There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa by plane, bus, car 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Phalaborwa  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Phalaborwa (PHW) JNB - PHW

$148 - $409

Cheapest option

Car train, bus  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
  2. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Phalaborwa

$24 - $35

4 alternative options

Fly to Hoedspruit, bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hoedspruit (HDS) JNB - HDS
  2. Take the bus from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa

$168 - $684

Bus TransLux Express  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bertrams to Nelspruit
  2. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Phalaborwa

$31 - $38

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa

$29 - $45

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa 311.5 miles

$45 - $70

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

South African Airways flies from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa via Nelspruit in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$16 - $22
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Bertrams to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg and Phalaborwa is 401 km. The road distance is 498 km.

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa is to car train and bus which costs R 300 - R 440 and takes 14 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa is to fly which takes 2 h 50 min and costs R 1 800 - R 5 500.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Phalaborwa. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa, including transfers.