There are 5 ways to get from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Johannesburg  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Johannesburg (JNB) PLZ - JNB

$71 - $263

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

$30 - $55

3 alternative options

Fly to Lanseria  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Lanseria (HLA) PLZ - HLA

$188 - $474

Bus, train  •  23 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to King William's Town
  2. Take the train from Berlin to Johannesburg Park

$36 - $63

Drive  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg 663.7 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg is to bus which costs R 420 - R 750 and takes 15 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg is to fly which takes 2 h 32 min and costs R 950 - R 3 600.

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The distance between Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg is 894 km. The road distance is 1062 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Elizabeth and arriving at Johannesburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

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What companies run services between Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Johannesburg, South Africa?

British Airways, South African Airways and two other airlines fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg hourly. Alternatively, InterCape operates a bus from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 15 h 20 min. Greyhound ZA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 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
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Lanseria via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Lanseria via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $180
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Lanseria via Capetown
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Lanseria via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $180
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Lanseria via Capetown
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Lanseria via Durban
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $280
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Lanseria via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from Berlin to Johannesburg Park
Ave. Duration
19 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$30 - $45
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Jonannesburg
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to King William's Town
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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