There are 4 ways to get from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg by 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.

Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ladysmith to Pietermartizburg Cjd0904

$14 - $24

Cheapest option

Car train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the car train from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg

$5 - $8

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg 107.1 miles

$16 - $24

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

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Citiliner also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Premier Classe operates a train from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg once a week, and the journey takes 3 h 57 min.

Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$10 - $14
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ladysmith to Pietermartizburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg?

The distance between Ladysmith and Pietermaritzburg is 133 km. The road distance is 171 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg?

The cheapest way to get from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg is to car train which costs R 65 - R 100 and takes 3 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg?

The quickest way to get from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg is to drive which takes 1 h 47 min and costs R 190 - R 290.

Is there a direct train between Ladysmith and Pietermaritzburg?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ladysmith and arriving at Pietermaritzburg. Services depart once a week, and operate Friday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 57 min.

Is there a direct bus between Ladysmith and Pietermaritzburg?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ladysmith and arriving at Pietermartizburg. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

How long does it take to get from Ladysmith to Pietermaritzburg?

The bus from Ladysmith to Pietermartizburg takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs three times a day.