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

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Fly Johannesburg to George, travel  •  5h 56m

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

6 alternative options

Fly Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay, travel  •  6h 29m

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

Fly Lanseria to George, travel  •  8h 6m

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

Bus, travel  •  13h 30m

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

Bus, travel via Beaufort West  •  13h 32m

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

Car train, travel  •  19h 19m

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

Train, travel  •  21h 38m

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

Johannesburg → Karoo
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Karoo is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Karoo is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Karoo is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 2 May 2021
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It is approximately 899 km to get from Johannesburg to Karoo.

The best way to get from Johannesburg to Karoo without a car is to bus and travel which takes 13h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 56m 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 55m.

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Airlink, Comair, CemAir 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: 899.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 56m

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 train to Marlboro, take the train to OR Tambo Airport, take the walk to Johannesburg airport, fly to Plettenberg Bay, then take the travel to Karoo.

Airlines
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 390 - R 7 500
Flights from Lanseria to George via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
R 2 200 - R 3 400
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 900 - R 2 500
Flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 1 400 - R 3 100
Flights from Lanseria to George via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 800 - R 6 500
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 1 400 - R 7 500
Flights from Lanseria to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 900 - R 4 000
Flights from Lanseria to George via Durban, Capetown
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 2 300 - R 3 500
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 650 - R 7 500
Flights from Lanseria to George via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 900 - R 4 800
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 410 - R 6 500
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
17h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 230 - R 340
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 230 - R 340
1st Class
R 400 - R 550
Train from Johannesburg Park to Springfontein
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R 140 - R 210
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 140 - R 210
1st Class
R 250 - R 340
Train from Springfontein to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 130 - R 200
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 130 - R 200
1st Class
R 240 - R 320
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
11h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R 280 - R 300
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Normal
R 280 - R 300
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
11h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 340 - R 470
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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