There are 8 ways to get from Johannesburg to Matatiele by bus, car train, car or plane

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Bus Citiliner  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Kokstad
  2. Take the bus from Kokstad to Matatiele

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Bus Greyhound ZA  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Kokstad
  2. Take the bus from Kokstad to Matatiele

Car train, bus  •  18 h

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
  2. Take the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Kokstad
  3. Take the bus from Kokstad to Matatiele

Drive  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Matatiele 466.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Maseru, drive  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Maseru (MSU) JNB - MSU
  2. Drive from Maseru to Matatiele

Fly to Pietermaritzburg, bus  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) JNB - PZB
  2. Take the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Kokstad
  3. Take the bus from Kokstad to Matatiele

Fly to Umtata, bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Umtata (UTT) JNB - UTT
  2. Take the bus from Mthatha to Kokstad
  3. Take the bus from Kokstad to Matatiele

Fly to Margate, bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Margate (MGH) JNB - MGH
  2. Take the bus from Portshepstone to Kokstad
  3. Take the bus from Kokstad to Matatiele

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No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Matatiele. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Matatiele via Kokstad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Matatiele is 466 km. The road distance is 746.5 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Matatiele without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 25 min to get from Johannesburg to Matatiele, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Matatiele bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Maseru Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Johannesburg to Matatiele bus services, operated by Vaal Maseru, arrive at Matatiele station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Matatiele is 747 km. It takes approximately 9 h 9 min to drive from Johannesburg to Matatiele.

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

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There are five+ hotels available in Matatiele. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Matatiele.
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  • Distance: 291.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Johannesburg to Matatiele via Kokstad in around 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Maseru
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Johannesburg to Umtata
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Margate
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $390
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$19 - $26
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Umtata Shell Ultra City to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Kokstad to Matatiele
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Mthatha to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Portshepstone to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Mthatha to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com

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