There are 9 ways to get from Knysna to Johannesburg by bus, plane, car, train or taxi

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Bus to George, fly to Johannesburg  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Knysna to George
  2. Fly from George (GRJ) to Johannesburg (JNB) GRJ - JNB

$77 - $290

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Bus via George  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Knysna to George
  2. Take the bus from George to Johannesburg

$39 - $63

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Fly Plettenberg Bay to Johannesburg  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) to Johannesburg (JNB) PBZ - JNB

$163 - $340

Bus to George, fly to Lanseria  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Knysna to George
  2. Fly from George (GRJ) to Lanseria (HLA) GRJ - HLA

$127 - $389

Bus to Port Elizabeth, fly to Johannesburg  •  7 h 15 min

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

$88 - $288

Bus InterCape  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Knysna to George
  2. Take the bus from George to Johannesburg

$43 - $73

Drive, train  •  20 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Knysna to Beaufort West
  2. Take the train from Beaufort West to Johannesburg

$199 - $232

Bus, taxi, train  •  22 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Knysna to George
  2. Take a taxi from George to Prins Albert
  3. Take the bus from Prins Albert to Beaufort West
  4. Take the train from Beaufort West to Johannesburg

$247 - $285

Drive  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Knysna to Johannesburg 775.8 miles

$120 - $180

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No, there is no direct bus from Knysna to Johannesburg. However, there are services departing from Knysna and arriving at Johannesburg via George. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 55 min.

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The distance between Knysna and Johannesburg is 994 km. The road distance is 1241.2 km.

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The best way to get from Knysna to Johannesburg without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Knysna to Johannesburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Knysna to Johannesburg is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from George Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Knysna to Johannesburg is 1241 km. It takes approximately 13 h 58 min to drive from Knysna to Johannesburg.

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

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Map of how to get from Knysna to Johannesburg.
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  • Distance: 621.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

CemAir flies from Knysna to Johannesburg once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Knysna to Johannesburg via George in around 17 h 55 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from George to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from George to Johannesburg via Capetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg via East London
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from George to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from George to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from George to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from George to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Plettenberg Bay to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Beaufort West to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$170 - $190
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$170
November - April
$184
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Knysna to George
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Knysna to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Knysna to George
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from George to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Prins Albert to Beaufort West
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Knysna to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Knysna to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from George to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Knysna to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from George to Prins Albert
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75

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