There are 8 ways to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg by plane, bus, car train, 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.

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Fly Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg  •  2 h 45 min

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

$100 - $283

Cheapest option

Car train  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$11 - $26

6 alternative options

Fly Johannesburg to Durban, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Durban (DUR) JNB - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$91 - $237

Fly Lanseria to Durban, bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$106 - $216

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$12 - $35

Bus Citiliner  •  8 h 24 min

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

$29 - $41

Train  •  35 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$89

Drive  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg 307.2 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is to bus which costs R 170 - R 430 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is to fly which takes 2 h 45 min and costs R 1 300 - R 4 000.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg is 444 km. The road distance is 491 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Pietermaritzburg. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Pietermaritzburg. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 35 h 35 min.

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

South African Airways flies from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg 4 times a day. Alternatively, Eldo Coaches operates a bus from Johannesburg 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
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
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 - $26
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$11 - $17
1st Class
$20 - $27
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
35 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$89
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
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 Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
greyhound.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
4 times a day
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
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 - $14
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Villiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Villiers to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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