There are 8 ways to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal by plane, train, 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

$99 - $282

Cheapest option

Car train  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Durban

$12 - $26

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Fly Johannesburg to Richards Bay  •  3 h 13 min

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

$112 - $241

Train to Johannesburg, fly to Durban  •  3 h 8 min

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

$81 - $217

Train to Lanseria, fly to Durban  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Sandton
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR

$97 - $197

Fly Johannesburg to Margate  •  3 h 28 min

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

$119 - $269

Bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Durban

$13 - $35

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Durban 356 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal is to bus which costs R 180 - R 470 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal is to fly which costs R 1 400 - R 4 000 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal is 380 km. The road distance is 569.6 km.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to KwaZulu-Natal.
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  • Distance: 237.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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 $14 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 Johannesburg to Durban via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
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
$50 - $330
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Johannesburg to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 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
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Sandton
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$22 - $30
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
$14
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
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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