There are 4 ways to get from Johannesburg to Ladysmith by bus, car train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith

$18 - $25

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Car train  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Ladysmith

$8 - $23

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Ladysmith 226.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, bus  •  5 h 46 min

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

$113 - $304

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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 costs R 500 - R 750 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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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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The distance between Johannesburg and Ladysmith is 312 km. The road distance is 362.6 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Ladysmith without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 55 min and costs R 250 - R 360.

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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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Johannesburg to Ladysmith bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Ladysmith.
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  • Distance: 195.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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 - $25 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
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 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $20
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 - $25
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
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 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietermartizburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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