There are 7 ways to get from Johannesburg to Port Alfred by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  6 h 19 min

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

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Fly to East London, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to East London (ELS) JNB - ELS
  2. Take the bus from East London to Port Alfred

Fly to Umtata, bus  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Umtata (UTT) JNB - UTT
  2. Take the bus from Mthatha to Port Alfred

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to East London Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from East London to Port Alfred

Bus InterCape  •  18 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Port Alfred

Train, bus  •  23 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg Park to East London
  2. Take the bus from East London to Port Alfred

Drive  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Port Alfred 655.6 miles

$100 - $150

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No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg to Port Alfred. However, there are services departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Port Alfred via East London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 24 min.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Port Alfred is 829 km. The road distance is 1049 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Port Alfred without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Johannesburg to Port Alfred, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Port Alfred bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Johannesburg to Port Alfred bus services, operated by Baz Bus, arrive at Port Alfred station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Port Alfred is 1049 km. It takes approximately 12 h 11 min to drive from Johannesburg to Port Alfred.

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CemAir, South African Airways, Mango and two other airlines offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Port Alfred. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Port Alfred.
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  • Distance: 517.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Port Alfred, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Johannesburg to Port Alfred via East London and East London in around 16 h 24 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
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
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to East London via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to East London via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to Umtata
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
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
Train from Johannesburg Park to East London
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Port Alfred
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Bus from East London to Port Alfred
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Bus from Mthatha to Port Alfred
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
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 Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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