There are 5 ways to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg by plane, bus, car train or car

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

Fly  •  1 h 4 min

  1. JNB - PZB

$84 - $264

Cheapest option

Car train  •  13 h 17 min

$31 - $37

3 alternative options

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Gjd2204,Gjd2303 / ...

$32 - $54

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  11 h 18 min

$44 - $54

Drive  •  5 h 19 min

  1. 311.8 miles

$45 - $70

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 $14 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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$22 - $30
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
$14
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 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Johannesburg Airport (JNB) and Pietermaritzburg is 442 km. The road distance is 499 km.

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg is to car train which costs R 390 - R 480 and takes 13 h 17 min.

The quickest way to get from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Pietermaritzburg is to fly which takes 1 h 4 min and costs R 1 000 - R 3 400.

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