• Our partners include:

  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber
  • Rentalcars.com

There are 4 ways to get from Johannesburg to Bethlehem by bus or car

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  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
  2. Take the bus from Harrismith to Bethlehem

$28 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
  2. Take the bus from Harrismith to Bethlehem

$13 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus Eldo Coaches #2  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
  2. Take the bus from Harrismith to Bethlehem

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Bethlehem 166.8 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Bethlehem is to bus which costs R 190 - R 260 and takes 5h 45m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Bethlehem is to drive which costs R 360 - R 550 and takes 3h 30m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Bethlehem. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Bethlehem via Harrismith. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 23m.

More details

The distance between Johannesburg and Bethlehem is 227 km. The road distance is 266.9 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Johannesburg to Bethlehem without a car is to bus which takes 5h 23m and costs R 400 - R 600.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Johannesburg to Bethlehem, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

Johannesburg to Bethlehem bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Bethlehem station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Bethlehem is 267 km. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Johannesburg to Bethlehem.

Get driving directions

There are 24+ hotels available in Bethlehem. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Bethlehem.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 141.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Bethlehem, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Johannesburg to Bethlehem via Harrismith and Harrismith in around 5h 23m.

Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harrismith to Bethlehem
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Harrismith to Bethlehem
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Southend Airport into central London, How to get from London to Edinburgh and How to get from JFK to New York City - to help you get the most out of your next trip.