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There are 4 ways to get from Lusaka to Pretoria by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Johannesburg (JNB) LUN - JNB
  2. Take the train from Marlboro to Pretoria

$199 - $286

Cheapest option

Bus Shalom Bus Services, train  •  20 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria North-South

$5 - $10

2 alternative options

Bus Juldan Motors, train  •  21 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria North-South

$52 - $57

Drive  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Pretoria 971 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Pretoria is to bus and train which costs $5 - $10 and takes 20 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lusaka to Pretoria is to fly and train which costs $190 - $290 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Lusaka and Pretoria is 1150 km. The road distance is 1553.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Pretoria without a car is to bus and train which takes 20 h 54 min and costs $5 - $10.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Lusaka to Pretoria, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lusaka Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lusaka to Pretoria is 1554 km. It takes approximately 17 h 2 min to drive from Lusaka to Pretoria.

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Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Lusaka Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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There are 442+ hotels available in Pretoria. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Lusaka Airport is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs $30 - $40.

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Map of how to get from Lusaka to Pretoria.
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  • Distance: 718.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Lusaka, Zambia and Pretoria, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Lusaka to Pretoria. However, you can take the taxi to Lusaka airport, fly to Johannesburg, take the walk to OR Tambo Airport, take the train to Marlboro, then take the train to Pretoria. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lusaka to Pretoria via Johannesburg, Fashion Square, Old Synagogue, and Park in around 20 h 54 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Marlboro to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com

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