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.

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Fly to Jeddah, bus  •  9 h 49 min

  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  •  15 h 10 min

  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  •  20 h 13 min

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

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Africa and Mecca is 5809 km.

It takes approximately 9 h 49 min 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 7 h.

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Mecca is 1 h ahead of South Africa. It is currently 4:49 AM in South Africa and 5:49 AM in Mecca.

Saudia, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad and two other airlines offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Jeddah Airport.

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There are 189+ hotels available in Mecca. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Africa to Johannesburg Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Africa to Mecca.
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  • Distance: 3630.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 49 min

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
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Jeddah, Riyadh
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
19 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Jeddah, Dammam
Ave. Duration
22 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Jeddah, Sharurah
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Jeddah
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Jeddah, Riyadh
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Dubai, Jeddah
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Dubai, Riyadh
Ave. Duration
17 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Addis Ababa, Riyadh
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Cairo, Dammam
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,300
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Nairobi, Jeddah
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,200
Egyptair
Website
egyptair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah via Cairo
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah via Dubai
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Jeddah via Abu Dhabi
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Dubai
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Nesma Airlines
Website
nesmaairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Cairo
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Almasria
Website
almasriaairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Taif via Addis Ababa, Cairo
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flynas
Website
flynas.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Al Baha via Dubai, Dammam
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Bus operators
SAPTCO
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Jeddah to Mecca
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa
Bus from Taif to Mecca
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
saptco.com.sa

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