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There are 7 ways to get from Johannesburg to Middelburg by car train, car, taxi, shuttle or train

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Car train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Middelburg

R 70 - R 110

6 alternative options

Drive, car train  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Witbank
  2. Take the car train from Witbank to Middelburg

R 230 - R 336

Taxi  •  1h 38m

  1. Take a taxi from Johannesburg to Middelburg 162.5 km

R 1 600 - R 2 000

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Middelburg 162.5 km

R 220 - R 330

Shuttle, taxi  •  2h 32m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Sandton to Witbank
  2. Take a taxi from Witbank to Middelburg

Train, shuttle  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Park to Pretoria North-South Line
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Pretoria to Middleburg

R 368 - R 533

Shuttle  •  4h 27m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Pretoria to Middleburg

R 300 - R 390

Johannesburg → Middelburg
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Middelburg is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Middelburg is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Middelburg is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Middelburg is to car train which costs R 70 - R 110 and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Middelburg is to taxi which costs R 1 600 - R 2 000 and takes 1h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Middelburg. Services depart once daily, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 4h 53m.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Middelburg is 150 km. The road distance is 162.5 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Middelburg without a car is to car train which takes 4h 53m and costs R 70 - R 110.

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The car train from Johannesburg to Middelburg takes 4h 53m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Johannesburg to Middelburg train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, depart from Johannesburg station.

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Johannesburg to Middelburg train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, arrive at Middelburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Middelburg is 162 km. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Johannesburg to Middelburg.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Middelburg. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Middelburg.
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  • Distance: 149.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Johannesburg, South Africa and Middelburg, South Africa?

Shosholoza Meyl operates a vehicle from Johannesburg to Middelburg once daily. Tickets cost R 70 - R 110 and the journey takes 4h 53m.

Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Middelburg
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 70 - R 110
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 70 - R 110
1st Class
R 120 - R 170
Car train from Witbank to Middelburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 35 - R 55
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 35 - R 55
1st Class
R 65 - R 90
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
R 65 - R 150
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
TransMagnific
Website
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Sandton to Witbank
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz
Chaya Luxury Transport
Phone
083 310 9471
Email
info@chayatransport.co.za
Website
chayatransport.co.za
Shuttle from Pretoria to Middleburg
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R 300 - R 390
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Chaya Luxury Transport
Other operators
Taxi from Johannesburg to Middelburg
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Estimated price
R 1 600 - R 2 000
The Pink Cabs
Phone
+27 11 478 7820
Sandton Taxi Cabs
Phone
+27 11 039 4402
Website
sandtontaxicabs.co.za
Corporate Cabs
Phone
+27 11 782 0646
Website
corporatecabs.co.za
Cabs Car Hire Johannesburg
Phone
+27 83 448 9874
Website
cabscarhire.com

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