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There are 3 ways to get from Johannesburg to Kathu by plane, car or car train

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Fly  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Sishen (SIS) JNB - SIS

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Car train, drive  •  8h 20m

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg Park to Vereeniging
  2. Drive from Vereeniging to Kathu

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Drive  •  7h 54m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Kathu 573 km

Johannesburg (JNB) to Sishen (SIS) flights

The flight time between Johannesburg (JNB) and Sishen (SIS) is around 1h 25m and covers a distance of around 545 km. Services are operated by Airlink and CemAir. Typically 15 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

15 Weekly Planes
1h 25m Average Duration
R 1 161 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Kathu is to drive which costs R 850 - R 1 300 and takes 7h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Kathu is to fly which costs R 1 400 - R 3 800 and takes 3h 7m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Kathu is 522 km. The road distance is 573 km.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Johannesburg to Kathu, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Sishen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Kathu is 573 km. It takes approximately 7h 54m to drive from Johannesburg to Kathu.

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Airlink and CemAir offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Sishen Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Kathu. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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  • Distance: 522 km
  • Duration: 3h 7m

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

Airlink and CemAir fly from Johannesburg to Kathu twice daily.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Sishen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 1 200 - R 3 200
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Sishen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 3 300
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Car train from Johannesburg Park to Vereeniging
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 45 - R 65
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 45 - R 65
1st Class
R 80 - R 110

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