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There are 7 ways to get from Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Makhado

$18 - $28

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Train, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Pretoria North-South
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Makhado

$24 - $35

Train, bus via Mokopane  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
  3. Take the bus from Mokopane to Makhado

$30 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt 265.9 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Polokwane, bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Polokwane (PTG) JNB - PTG
  2. Take the bus from Polokwane to Louis Trichardt

Fly to Hoedspruit, drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hoedspruit (HDS) JNB - HDS
  2. Drive from Hoedspruit to Louis Trichardt

$181 - $707

Fly to Phalaborwa, taxi  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Phalaborwa (PHW) JNB - PHW
  2. Take a taxi from Phalaborwa to Louis Trichardt

$286 - $577

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt is to bus which costs R 250 - R 390 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt is to drive which costs R 550 - R 850 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Makhado. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Louis Trichardt is 398 km. The road distance is 425.5 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs R 250 - R 390.

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The bus from Johannesburg to Makhado takes 5 h 50 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Polokwane Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Makhado station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt is 426 km. It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to drive from Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt.

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  • Distance: 249 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Louis Trichardt, South Africa?

Citiliner operates a bus from Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $28 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $700
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Makhado
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Makhado
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Mokopane to Makhado
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Louis Trichardt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Louis Trichardt
Ave. Duration
10 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Polokwane to Louis Trichardt
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Phalaborwa to Louis Trichardt
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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South African Airways offers flights from Johannesburg Airport to Polokwane Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Louis Trichardt. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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