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There are 5 ways to get from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg by bus, car train or car

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Bus Citiliner  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$20 - $33

Cheapest option

Bus TransLux Express  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Portshepstone to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$9 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus Margate Coaches  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$23 - $37

Bus, car train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
  2. Take the car train from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$14 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg 117.9 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg is to bus which costs R 130 - R 260 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg is to drive which costs R 260 - R 380 and takes 1 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg. However, there are services departing from Port Shepstone and arriving at Pietermaritzburg via Durban. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Port Shepstone and Pietermaritzburg is 125 km. The road distance is 188.7 km.

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The best way to get from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 9 min and costs R 280 - R 470.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg, including transfers.

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Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Port Shepstone station.

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Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Pietermaritzburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg is 189 km. It takes approximately 1 h 52 min to drive from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg.

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There are 99+ hotels available in Pietermaritzburg. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg.
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  • Distance: 78.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

What companies run services between Port Shepstone, South Africa and Pietermaritzburg, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Port Shepstone to Pietermaritzburg via Durban in around 3 h 9 min.

Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$3 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Portshepstone to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Margate Coaches
Phone
+27 39 312 1406
Email
enquiriesb@margate.co.za
Website
margatecoach.co.za
Bus from Port Shepstone to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
margatecoach.co.za

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