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

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Fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Maputo (MPM) JNB - MPM

$91 - $187

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Bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo

$20 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Maputo 338.8 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Maputo is to bus which costs R 300 - R 550 and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Maputo is to fly which costs R 1 300 - R 2 700 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg Park and arriving at Maputo. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 40 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Maputo is 454 km. The road distance is 542 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Maputo without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 40 min and costs R 300 - R 550.

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Johannesburg to Maputo, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Maputo bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Johannesburg Park station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Maputo is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs R 1 300 - R 2 700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 300 - R 550 and takes 7 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Maputo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Johannesburg to Maputo bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Maputo station.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Maputo.
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  • Distance: 283.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique?

South African Airways, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and Turkish Airlines fly from Johannesburg to Maputo 5 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Johannesburg to Maputo twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $29 and the journey takes 7 h 40 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Bertrams to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Maputo is 542 km. It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to drive from Johannesburg to Maputo.

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Turkish Airlines, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and South African Airways offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Maputo Airport.

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