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There are 5 ways to get from Nelspruit to Polokwane by bus, train, car train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Bertrams
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  3. Take the bus from Pretoria to Polokwane

$35 - $47

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Car train, bus  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the car train from Nelspruit to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Polokwane

$21 - $31

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg

$35 - $42

Drive  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Nelspruit to Polokwane 188.6 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Nelspruit (MQP) to Polokwane (PTG) MQP - PTG

$210 - $787

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The cheapest way to get from Nelspruit to Polokwane is to car train and bus which costs R 300 - R 450 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nelspruit to Polokwane is to fly which costs R 3 000 - R 12 000 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelspruit to Polokwane. However, there are services departing from Nelspruit and arriving at Pietersburg via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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The distance between Nelspruit and Polokwane is 231 km. The road distance is 301.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Polokwane without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 41 min and costs R 500 - R 700.

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It takes approximately 9 h 41 min to get from Nelspruit to Polokwane, including transfers.

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Nelspruit to Polokwane bus services, operated by TransLux Express, depart from Nelspruit station.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Polokwane is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs R 500 - R 650. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs R 3 000 - R 12 000 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Nelspruit Airport to Polokwane Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Nelspruit to Polokwane bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Pietersburg station.

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Map of how to get from Nelspruit to Polokwane.
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  • Distance: 144.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 41 min

What companies run services between Nelspruit, South Africa and Polokwane, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Nelspruit to Polokwane via Pretoria in around 10 h 55 min. Alternatively, South African Airways flies from Nelspruit to Polokwane 4 times a day.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Nelspruit to Polokwane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Nelspruit to Polokwane via Vilankulu, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.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
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Nelspruit to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$12 - $17
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Bertrams
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Nelspruit to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelspruit to Polokwane is 302 km. It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to drive from Nelspruit to Polokwane.

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South African Airways offers flights from Nelspruit Airport to Polokwane Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Polokwane. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Nelspruit Airport is to taxi which takes 25 min and costs R 310 - R 370.

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