There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg by plane, bus, car train or car

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Fly  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) JNB - PZB

$83 - $264

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Bus Baz Bus  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Howick

$12 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$29 - $44

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Swinburne
  2. Take the bus from Swinburne to Pietermaritzburg

$44 - $61

Car train  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$28 - $42

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg 311.8 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg is to bus which costs R 170 - R 240 and takes 10 h.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg is to fly which costs R 1 100 - R 3 800 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg. However, there are services departing from Pretoria and arriving at Pietermaritzburg via Howick. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h.

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The distance between Johannesburg Airport (JNB) and Pietermaritzburg is 442 km. The road distance is 498.9 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 51 min and costs R 410 - R 650.

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It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg, including transfers.

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Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg bus services, operated by Baz Bus, depart from Pretoria station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg is to fly which takes 1 h 4 min and costs R 1 100 - R 3 800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 410 - R 650 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg bus services, operated by Baz Bus, arrive at Howick station.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg.
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  • Distance: 276 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

What companies run services between Johannesburg Airport (JNB), South Africa and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa?

South African Airways flies from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg 4 times a day. Alternatively, Eldo Coaches operates a bus from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg every 4 hours. Tickets cost $13 and the journey takes 6 h 19 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$19 - $26
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13
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 Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Swinburne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Swinburne to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Price
$16 - $22
Bus from Johannesburg to Montrose
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Montrose to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Swinburne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Swinburne to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Pretoria to Howick
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg is 499 km. It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to drive from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg.

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South African Airways offers flights from Johannesburg Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Pietermaritzburg. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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