6 Options: How to Get from Johannesburg to Sun City

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How to Get from Johannesburg to Sun City

The Sun City resort is a wonderful destination for families, and you will love it too! Are you wondering how I get from Johannesburg to Sun City or how to travel from Sun City to Johannesburg? You will find your answer here!

Let’s look at the options below to answer your question about how to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City. In this post, we consider the different options for travelling between Johannesburg and Sun City, how to get from Sun City to Johannesburg, and some factors that may influence your decision. 

Map: Johannesburg Airport to the Sun City Resort

The distance from the Johannesburg International Airport to the Sun City Resort is 179 kilometres. When driving by car, it will take about 2,5 hours. 

The following map shows the route between Johannesburg International Airport and Sun City Resort.

Best Options: How to get from Johannesburg to Sun City 

The best way to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City is by car. You can either get a car rental from the airport, take a taxi, or arrange a private shuttle service. 

Option 1: How to get from Johannesburg to Sun City by car

If you have an international driver’s licence, a car rental from Johannesburg International Airport is one of the best ways to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City. Driving in South Africa is pleasant and safe. You can choose from many car rental options at the Johannesburg International Airport. One thing to remember is to always keep to the speed limit. To keep safe, you must watch out for unexpected pedestrians and farm animals crossing the road. 

Click here for the best car rentals at the Johannesburg International Airport.

Option 2: How to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City by bus

No public bus services travel from Johannesburg, South Africa, to the Sun City Resort. You need to arrange a private shuttle service or a Sun City tour for bus travel. Depending on the number of travellers joining you for the tour, you may travel by bus from Johannesburg to Sun City.

Viator offers private tours to explore Sun City and the Pilanesberg National Park on a full-day tour, including transport to and from Sun City.

Option 3: How to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City by taxi

How to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City
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Booking a taxi from Johannesburg, South Africa, to the Sun City Resort will cost between $110 – $140. You can choose from several taxi companies, including Sandton Taxi Cabs and Corporate Cabs.

You can book your taxi service to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City here: Corporate Cabs (booking form) or Sandton Taxi Cabs (online booking).

Option 4: How to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City with a shuttle service

If your hotel provides a shuttle service from Johannesburg to Sun City, you can arrange to use their shuttle service. Check this before you fly to South Africa to allow you to explore your transport options between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Sun City at leisure.

Option 5: Private transfer

You can arrange a private transfer with one of the many companies offering private transfers between Johannesburg and Sun City. Expect to pay between $106 to $512, depending on the number of people and the type of vehicle you book. 

You can arrange a private transfer from Johannesburg to Sun City

Option 6: Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Sun City 

At times, you will find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Sun City. It will take approximately 35 minutes to get from Johannesburg to Sun City by plane. You can book flights from Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) or Lanseria Airport (HLA). You will land at the Pilanesberg International Airport (NTY). There are few airlines flying this route. You will likely only find flights on South African Airways for the flight to Sun City. These South African Airways flights are direct flights. 

Here you can find deals for (hopefully) cheap flights from Johannesburg to Sun City.

Sun City shuttle services or private transfer services

How to go to Sun City from Johannesburg
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After landing at the Pilanesberg International Airport, you will still need to get to your hotel. If you are staying at the Sun City Resort, you may arrange with your Sun City Hotel for Sun City shuttle services to pick you up from the airport. If you are staying near Sun City at the Pilanesberg National Park, you need to arrange with your hotel for a shuttle service from the airport.

How to travel from Sun City to Johannesburg

To get from Sun City to Johannesburg, you will have the same options as you had for getting from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Sun City.

The most freedom and flexibility option will be a rental car and driving it yourself. Having a rental car lets you explore other destinations back to Johannesburg. You can also arrange a private shuttle, transfer or taxi to Johannesburg. Alternatively, if you booked a short tour to Sun City, the tour company will arrange your transport back to Johannesburg. 

Some factors to consider

When deciding how to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City, you must consider your travel style and preferences. Think about whether you like to reach your destination quickly or make stops along the way. Consider whether you like to travel privately or share the journey with other travellers. Do you want to focus on your budget, or do you want to splurge on transport from Johannesburg, South Africa, to the Sun City Resort? Answering these questions will guide you to a decision.

Suppose you wondered whether it is best to get a transfer from Johannesburg to Sun City or self-drive. In that case, the answer is that getting a rental car and driving yourself will give you better flexibility in moving around and exploring the Pilanesberg National Park, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and the area around Sun City. Renting a car is affordable if you travel as a couple or a small group. If you book a day tour to Sun City, the tour company will take care of your transport care; this may be an excellent option if you need a taste of Sun City‘s and the Pilanesberg National Park’s offerings.

How to travel from Johannesburg to Sun City

Many hotels near the Sun City Resort offer free shuttle services to the Sun City Resort and even to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. If you do not get a rental car and plan to stay in Rustenburg near Sun City, you must ensure your hotel offers a shuttle service to pick you up from the Pilanesberg International Airport. A rental car may be the easiest way to get around if your hotel does not. 

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