There are 9 ways to get from Johannesburg to Knysna by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to George, bus  •  5 h 37 min

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

Cheapest option

Bus via George  •  18 h 24 min

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

$44 - $66

7 alternative options

Fly to Plettenberg Bay  •  5 h 39 min

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

$164 - $341

Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  8 h 17 min

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

$89 - $291

Bus InterCape  •  18 h 13 min

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

$47 - $77

Train, drive  •  21 h

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

$208 - $238

Bus Citiliner  •  20 h 40 min

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

Train, bus  •  22 h 39 min

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

$205 - $235

Drive  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Knysna 776.6 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Knysna is to bus which costs R 600 - R 900 and takes 18 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Knysna is to fly which takes 5 h 39 min and costs R 2 200 - R 4 700.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Knysna is 994 km. The road distance is 1242 km.

Get driving directions

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

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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 18 h 13 min.

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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 George in around 18 h 13 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via East London
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $390
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $200
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$179
November - April
$194
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from George to Knysna
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Knysna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
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
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from George to Knysna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from George to Knysna
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Beaufort West to George
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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