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There are 5 ways to get from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park by train, plane, taxi, car or bus

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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Train, fly to Phalaborwa  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the train from Park to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Phalaborwa (PHW) JNB - PHW

$174 - $442

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Bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Bertrams to Nelspruit
  2. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Phalaborwa

$59 - $75

3 alternative options

Fly to Hoedspruit, taxi  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hoedspruit (HDS) JNB - HDS
  2. Take a taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park

$231 - $762

Fly to Skukuza, drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Skukuza (SZK) JNB - SZK
  2. Drive from Skukuza to Kruger National Park

$150 - $342

Drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park 333.4 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park is to drive which costs R 700 - R 1 100 and takes 6h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park is to train and fly which costs R 2 500 - R 6 500 and takes 4h 2m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Kruger National Park is 424 km. The road distance is 533.5 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park without a car is to bus which takes 9h 20m and costs R 850 - R 1 100.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Phalaborwa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Kruger National Park is 533 km. It takes approximately 6h 45m to drive from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park.

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South African Airways offers flights from Johannesburg Airport to Phalaborwa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park.
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  • Distance: 264.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 2m

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Kruger National Park, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park via Nelspruit and Phalaborwa in around 9h 20m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Bertrams to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Estimated price
$75 - $95

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