There are 6 ways to get from Durban to Pietermaritzburg by bus, car train, train, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$10 - $20

Cheapest option

Car train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the car train from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$4 - $6

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Durban to Pietermaritzburg 47.7 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Durban to Pietermaritzburg 47.7 miles

$7 - $11

Uber  •  46 min

  1. Take an Uber from Durban to Pietermaritzburg 47.7 miles

$40 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Durban to Pietermaritzburg is to car train which costs R 50 - R 75 and takes 2 h 28 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Durban to Pietermaritzburg is to taxi which costs R 1 000 - R 1 200 and takes 46 min.

More details

The distance between Durban and Pietermaritzburg is 67 km. The road distance is 76.3 km.

Get driving directions

The bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg takes 57 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Durban and arriving at Pietermaritzburg. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Durban and arriving at Pietermaritzburg. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

More details

What companies run services between Durban, South Africa and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa?

Eldo Coaches operates a bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg every 4 hours, and the journey takes 57 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Premier Classe operates a train from Durban to Pietermaritzburg once a week, and the journey takes 2 h 28 min.

Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$7 - $10
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Other operators
Uber Durban
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
uberXL
$40 - $55
uberX
$40 - $55
Taxi from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Eagle Taxi Cabs
Phone
+27 31 337 8333
Website
eagletaxicabs.co.za
Shauns Taxis
Phone
031 463 2618/40
Website
shaunstaxis.co.za
Mozzie Cabs
Phone
+27 31 303 5787
Website
mozziecabs.mobi

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Best ways to travel around Australia, How to get from JFK to New York City and 5 incredible day trips from Florence by train - to help you get the most out of your next trip.