There are 4 ways to get from Johannesburg to Polokwane by train, plane, bus 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

Train, fly  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Polokwane (PTG) JNB - PTG

$146 - $309

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Pietersburg Gjh1304 / ...

$15 - $26

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Pretoria North-South
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Polokwane

$22 - $33

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Polokwane 198.3 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Polokwane is to bus which costs R 200 - R 340 and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Polokwane is to train and fly which costs R 1 900 - R 4 100 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Polokwane is 293 km. The road distance is 317.2 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Johannesburg to Polokwane, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Pietersburg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Johannesburg to Polokwane 3 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johanessburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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