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There are 3 ways to get from South Africa to Mecca by plane, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Jeddah, bus  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Jeddah (JED) JNB - JED
  2. Take the bus from Jeddah to Mecca

$509 - $1,526

Cheapest option

Fly to Taif, bus  •  16h 25m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Taif (TIF) JNB - TIF
  2. Take the bus from Taif to Mecca

$468 - $1,378

1 alternative option

Fly to Al Baha, drive  •  20h 33m

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Al Baha (ABT) JNB - ABT
  2. Drive from Al Baha to Mecca

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Africa to Mecca is to fly and bus which costs R 6 500 - R 20 000 and takes 16h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from South Africa to Mecca is to fly and bus which costs R 7 000 - R 22 000 and takes 10h 14m.

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The distance between South Africa and Mecca is 5809 km.

It takes approximately 10h 14m to get from South Africa to Mecca, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Jeddah Airport is the direct flight which takes 7h 25m.

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Mecca is 1h ahead of South Africa. It is currently 1:11 AM in South Africa and 2:11 AM in Mecca.

Saudia, Ethiopian Airlines, Egyptair and Emirates offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Jeddah Airport.

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There are 289+ hotels available in Mecca. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Africa to Johannesburg Airport is to taxi which takes 14m and costs R 210 - R 260.

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Map of how to get from South Africa to Mecca.
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  • Distance: 3630.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 14m

What companies run services between South Africa and Mecca, Saudi Arabia?

There is no direct connection from Benoni to Mecca. However, you can take the taxi to Johannesburg airport, fly to Jeddah, take the walk to King Abdulaziz Airport, take the bus to Jeddah, then take the bus to Mecca. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Johannesburg airport, fly to Taif, take the taxi to Taif, then take the bus to Mecca.

Airlines
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Jeddah, Riyadh
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Jeddah, Dammam
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Jeddah, Sharurah
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
23h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Jeddah, Riyadh
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Dubai, Jeddah
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Dubai, Riyadh
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Addis Ababa, Riyadh
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Nairobi, Jeddah
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Cairo, Dammam
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah via Cairo
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Almasria
Website
almasriaairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Addis Ababa, Cairo
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Nile Air
Website
nileair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Cairo
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Dubai, Dammam
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Bus operators
SAPTCO
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Jeddah to Mecca
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Taif to Mecca
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa

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