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

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Bus  •  5 h 23 min

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

$28 - $40

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Bus Eldo Coaches  •  5 h 45 min

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

$13 - $18

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Bethlehem 166.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly, bus, taxi  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Maseru (MSU) JNB - MSU
  2. Take the bus from Maseru to Ficksburg
  3. Take a taxi from Ficksburg to Bethlehem

$257 - $758

Questions & Answers

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 5 h 23 min.

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

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Bethlehem without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 23 min and costs .

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

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

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Maseru Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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South African Airways offers flights from Johannesburg Airport to Maseru Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Bethlehem. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Bethlehem.
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  • Distance: 141.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Maseru
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harrismith to Bethlehem
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
3 h 10 min
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
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Maseru to Ficksburg
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Ficksburg to Bethlehem
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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