There are 5 ways to get from Johannesburg to Karoo by plane, bus or train

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Fly from Johannesburg, travel  •  6h 18m

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

4 alternative options

Fly from Lanseria, travel  •  7h 56m

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

Bus, travel via Beaufort West  •  14h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Beaufort West Cjkc0632
  2. Travel from Beaufort West to Karoo

Bus, travel  •  16h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to De Rust Gjbm1539
  2. Travel from De Rust to Karoo

Train, travel  •  18h 18m

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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg and Karoo is 899 km.

The best way to get from Johannesburg to Karoo without a car is to bus and travel via Beaufort West which takes 14h 27m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 18m 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 1h 50m.

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Mango, Safair and Comair 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: 899.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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 travel 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 travel to Karoo.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 900 - R 3 600
Flights from Lanseria to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 2 300 - R 6 500
Flights from Lanseria to George via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 200 - R 5 500
Flights from Lanseria to George via Durban, Capetown
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 300 - R 5 500
Flights from Lanseria to George via Durban
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 5 500 - R 21 000
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 900 - R 3 000
Flights from Lanseria to George via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 3 300 - R 7 000
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 650 - R 3 100
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 900 - R 3 600
Flights from Lanseria to George via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 200 - R 5 500
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 2 400 - R 2 700
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
R 2 417
November - April
R 2 610
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 500 - R 750
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
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