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from East London to George via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from East London to Knysna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from George to Knysna
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from East London to Knysna
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from East London to Knysna
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from East London to Peddie
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Peddie to Knysna
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from East London to Knysna?

The distance between East London and Knysna is 465 km. The road distance is 569 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from East London to Knysna?

The cheapest way to get from East London to Knysna is to bus which costs R 310 - R 480 and takes 8 h 20 min.

What is the fastest way to get from East London to Knysna?

The quickest way to get from East London to Knysna is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 10 min and costs R 1 600 - R 6 000.

Is there a direct bus between East London and Knysna?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from East London and arriving at Knysna. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

How long does it take to get from East London to Knysna?

The bus from East London to Knysna takes 8 h 20 min including transfers and departs four times a day.