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There are 5 ways to get from Port Elizabeth to De Aar by bus, car train, car, plane or train

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Bus Eldo Coaches, car train  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Noupoort
  2. Take the car train from Noupoort to De Aar

$3 - $6

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Bus, car train via Cookhouse  •  12h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Cookhouse
  2. Take the car train from Cookhouse to Colesburg
  3. Take the car train from Colesburg to De Aar

$23 - $34

Drive  •  6h 42m

  1. Drive from Port Elizabeth to De Aar 308.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Kimberley, train  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Kimberley (KIM) PLZ - KIM
  2. Take the train from Kimberley to De Aar

Fly to Bloemfontein, car train  •  10h 48m

  1. Fly from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Bloemfontein (BFN) PLZ - BFN
  2. Take the car train from Bloemfontein to Springfontein
  3. Take the car train from Springfontein to De Aar

$171 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Port Elizabeth to De Aar is to bus and car train which costs R 50 - R 75 and takes 7h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Port Elizabeth to De Aar is to drive which costs R 650 - R 1 000 and takes 6h 42m.

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The distance between Port Elizabeth and De Aar is 398 km. The road distance is 493.2 km.

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The best way to get from Port Elizabeth to De Aar without a car is to bus and car train which takes 7h 58m and costs R 50 - R 75.

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It takes approximately 7h 58m to get from Port Elizabeth to De Aar, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Port Elizabeth Airport to Kimberley Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Port Elizabeth to De Aar is 493 km. It takes approximately 6h 42m to drive from Port Elizabeth to De Aar.

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Mango, Airlink, Safair and three other airlines offer flights from Port Elizabeth Airport to Kimberley Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in De Aar. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Port Elizabeth to Port Elizabeth Airport is to taxi which takes 4m and costs R 60 - R 75.

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Map of how to get from Port Elizabeth to De Aar.
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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 58m

What companies run services between Port Elizabeth, South Africa and De Aar, South Africa?

There is no direct connection from Port Elizabeth to De Aar. However, you can take the bus to Noupoort, take the walk to Noupoort, then take the car train to De Aar. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Port Elizabeth to De Aar via Cookhouse, Cookhouse, and Colesburg in around 12h 9m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Kimberley via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Kimberley via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Kimberley via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $320
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Noupoort to De Aar
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$3 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $9
Car train from Cookhouse to Colesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$10 - $15
Car train from Colesburg to De Aar
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$8 - $11
Car train from Bloemfontein to Springfontein
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$7 - $10
Car train from Springfontein to De Aar
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$10 - $14
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Kimberley to De Aar
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Noupoort
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Cookhouse
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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