There are 8 ways to get from Johannesburg 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.

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Fly Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg  •  2 h 44 min

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

$98 - $280

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Car train  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$10 - $25

6 alternative options

Fly Johannesburg to Durban, bus  •  4 h 49 min

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

$87 - $229

Bus to Lanseria, fly to Durban, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrison Street to Beyers Naude & Princess Street
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR
  3. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$93 - $198

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$11 - $27

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  6 h 30 min

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

$27 - $42

Bus Citiliner  •  8 h 24 min

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

$27 - $39

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 390 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is to fly which costs R 1 400 - R 4 200 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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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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The distance between Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg is 444 km. The road distance is 491.5 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 19 min and costs R 170 - R 390.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is to fly which takes 2 h 44 min and costs R 1 400 - R 4 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 170 - R 390 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg.
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  • Distance: 277.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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 $12 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 Johannesburg to Durban via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
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
$50 - $330
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
$10 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$18 - $25
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
$12
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
$12 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $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 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Swinburne to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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
Bus from Johannesburg to Swinburne
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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
Bus from Johannesburg to Villiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Villiers to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Price
$16 - $21
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
Rea Vaya
Phone
0860 562 874
Email
PalesaRA@joburg.org.za
Website
reavaya.org.za
Bus from Harrison Street to Beyers Naude & Princess Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
reavaya.org.za

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