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

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  •  21 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Pretoria

$8 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  21 h 27 min

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

$59 - $64

Drive  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Pretoria 971 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Pretoria is to bus which costs $8 - $17 and takes 21 h 58 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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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Lusaka to Pretoria, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lusaka to Pretoria. However, there are services departing from Lusaka and arriving at Pretoria via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 58 min.

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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?

You can take a bus from Lusaka to Pretoria via Johannesburg and Johannesburg in around 21 h 58 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
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
$54
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
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
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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