There are 10 ways to get from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay by plane, bus, 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 Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay  •  4 h 20 min

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

$153 - $327

Cheapest option

Bus InterCape  •  18 h 43 min

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

$45 - $73

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Fly Johannesburg 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

$87 - $306

Fly Lanseria to George, bus  •  6 h 12 min

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

$147 - $415

Fly Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  7 h 49 min

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

$87 - $287

Bus via George  •  18 h 54 min

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

$46 - $62

Bus via Port Elizabeth  •  19 h 50 min

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

Train, drive  •  21 h 29 min

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

$197 - $230

Train, bus  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
  2. Take the bus from Beaufort West to Oudtshoorn
  3. Take the bus from George to Knysna

Drive  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay 713.6 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is to bus which costs R 650 - R 900 and takes 18 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay is to fly which costs R 2 200 - R 4 800 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Plettenberg Bay is 981 km. The road distance is 1141.8 km.

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

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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.

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Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Johannesburg station.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Plettenberg Bay.
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  • Distance: 613.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Lanseria to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Lanseria to George
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $380
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
3 h 15 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
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$167
November - April
$181
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
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to George
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Beaufort West to Oudtshoorn
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.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
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from George to Knysna
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
bazbus.com

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