There are 3 ways to get from Gauteng to Empangeni by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Richards Bay (RCB) JNB - RCB

$118 - $250

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Empangeni

$22 - $35

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Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Empangeni 362.5 miles

$55 - $85

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Empangeni. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Gauteng and Empangeni is 490 km. The road distance is 580.1 km.

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The best way to get from Gauteng to Empangeni without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Gauteng to Empangeni, including transfers.

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Gauteng to Empangeni bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The best way to get from Gauteng to Empangeni is to fly which takes 1 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Richards Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Gauteng to Empangeni bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Empangeni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gauteng to Empangeni is 580 km. It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to drive from Gauteng to Empangeni.

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South African Airways, Airlink and CemAir offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Richards Bay Airport.

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Map of how to get from Gauteng to Empangeni.
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  • Distance: 306.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

What companies run services between Gauteng, South Africa and Empangeni, South Africa?

South African Airways, Airlink and CemAir fly from Boksburg to Empangeni every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Johannesburg to Empangeni twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Empangeni
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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There are 38+ hotels available in Empangeni. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gauteng to Johannesburg Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs .

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