Travel to Eswatini (Swaziland)

Flying to Eswatini (Swaziland)

Swaziland Airlink ( is the national airline. British Airways (, South African Airways ( and Virgin Atlantic ( fly from the UK to Johannesburg, from where it's less than an hour's flight to King Mswati III International Airport. South African Airways also operates direct flights to Johannesburg from the USA.

Flight times:

From London - 14 hours 55 minutes (including stopover); New York - 17 hours 40 minutes (including stopover).

Departure tax:


Other airports in Eswatini (swaziland)

Matsapha Airport

Airport Code: MTS. Location: The airport is 5km (3 miles) northwest of the city. Website: N/A. Public transport description: Taxi service to the city centre is available on all arrivals (journey time - 15 minutes).

Travel by rail

Driving to Eswatini (Swaziland)

If arriving by road, you need to pay a R50 on entry. For trucks and company cars, the fee is R80. If bringing a hire car, you must show a letter from the car hire company, along with your passport and driving licence. Note that some of the border crossings close at 1600 (Josefsdal, Waverley and Bothashoop) or 1800 (Mananga, Nerston, Emahlathini and Onverwacht).

TransMagnific ( and Sky World Travel and Tours ( run luxury minibuses run between Johannesburg and Manzini.

Getting to Eswatini (Swaziland) by boat

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