There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg to Elim by bus, car, plane or taxi

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 via Naboomspruit  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Naboomspruit
  2. Take the bus from Naboomspruit to Pogietersrus
  3. Take the bus from Mokopane to Elim

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Elim

$22

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Elim 266.9 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Polokwane, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Polokwane (PTG) JNB - PTG
  2. Take the bus from Polokwane to Elim

Fly to Phalaborwa, taxi  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Phalaborwa (PHW) JNB - PHW
  2. Take a taxi from Phalaborwa to Elim

$289 - $590

Fly to Hoedspruit, drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hoedspruit (HDS) JNB - HDS
  2. Drive from Hoedspruit to Elim

$182 - $705

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Elim, Limpopo, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Johannesburg to Elim via Naboomspruit, Naboomspruit, Pogietersrus, and Mokopane in around 6 h 58 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Naboomspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Naboomspruit to Pogietersrus
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Mokopane to Elim
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Elim
Ave. Duration
10 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Polokwane to Elim
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Phalaborwa to Elim
Ave. Duration
2 h
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Johannesburg to Elim?

The distance between Johannesburg and Elim is 395 km. The road distance is 427 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Elim?

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Elim is to bus which costs R 260 and takes 10 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Johannesburg to Elim?

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Elim is to drive which takes 4 h 49 min and costs R 500 - R 750.

Is there a direct bus between Johannesburg and Elim?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Elim. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 33 min.

How long does it take to get from Johannesburg to Elim?

It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Johannesburg to Elim, including transfers.