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

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Fly to Lilongwe  •  5 h 25 min

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

$198 - $441

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Bus  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre

$60

2 alternative options

Fly to Blantyre  •  5 h 1 min

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

$197 - $420

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 850 and takes 24 h.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Malawi is to fly which costs R 2 800 - R 6 000 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 Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 24 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 24 h and costs R 850.

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

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Johannesburg to Malawi bus services, operated by JR Choeu Express & Coaches, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Malawi is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs R 2 800 - R 6 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 850 and takes 24 h.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Lilongwe Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Johannesburg to Malawi bus services, operated by JR Choeu Express & Coaches, arrive at Blantyre station.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Malawi.
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  • Distance: 977.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

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

South African Airways flies from Johannesburg to Lilongwe once daily. Alternatively, JR Choeu Express & Coaches operates a bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre once a week. Tickets cost $60 and the journey takes 24 h. Premier BUS Services also services this route once a week.

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
Flights from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Bus operators
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
$60
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Premier BUS Services
Phone
0999 464 273
Email
premierbusez@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Blantyre
Ave. Duration
29 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Malawi is 1708 km. It takes approximately 19 h 37 min to drive from Johannesburg to Malawi.

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

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