There are 3 ways to get from Mthatha to Pretoria by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  2 h 35 min

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

$100 - $313

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Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Umtata to Pretoria

$28 - $50

1 alternative option

Drive  •  11 h

  1. Drive from Mthatha to Pretoria 561.3 miles

$85 - $130

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

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The quickest way to get from Mthatha to Pretoria is to fly and train which costs R 1 400 - R 4 500 and takes 2 h 35 min.

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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.

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The distance between Mthatha and Pretoria is 652 km. The road distance is 898.1 km.

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Pretoria without a car is to bus which takes 13 h and costs R 400 - R 750.

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

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Mthatha to Pretoria bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Umtata station.

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The quickest flight from Umtata Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Mthatha to Pretoria bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Pretoria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mthatha to Pretoria is 898 km. It takes approximately 11 h to drive from Mthatha to Pretoria.

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  • Distance: 407.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 35 min

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

Citiliner operates a bus from Mthatha to Pretoria once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 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
$10
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
$35 - $50
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
$28 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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

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There are 398+ hotels available in Pretoria. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Umtata Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs R 170 - R 210.

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