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There are 7 ways to get from Johannesburg to Karoo by plane, bus, 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 to George, travel

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

Fly to Plettenberg Bay, travel

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

Fly to Port Elizabeth, travel

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ)
  2. Travel from Port Elizabeth to Karoo

Bus, travel

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

Bus, travel via Beaufort West

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

Train, travel

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

Car train, travel

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Rosmead
  2. Travel from Rosmead to Karoo
Johannesburg → Karoo
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 029 999.

Last updated: 25 Jun 2022
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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 32m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 3m 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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Mango, Comair, Airlink 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: 6h 3m

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
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 750 - R 7 500
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 000 - R 4 300
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 1 000 - R 4 300
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 8 000
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 8 000
Flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 800 - R 9 000
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 1 500 - R 4 900
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 6 000
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 6 000
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 3 900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 4 500
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 4 500
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 5 500
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 850 - R 6 500
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R 800 - R 6 500
Train operators
Premier Classe
Train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 2 416
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Rosmead
Ave. Duration
13h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 180 - R 270
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 180 - R 270
1st Class
R 320 - R 430
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
+27 86 158 9282
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
res.prasa.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
11h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 340 - R 470
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Eldo Coaches
Phone
+ (011) 852 6120
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
R 390 - R 470
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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