There are 3 ways to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka by plane, bus 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  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Lusaka (LUN) JNB - LUN

$197 - $288

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka

$56

1 alternative option

Drive  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Lusaka 1003.3 miles

$180 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka is to bus which costs R 766 and takes 20 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka is to fly which takes 4 h 56 min and costs R 2 700 - R 4 000.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Lusaka is 1201 km. The road distance is 1605 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Lusaka. Services depart once daily, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20 h 27 min.

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What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Lusaka, Zambia?

South African Airways and Rwandair Express fly from Johannesburg to Lusaka 5 times a day. Alternatively, Shalom Bus Services operates a bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka once daily, and the journey takes 20 h 27 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Bus operators
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$56
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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