There are 9 ways to get from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay 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 Plettenberg Bay  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) JNB - PBZ

$156 - $330

Cheapest option

Car train, drive  •  21 h 49 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
  2. Drive from Beaufort West to Plettenberg Bay

$48 - $76

7 alternative options

Fly to George, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to George (GRJ) JNB - GRJ
  2. Take the bus from George to Plettenberg Bay

$92 - $312

Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) JNB - PLZ
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay

$93 - $293

Bus InterCape  •  18 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to George
  2. Take the bus from George to Plettenberg Bay

$60 - $82

Bus via George  •  19 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to George
  2. Take the bus from George to Plettenberg Bay

$52 - $71

Bus Citiliner  •  20 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay

$62 - $86

Car train, bus  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Plettenburg Bay

Drive  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay 713.6 miles

$110 - $160

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa?

CemAir flies from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay via George in around 18 h 43 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via East London
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $390
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$30 - $45
Car train from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from George to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 George
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Plettenburg Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg and Plettenberg Bay is 981 km. The road distance is 1142 km.

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is to car train and drive which costs R 600 - R 1 000 and takes 21 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is to fly which takes 4 h 20 min and costs R 2 000 - R 4 300.

No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Plettenberg Bay via George. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay, including transfers.