There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg to Pongola by bus, car or plane

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

Bus, drive  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Piet Retief
  2. Drive from Piet Retief to Pongola

$28 - $38

5 alternative options

Bus, drive via Paulpietersburg  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Paulpietersburg
  2. Drive from Paulpietersburg to Pongola

$29 - $41

Drive  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Pongola 282.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Richards Bay, drive  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Richards Bay (RCB) JNB - RCB
  2. Drive from Richards Bay to Pongola

$123 - $259

Fly to Nelspruit, drive  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Nelspruit (MQP) JNB - MQP
  2. Drive from Nelspruit to Pongola

$138 - $339

Fly to Maputo, drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Maputo (MPM) JNB - MPM
  2. Drive from Maputo to Pongola

$114 - $224

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

There is no direct connection from Johannesburg to Pongola. However, you can take the bus to Piet Retief then take the drive to Pongola. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Paulpietersburg then take the drive to Pongola.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $210
Flights from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Piet Retief
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Paulpietersburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Travelling around the UAE, South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan and How do I buy a London Underground ticket? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg and Pongola is 378 km. The road distance is 453 km.

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Pongola is to bus and drive which costs R 350 - R 500 and takes 6 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Pongola is to drive which takes 5 h 46 min and costs R 550 - R 850.

It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Johannesburg to Pongola, including transfers.