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

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Bus  •  57 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$9 - $18

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Car train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the car train from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$3 - $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

$70 - $85

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

$35 - $50

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Durban to Pietermaritzburg without a car is to bus which takes 57 min and costs R 130 - R 260.

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

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Durban to Pietermaritzburg bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, depart from Durban station.

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Durban to Pietermaritzburg train services, operated by Premier Classe, depart from Durban station.

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The best way to get from Durban to Pietermaritzburg is to bus which takes 57 min and costs R 130 - R 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.
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  • Distance: 41.9 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

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
$3 - $6
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$3 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $9
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
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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
$9 - $13
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
$35 - $50
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uber.com
UberX
$35 - $50
UberXL
$35 - $50
Taxi from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
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

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Durban to Pietermaritzburg bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Pietermaritzburg station.

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Durban to Pietermaritzburg train services, operated by Premier Classe, arrive at Pietermaritzburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to Pietermaritzburg is 76 km. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Pietermaritzburg. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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