Directions from Mthatha to Pretoria

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Recommended option

Fly, train  •  2 h 35 min

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

$104 - $317

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Umtata to Pretoria

$30 - $60

1 alternative option

Drive  •  11 h

  1. Drive from Mthatha to Pretoria 561.3 miles

$85 - $130

What companies run services between Mthatha, South Africa and Pretoria, South Africa?

Citiliner operates a bus from Mthatha to Pretoria once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 13 h. Greyhound ZA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Umtata to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
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
$11
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mthatha and Pretoria is 652 km. The road distance is 898 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mthatha to Pretoria is to bus which costs R 400 - R 750 and takes 13 h.

The quickest way to get from Mthatha to Pretoria is to fly and train which takes 2 h 35 min and costs R 1 300 - R 4 000.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Umtata and arriving at Pretoria. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to get from Mthatha to Pretoria, including transfers.