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

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Recommended option

Fly to Blantyre  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Blantyre (BLZ) JNB - BLZ

$196 - $419

Cheapest option

Bus  •  33 h

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

$45 - $95

2 alternative options

Fly to Lilongwe  •  5 h 25 min

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

$197 - $440

Drive  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Blantyre 1067.5 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Malawi is to bus which costs R 700 - R 1 400 and takes 33 h.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Malawi is to fly which costs R 2 900 - R 6 500 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Blantyre. Services depart once a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 h.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Malawi is 1564 km. The road distance is 1708 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Malawi without a car is to bus which takes 33 h and costs R 700 - R 1 400.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Johannesburg to Malawi, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Malawi bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Malawi is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs R 2 900 - R 6 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 700 - R 1 400 and takes 33 h.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Malawi.
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  • Distance: 977.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

South African Airways and Malawian Airlines fly from Johannesburg to Blantyre once daily. Alternatively, InterCape operates a bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $95 and the journey takes 33 h. JR Choeu Express & Coaches also services this route once a week.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
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 Blantyre
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe via Blantyre
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Bus operators
InterCape
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$57
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za

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