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

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Fly to East London, bus  •  6h 59m

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

$89 - $218

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Train  •  15h 35m

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg Park to Queenstown

$13 - $35

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Fly to Umtata, bus  •  7h 39m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Umtata (UTT) JNB - UTT
  2. Take the bus from Umtata to Engcobo
  3. Take the bus from Engcobo to Queenstown

Fly to Bloemfontein, bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Bloemfontein (BFN) JNB - BFN
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Queenstown

Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  9h 8m

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

Bus  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown Greyhound

$21 - $45

Drive  •  9h 4m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Queenstown 481.6 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown is to bus which costs R 310 - R 650 and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown is to fly and bus which costs R 1 200 - R 3 200 and takes 6h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Queenstown. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Johannesburg Park and arriving at Queenstown. Services depart three times a week, and operate Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15h 35m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Queenstown is 643 km. The road distance is 770.6 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown without a car is to bus which takes 11h 45m and costs R 310 - R 650.

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It takes approximately 6h 59m to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown, including transfers.

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

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Johannesburg to Queenstown train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, depart from Johannesburg Park station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown is to bus which takes 11h 45m and costs R 310 - R 650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs R 190 - R 490 and takes 15h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 402.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 59m

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

InterCape operates a bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 11h 45m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Shosholoza Meyl operates a train from Johannesburg to Queenstown 3 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 15h 35m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to East London via Durban
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to Umtata
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from Johannesburg Park to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from East London to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Engcobo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Engcobo to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
12h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to East London Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Johannesburg to Queenstown bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Queenstown station.

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Johannesburg to Queenstown train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, arrive at Queenstown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Queenstown is 771 km. It takes approximately 9h 4m to drive from Johannesburg to Queenstown.

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Mango, Comair, Safair and South African Airways offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to East London Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Queenstown. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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