There are 4 ways to get from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay by bus, plane or car

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Bus to Johannesburg, fly to Richards Bay  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Richards Bay (RCB) JNB - RCB

$121 - $258

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Bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Richards Bay

$33 - $49

2 alternative options

Bus to Lanseria, fly to Durban, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Potchefstroom to Johannesburg
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR
  3. Take the bus from Ballito to Richards Bay

$97 - $204

Drive  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay 432.1 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay is to bus which costs R 480 - R 750 and takes 12 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay is to bus and fly which costs R 1 700 - R 3 800 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay. However, there are services departing from Potchefstroom and arriving at Richards Bay via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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The distance between Potchefstroom and Richards Bay is 537 km. The road distance is 691.3 km.

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The best way to get from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 25 min and costs R 480 - R 750.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Richards Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Potchefstroom to Richards Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Richards Bay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Potchefstroom to Richards Bay is 691 km. It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to drive from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay.

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  • Distance: 335.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Potchefstroom, South Africa and Richards Bay, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Potchefstroom to Richards Bay via Johannesburg in around 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $210
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
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 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ballito to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
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
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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