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6:00PM
13h30m
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Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
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Mthatha - Station
Cheapest
6:00PM
13h15m
7:15AM
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
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Mthatha - Umtata (Shell Ultra City)
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6:45PM
12h15m
7:00AM
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
Fastest
Mthatha - Station
Fastest
5:30PM
17h15m
10:45AM
Johannesburg - Intercape Office, C/O Rissik and Wolmarans Street (Johannesburg Station)
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City, Shell Garage N2
5:30PM
17h15m
10:45AM
Johannesburg - Intercape Office, C/O Rissik and Wolmarans Street (Johannesburg Station)
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City, Shell Garage N2
Bus Johannesburg to Mthatha: Trip Overview

Bus Johannesburg to Mthatha: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$28
Average bus trip duration13h 30m
Number of daily buses23
Earliest bus departure8:00 AM
Distance376 miles (606 km)
Latest bus departure8:00 PM

Johannesburg to Mthatha Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Departures23
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures8:00AM - 8:00PM
Minimum Price$19
Average Ticket Price$28
Minimum Trip Duration10h6m
Average Bus Trip Duration13h30m
Distance376 miles (606 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, APM WC, VILAMORA, LUVALOBROTHERSTRANSPORT, Delta Coaches
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Johannesburg - Mthatha

Taking the bus is the best way to travel to Mthatha without flying. Traveling by bus offers a budget-friendly, secure, and easy way to go between the two cities. Taking a ride with other travelers through carpool services is an additional option to consider.

Traveling from Johannesburg to Mthatha takes around 13h 30m on average, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 10h 6m with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 375 miles (604 km) that separate the two cities.

Johannesburg and Mthatha are 375 miles (604 km) apart.

About 23 buses travel this route daily, provided by Intercape, APM WC and VILAMORA. The number of buses running from Johannesburg to Mthatha may change based on the day of the week. Simplify your trip from Johannesburg to Mthatha by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The bus service operates from 8:00 AM for the initial departure and runs until 8:00 PM for the final departure.

The majority of buses traveling from Johannesburg to Mthatha start their journey at Johannesburg Airport and wind up at Umtata / Mthatha Railway Station. These are the most popular pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.

You can save a lot of money on your trip from Johannesburg to Mthatha by choosing to travel by bus. The lowest price for the bus on this route is $18.

The bus ticket costs $28 on average. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $18 and $56, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

Certainly! You can indeed opt for an overnight bus from Johannesburg to Mthatha. Don't forget to bring a snack and a blanket to help you stay comfortable through the night.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
04/20
$19
04/21
$28
Today
$19
04/23
$19
04/24
$19
04/25
$19
04/26
$20
04/27
$19
The cheapest trip from Johannesburg to Mthatha was searched and found on Apr 25, 2024 with a price of $19

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Johannesburg to Mthatha, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $19 to $46 for a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Mthatha based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $19 which is on 2024-04-25.

Usually apmwc will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Johannesburg to Mthatha but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Johannesburg to Mthatha, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Johannesburg to Mthatha that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Johannesburg to Mthatha while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!

One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.

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