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

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Bus Vaal Maseru  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Welkom
  2. Take the bus from Welkom to Queenstown

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Train  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg Park to Queenstown

$13 - $35

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Bus InterCape  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown Greyhound

$24 - $45

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Queenstown 481.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to East London, bus  •  6 h 59 min

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

$89 - $218

Fly to Bloemfontein, bus  •  7 h 36 min

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

Fly to Umtata, bus  •  7 h 39 min

  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

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown is to train which costs R 190 - R 490 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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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 6 h 59 min.

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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 11 h 45 min.

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

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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 10 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 50 min to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown, including transfers.

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Johannesburg to Queenstown bus services, operated by Citiliner, 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 10 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs R 190 - R 490 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 402.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown via Welkom in around 10 h 50 min. Alternatively, Shosholoza Meyl operates a train from Johannesburg to Queenstown 3 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
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 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Johannesburg to Umtata
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from Johannesburg Park to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Welkom
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Welkom to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Engcobo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Engcobo to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.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
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from East London to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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