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There are 4 ways to get from Johannesburg to Wasbank by bus, taxi, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus, taxi  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to New Castle
  2. Take a taxi from New Castle to Wasbank

Cheapest option

Drive via Germiston  •  4h 35m

  1. Drive from Germiston to Wasbank 362.1 km

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Wasbank 366.9 km

Fly, shuttle, taxi  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) JNB - PZB
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Pietermaritzburg to Ladysmith
  3. Take a taxi from Ladysmith to Wasbank
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Wasbank is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Wasbank is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Wasbank is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Wasbank is to drive which costs R 500 - R 800 and takes 4h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Wasbank is to drive which costs R 500 - R 800 and takes 4h 21m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Wasbank is 311 km. The road distance is 366.9 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Wasbank without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 5h 42m and costs R 1 200 - R 1 400.

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It takes approximately 5h 42m to get from Johannesburg to Wasbank, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Wasbank is 367 km. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from Johannesburg to Wasbank.

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Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport.

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There are three+ hotels available in Wasbank. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Wasbank.
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  • Distance: 310.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 42m

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Wasbank, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Johannesburg to Wasbank. However, you can take the bus to New Castle then take the taxi to Wasbank. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Wasbank.

Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Every day
Estimated price
R 950 - R 3 600
Bus operators
Eagle Liner
+27 87 150 1895
Bus from Johannesburg to New Castle
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Once daily
Estimated price
R 200
Schedules at
Citybug Shuttle Services
0861 33 44 33
Shuttle from Pietermaritzburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Once daily
Schedules at
Other operators
Taxi from New Castle to Wasbank
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Estimated price
R 1 000 - R 1 200

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