There are 3 ways to get from Johannesburg to Lilongwe by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Lilongwe (LLW) JNB - LLW

$199 - $442

2 alternative options

Bus  •  25 h

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe

$1,538

Drive  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Lilongwe 1156.3 miles

$180 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Lilongwe is to fly which costs R 2 600 - R 6 000 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Lilongwe is to fly which costs R 2 600 - R 6 000 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Lilongwe is 1486 km. The road distance is 1850.1 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Johannesburg to Lilongwe, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Lilongwe. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 h.

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What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Lilongwe, Malawi?

South African Airways and Malawian Airlines fly from Johannesburg to Lilongwe twice daily. Alternatively, JR Choeu Express & Coaches operates a bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe 4 times a week. Tickets cost $1,538 and the journey takes 25 h. InterCape also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Malawian Airlines
Website
malawian-airlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe via Blantyre
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Bus operators
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lilongwe
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1,538
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
InterCape

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