There are 5 ways to get from Johannesburg to Malelane by bus, car train, car, plane, taxi or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Malelane

$18 - $25

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Car train  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Malelane

$8 - $13

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Malelane 250.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly to Skukuza, taxi  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Skukuza (SZK) JNB - SZK
  2. Take a taxi from Skukuza to Malelane

$221 - $427

Train, fly to Nelspruit, bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Nelspruit (MQP) JNB - MQP
  3. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Malelane

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Malelane is to car train which costs R 120 - R 190 and takes 11 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Malelane is to drive which costs R 550 - R 850 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Malelane is 356 km. The road distance is 400.3 km.

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

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

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The nearest airport to Malelane is Nelspruit (MQP) Airport which is 43 km away. Other nearby airports include Skukuza (SZK) (59.7 km), Londolozi (LDZ) (77.2 km), Sabi Sand Reserve (ASS) (83.9 km) and Maputo (MPM) (117 km).

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Malelane.
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  • Distance: 222.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Johannesburg to Malelane twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $25 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. TransLux Express also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Malelane
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$15 - $21
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Malelane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Bertrams to Malelane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Nelspruit to Malelane
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Skukuza to Malelane
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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