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There are 9 ways to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg by plane, bus, train, car train or car

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Fly Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg  •  2h 44m

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

$99 - $282

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Car train  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$11 - $26

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Fly Johannesburg to Durban, bus  •  4h 42m

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

$89 - $230

Bus to Lanseria, fly to Durban, bus  •  4h 47m

  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

$94 - $199

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$12 - $40

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  6h 30m

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

$28 - $44

Bus Citiliner  •  8h 24m

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

$28 - $39

Train  •  11h 35m

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg

$86

Drive  •  5h 16m

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg 307.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is to bus which costs R 170 - R 550 and takes 6h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is to fly which costs R 1 400 - R 4 100 and takes 2h 44m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Pietermaritzburg. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 11h 35m.

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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 6h 19m and costs R 170 - R 550.

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It takes approximately 2h 44m 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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Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg train services, operated by Premier Classe, depart from Johannesburg station.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is to fly which takes 2h 44m and costs R 1 400 - R 4 100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 170 - R 550 and takes 6h 19m, you could also train, which costs R 1 230 and takes 11h 35m.

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

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 6h 19m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $26
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 Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
eldocoaches.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
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Swinburne
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Swinburne to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
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
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Swinburne
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Swinburne to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Villiers
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Villiers to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $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
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Price
$16 - $22
Bus from Johannesburg to Montrose
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Montrose to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
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
19m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
reavaya.org.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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

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Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Pietermaritzburg station.

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Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg train services, operated by Premier Classe, arrive at Pietermaritzburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is 491 km. It takes approximately 5h 16m to drive from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg.

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

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There are 103+ hotels available in Pietermaritzburg. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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