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There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg to Drakensberg by bus 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, travel  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Northern Drakensburg
  2. Travel from Northern Drakensburg to Drakensberg

5 alternative options

Bus, travel via Estcourt  •  8h 35m

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

Bus, travel via Estcourt #2  •  8h 38m

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

Travel  •  7h 51m

  1. Travel from Germiston to Drakensberg

Fly to Pietermaritzburg, travel  •  4h 49m

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

Fly to Maseru, travel  •  6h 49m

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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg and Drakensberg is 384 km.

The best way to get from Johannesburg to Drakensberg without a car is to bus and travel which takes 6h 23m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Johannesburg to Drakensberg, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Airlink 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: 383.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

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

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Johannesburg to Maseru
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Bus operators
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Northern Drakensburg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Harrismith to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Montrose
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Montrose to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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