There are 5 ways to get from Johannesburg to Drakensberg by bus, car train 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 Citiliner, travel  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Estcourt
  2. Travel from Estcourt to Drakensberg

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA, travel  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Escourt
  2. Travel from Escourt to Drakensberg

Car train, travel  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Estcourt
  2. Travel from Estcourt to Drakensberg

Fly to Pietermaritzburg, travel  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) JNB - PZB
  2. Travel from Pietermaritzburg to Drakensberg

Fly to Maseru, travel  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Maseru (MSU) JNB - MSU
  2. Travel from Maseru to Drakensberg

Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg and Drakensberg is 384 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Johannesburg to Drakensberg, including transfers.

More details

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

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Drakensberg.
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  • Distance: 239.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Drakensberg, Lesotho?

There is no direct connection from Johannesburg to Drakensberg. However, you can take the bus to Estcourt then take the travel to Drakensberg. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Escourt then take the travel to Drakensberg.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Johannesburg to Maseru
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$16 - $22
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Escourt
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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