There are 6 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

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA, travel  •  9 h 54 min

Car train, bus, travel  •  11 h 52 min

Fly to Pietermaritzburg, travel  •  4 h 53 min

  1. JNB - PZB

Fly to Maseru, travel  •  5 h 53 min

  1. JNB - MSU

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 Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$17 - $23
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
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Ladysmith to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ladysmith to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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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.