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There are 11 ways to get from Johannesburg to Knysna by plane, bus, train, car 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, bus  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to George (GRJ) JNB - GRJ
  2. Take the bus from George to Knysna

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Bus InterCape  •  18h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to George
  2. Take the bus from George to Knysna

$45 - $72

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Fly Lanseria to George, bus  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to George (GRJ) HLA - GRJ
  2. Take the bus from George to Knysna

Fly Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay  •  5h 39m

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

$161 - $339

Fly Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) JNB - PLZ
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna

$86 - $288

Bus via Oudtshoorn  •  17h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Oudtshoorn
  2. Take the bus from George to Knysna

Train, drive  •  21h

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
  2. Drive from Beaufort West to Knysna

$198 - $227

Bus InterCape #2  •  22h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna

Train, bus  •  22h 14m

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
  2. Take the bus from Beaufort West to Oudtshoorn
  3. Take the bus from George to Knysna

Car train, bus  •  25h 10m

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna

Drive  •  13h 59m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Knysna 776.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Knysna is to bus which costs R 600 - R 1 100 and takes 18h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Knysna is to fly which costs R 2 300 - R 4 900 and takes 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Knysna. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Knysna via George. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 40m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Knysna is 994 km. The road distance is 1242.5 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Knysna without a car is to bus which takes 17h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Johannesburg to Knysna, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Knysna bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Knysna is to fly which takes 5h 39m and costs R 2 300 - R 4 900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17h 40m.

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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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Johannesburg to Knysna bus services, operated by Baz Bus, arrive at Knysna station.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Knysna.
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  • Distance: 621.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 37m

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

CemAir flies from Johannesburg to Knysna once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Johannesburg to Knysna via Oudtshoorn and George in around 17h 40m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Lanseria to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Lanseria to George
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
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
$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 Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from George to Knysna
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Oudtshoorn
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from George to Knysna
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Beaufort West to Oudtshoorn
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from George to Knysna
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bazbus.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Knysna is 1242 km. It takes approximately 13h 59m to drive from Johannesburg to Knysna.

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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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