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

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Bus, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  3. Take the bus from Pretoria to Polokwane

$30 - $50

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Potchefstroom to Pretoria Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg Gjh1304 / ...

$27 - $42

3 alternative options

Bus TransLux Express  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Polokwane

$30 - $38

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Potchefstroom to Polokwane 272.7 miles

$40 - $65

Bus, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Polokwane (PTG) JNB - PTG

$156 - $328

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The cheapest way to get from Potchefstroom to Polokwane is to bus which costs R 430 - R 550 and takes 12 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Potchefstroom to Polokwane is to bus and fly which costs R 2 200 - R 4 800 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potchefstroom to Polokwane. However, there are services departing from Potchefstroom and arriving at Pietersburg via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Potchefstroom and Polokwane is 393 km. The road distance is 436.3 km.

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The best way to get from Potchefstroom to Polokwane without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs R 430 - R 750.

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It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to get from Potchefstroom to Polokwane, including transfers.

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Potchefstroom to Polokwane bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Potchefstroom station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Polokwane Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Potchefstroom to Polokwane is 436 km. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Potchefstroom to Polokwane.

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  • Distance: 245.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 54 min

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

You can take a bus from Potchefstroom to Polokwane via Pretoria in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
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
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Potchefstroom to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
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
Bus from Potchefstroom to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
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
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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

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