There are 9 ways to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal by plane, train, taxi, bus, car 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 Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) JNB - PZB

$103 - $285

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Durban Gjd2204,Gjd2303 / ...

$15 - $40

7 alternative options

Fly Johannesburg to Richards Bay  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Richards Bay (RCB) JNB - RCB

$117 - $246

Train to Johannesburg, fly to Durban  •  4 h 10 min

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

$54 - $180

Taxi to Lanseria, fly to Durban  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Sandton to Lanseria
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR

$73 - $165

Fly Johannesburg to Margate  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Margate (MGH) JNB - MGH

$125 - $276

Train  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg to Durban

$103

Car train  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Durban

$16 - $22

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Durban 356 miles

$55 - $80

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa?

South African Airways flies from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg 4 times a day. Alternatively, Eldo Coaches operates a bus from Johannesburg to Durban every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 7 h 17 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $210
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$103
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$15 - $22
1st Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Sandton to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
SA Cabs
Phone
+27 44 382 0444
Website
sacab.co.za
Sandton Taxi Cabs
Phone
+27 11 039 4402
Website
sandtontaxicabs.co.za
Cabs for Women
Phone
+27 83 255 0933
Website
cabsforwomen.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal?

The distance between Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal is 380 km. The road distance is 570 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal?

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal is to car train which costs R 190 - R 270 and takes 14 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal?

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal is to fly which takes 2 h 44 min and costs R 1 200 - R 3 500.

Is there a direct train between Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Durban. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

Is there a direct bus between Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Durban. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal?

It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal, including transfers.