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There are 4 ways to get from Newcastle to Kathu by bus, plane, shuttle or car

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Bus to Johannesburg, fly

  1. Take the bus from New Castle to Johannesburg
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Sishen (SIS)

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Shuttle to Pietermaritzburg, fly

  1. Take a shuttle bus from NewCastle to Pietermaritzburg
  2. Fly from Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Sishen (SIS)

Shuttle to Durban, fly

  1. Take a shuttle bus from NewCastle to Durban
  2. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Sishen (SIS)

Drive

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Kathu
Newcastle → Kathu
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kathu is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kathu is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kathu is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 029 999.

Last updated: 15 May 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Newcastle to Kathu is to drive, which costs R 1 300 - R 1 900 and takes 11h.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Kathu is to bus and fly which costs R 2 600 - R 4 900 and takes 7h 47m.

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The distance between Newcastle and Kathu is 677 km. The road distance is 857.5 km.

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It takes approximately 7h 47m to get from Newcastle to Kathu, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Kathu is 857 km. It takes approximately 11h to drive from Newcastle to Kathu.

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CemAir and Airlink offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Sishen Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Kathu. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Kathu.
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  • Distance: 677.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 47m

What companies run services between Newcastle, South Africa and Kathu, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Newcastle to Kathu. However, you can take the bus to Johannesburg, take the walk to Park, take the train to Marlboro, take the train to OR Tambo Airport, take the walk to Johannesburg airport, fly to Sishen, then take the taxi to Kathu. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Pietermaritzburg, take the taxi to Pietermaritzburg airport, fly to Sishen, then take the taxi to Kathu.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Sishen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 3 400 - R 5 500
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Sishen via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 2 600 - R 11 000
Flights from Durban to Sishen via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 1 800 - R 7 500
Flights from Durban to Sishen via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
R 2 000 - R 9 000
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Sishen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 1 700 - R 3 000
Flights from Durban to Sishen via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 2 300 - R 4 400
Bus operators
Eagle Liner
Phone
+27 87 150 1895
Email
customercare@eagleliner.co.za
Website
eagleliner.co.za
Bus from New Castle to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 200
Schedules at
eagleliner.co.za
Citybug Shuttle Services
Phone
0861 33 44 33
Email
info@citybug.co.za
Website
citybug.co.za
Shuttle from NewCastle to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
citybug.co.za
Shuttle from NewCastle to Durban
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
citybug.co.za

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