There are 8 ways to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown by bus, car train, 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 Vaal Maseru  •  10 h 50 min

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

Cheapest option

Car train  •  15 h 28 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg Park to Queenstown

$15 - $23

6 alternative options

Bus InterCape  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown

$28 - $50

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Queenstown 481.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to East London, car train  •  8 h 41 min

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

$83 - $209

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

Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  10 h 33 min

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

$96 - $298

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.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to East London via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to East London via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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 Port Elizabeth via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
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
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $390
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg Park to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
15 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$27 - $40
Car train from East London to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$10 - $14
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
$17 - $24
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
$35 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Jonannesburg to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg and Queenstown is 643 km. The road distance is 771 km.

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown is to car train which costs R 190 - R 290 and takes 15 h 28 min.

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Queenstown is to fly and car train which takes 8 h 41 min and costs R 1 000 - R 2 700.

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

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