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

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Fly  •  4 h 50 min

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

$195 - $286

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Bus  •  20 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka

$52

1 alternative option

Drive  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Lusaka 1003.3 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka is to bus which costs R 765 and takes 20 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka is to fly which costs R 2 900 - R 4 300 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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

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The distance between Johannesburg and Lusaka is 1201 km. The road distance is 1605.3 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 27 min and costs R 765.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Lusaka bus services, operated by Shalom Bus Services, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka is to fly which takes 4 h 50 min and costs R 2 900 - R 4 300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 765 and takes 20 h 27 min.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Lusaka Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Johannesburg to Lusaka bus services, operated by Shalom Bus Services, arrive at Lusaka station.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Lusaka.
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  • Distance: 750.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 50 min

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

Rwandair Express and South African Airways 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 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
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
$52
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
$51
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Lusaka is 1605 km. It takes approximately 17 h 32 min to drive from Johannesburg to Lusaka.

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Rwandair Express and South African Airways offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Lusaka Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Lusaka. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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