There are 4 ways to get from Mthatha to Johannesburg by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Umtata (UTT) to Johannesburg (JNB) UTT - JNB

$99 - $312

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Bus Greyhound ZA  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Umtata to Johannesburg

$26 - $45

2 alternative options

Bus Citiliner  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Tsolo to Johannesburg

$38 - $56

Drive  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Mthatha to Johannesburg 530.8 miles

$80 - $120

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Umtata and arriving at Johannesburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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The distance between Mthatha and Johannesburg is 603 km. The road distance is 849.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Johannesburg without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Mthatha to Johannesburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Johannesburg is to fly which takes 2 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Umtata Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Mthatha to Johannesburg bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Johannesburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mthatha to Johannesburg is 849 km. It takes approximately 10 h 32 min to drive from Mthatha to Johannesburg.

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South African Airways offers flights from Umtata Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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  • Distance: 377.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

South African Airways flies from Mthatha to Johannesburg 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Mthatha to Johannesburg once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 11 h 35 min. Citiliner also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Umtata to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Tsolo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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There are 930+ hotels available in Johannesburg. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Umtata Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs .

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