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There are 7 ways to get from Johannesburg to Elim by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
  3. Take the bus from Mokopane to Elim

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Elim

$19

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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

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 Hoedspruit, drive  •  5 h 31 min

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

$179 - $702

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

$266 - $557

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

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Elim is to drive which costs R 550 - R 850 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Elim without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 34 min to get from Johannesburg to Elim, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Elim bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Polokwane Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Johannesburg to Elim bus services, operated by TransLux Express, arrive at Elim station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Elim is 427 km. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from Johannesburg to Elim.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Elim.
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  • Distance: 247 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 34 min

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 Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.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
$19
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Polokwane to Elim
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
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
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Naboomspruit to Pogietersrus
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Phalaborwa to Elim
Ave. Duration
2 h
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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

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There are 19+ hotels available in Elim. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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