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

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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Fly  •  3 h 48 min

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

$92 - $188

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bertrams to Maputo

$22 - $40

2 alternative options

Cartrain, train  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the cartrain from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
  2. Take the train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo Line 111 / ...

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Maputo 338.8 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Maputo is to bus which costs R 300 - R 550 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Maputo is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs R 1 200 - R 2 600.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Johannesburg to Maputo, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bertrams and arriving at Maputo. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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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, TransLux Express operates a bus from Johannesburg to Maputo twice daily. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 7 h 5 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 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$18 - $24
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Bus operators
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
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
$22 - $30
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
$29 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
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
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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