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There are 8 ways to get from Johannesburg to Karoo by plane, car, bus, taxi, train or car train

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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Fly Johannesburg to George, drive  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to George (GRJ) JNB - GRJ
  2. Drive from George to Karoo

$84 - $304

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Fly Lanseria to George, drive  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to George (GRJ) HLA - GRJ
  2. Drive from George to Karoo

$134 - $403

Fly Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay, drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) JNB - PBZ
  2. Drive from Plettenberg Bay to Karoo

$167 - $352

Bus Citiliner, taxi  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
  2. Take a taxi from Beaufort West to Karoo

$146 - $199

Bus Greyhound ZA, taxi  •  16 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to De Rust
  2. Take a taxi from De Rust to Karoo

$122 - $152

Train, taxi  •  18 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
  2. Take a taxi from Beaufort West to Karoo

$289 - $332

Car train, taxi  •  19 h 1 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
  2. Take a taxi from Beaufort West to Karoo

$136 - $187

Drive  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Karoo 660.8 miles

$100 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Karoo is to drive which costs R 1 400 - R 2 200 and takes 10 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Karoo is to fly and drive which costs R 1 200 - R 4 400 and takes 6 h 36 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Karoo is 899 km. The road distance is 1057.4 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Karoo without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 14 h 48 min and costs R 2 000 - R 2 900.

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It takes approximately 6 h 36 min to get from Johannesburg to Karoo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to George Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Karoo is 1057 km. It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to drive from Johannesburg to Karoo.

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Mango, CemAir, South African Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to George Airport.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Karoo.
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  • Distance: 562 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 36 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Karoo, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Johannesburg to Karoo. However, you can take the train to Marlboro, take the train to OR Tambo Airport, take the walk to Johannesburg airport, fly to George, then take the drive to Karoo. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Beyers Naude & Princess Street, take the taxi to Lanseria airport, fly to George, then take the drive to Karoo.

Airlines
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Lanseria to George
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Lanseria to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$169
November - April
$183
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$28 - $40
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 De Rust
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Beaufort West to Karoo
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Estimated price
$110 - $150

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