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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.

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Bus, travel via Harrismith  •  7h 47m

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

5 alternative options

Bus, travel  •  8h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Underberg 17198
  2. Travel from Underberg to Drakensberg

Travel  •  7h 56m

  1. Travel from Germiston to Drakensberg

Fly to Pietermaritzburg, travel  •  4h 56m

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

Fly to Maseru, travel  •  6h 56m

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

Fly to Margate, travel  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Margate (MGH) JNB - MGH
  2. Travel from Margate to Drakensberg

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Lesotho

Some lockdown measures have been lifted in Lesotho, starting May 6.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Lesotho

International flights leaving South Africa are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: March 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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 via Harrismith which takes 7h 47m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 47m 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: 7h 47m

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 Harrismith, take the walk to Harrismith, take the bus to Escourt, then take the travel to Drakensberg. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Underberg 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
$75 - $280
Flights from Johannesburg to Maseru
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Margate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
+ (011) 852 6120
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
bookings@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harrismith to Escourt
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Underberg
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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