There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg to Ladysmith by bus, car train, car or plane

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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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith

$18 - $26

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Car train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Ladysmith

$8 - $23

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Ladysmith 226.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg, bus  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) JNB - PZB
  2. Take the bus from Pietermartizburg to Ladysmith

$115 - $307

Fly Johannesburg to Durban, bus  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Durban (DUR) JNB - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Ladysmith

$96 - $241

Fly Lanseria to Durban, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Ladysmith

$111 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Ladysmith is to bus which costs R 250 - R 360 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Ladysmith is to drive which takes 4 h 6 min and costs R 480 - R 700.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Ladysmith is 312 km. The road distance is 363 km.

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The bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith takes 4 h 55 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Ladysmith. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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

Citiliner operates a bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min. Greyhound ZA also services this route once daily.

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 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
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
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$15 - $21
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
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 Johannesburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietermartizburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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