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There are 7 ways to get from Sydney to Drakensberg by plane or bus

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 Pietermaritzburg, travel  •  29h 39m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) SYD - PZB
  2. Travel from Pietermaritzburg to Drakensberg

6 alternative options

Fly to Maseru, travel  •  30h 10m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Maseru (MSU) SYD - MSU
  2. Travel from Maseru to Drakensberg

Fly to Johannesburg, bus, travel  •  26h 22m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB) SYD - JNB
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
  3. Take the bus from Harrismith to Estcourt
  4. Travel from Estcourt to Drakensberg

Fly to Durban, bus, travel  •  24h 58m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Durban (DUR) SYD - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Estcourt
  3. Travel from Estcourt to Drakensberg

Fly to Umtata, bus, travel  •  38h 16m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Umtata (UTT) SYD - UTT
  2. Take the bus from Mthatha to Kokstad
  3. Take the bus from Kokstad to Qhashas Nek
  4. Travel from Qhashas Nek to Drakensberg

Fly to Bloemfontein, bus, travel  •  36h 44m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Bloemfontein (BFN) SYD - BFN
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Estcourt
  3. Travel from Estcourt to Drakensberg

Fly to Margate, bus, travel  •  35h 48m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Margate (MGH) SYD - MGH
  2. Take the bus from Ramsgate to Durban
  3. Take the bus from Durban to Estcourt
  4. Travel from Estcourt to Drakensberg

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Drakensberg is 10698 km.

It takes approximately 29h 39m to get from Sydney to Drakensberg, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 31h 5m and has one stopover.

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Qantas, British Airways, Qatar Airways and three other airlines offer flights from Sydney Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Drakensberg.
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  • Distance: 10698.2 km
  • Duration: 29h 39m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Drakensberg, Mokhotlong, Lesotho?

There is no direct connection from Sydney to Drakensberg. However, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Pietermaritzburg, then take the travel to Drakensberg. Alternatively, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Maseru, then take the travel to Drakensberg.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Sydney to Pietermaritzburg via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,600
Flights from Sydney to Pietermaritzburg via Doha, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from Sydney to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Flights from Sydney to Pietermaritzburg via Hong Kong, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
31h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,500
Flights from Sydney to Maseru via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,800
Flights from Sydney to Maseru via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
33h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from Sydney to Maseru via Hong Kong, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
33h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,500
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from Sydney to Umtata via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
30h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
Flights from Sydney to Umtata via Doha, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
27h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Sydney to Umtata via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,900
Flights from Sydney to Umtata via Hong Kong, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
31h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,600
Flights from Sydney to Bloemfontein via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,500
Flights from Sydney to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Sydney to Bloemfontein via Doha, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
27h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Sydney to Bloemfontein via Hong Kong, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
29h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,400
Flights from Sydney to Margate via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,300
Flights from Sydney to Margate via Hong Kong, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
29h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,200
Flights from Sydney to Margate via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
33h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,100
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,600
Flights from Sydney to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $3,400
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Doha, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,600
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,600
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Hong Kong, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
28h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,600
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,200
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Sydney to Johannesburg via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,800
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Dubai
Ave. Duration
27h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Sydney to Durban via Singapore Changi, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,600
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Harrismith
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Harrismith to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Mthatha to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Mthatha to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Bloemfontein to Estcourt
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Mthatha to Kokstad
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Kokstad to Qhashas Nek
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Margate Coaches
Phone
+27 39 312 1406
Email
enquiriesb@margate.co.za
Website
margatecoach.co.za
Bus from Ramsgate to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
margatecoach.co.za

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