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

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Bus, taxi  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Britstown Greyhound
  2. Take a taxi from Britstown to De Aar

$66 - $84

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Train, car train  •  16 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg Park to Springfontein
  3. Take the car train from Springfontein to De Aar

$21 - $34

3 alternative options

Train  •  14 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to De Aar

Drive  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to De Aar 509.6 miles

$75 - $120

Fly, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Kimberley (KIM) JNB - KIM
  2. Take the train from Kimberley to De Aar

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No, there is no direct train from Pretoria to De Aar. However, there are services departing from Pretoria and arriving at De Aar via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 14 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and De Aar is 682 km. The road distance is 815.3 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to De Aar without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 10 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to get from Pretoria to De Aar, including transfers.

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Pretoria to De Aar train services, operated by Gautrain, depart from Pretoria station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Kimberley Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Pretoria to De Aar train services, operated by Premier Classe, arrive at De Aar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to De Aar is 815 km. It takes approximately 8 h 17 min to drive from Pretoria to De Aar.

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South African Airways, Airlink and CemAir offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Kimberley Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in De Aar. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pretoria to De Aar.
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  • Distance: 426 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Pretoria to De Aar via Park and Johannesburg in around 14 h 14 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Kimberley
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Kimberley
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $270
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Kimberley
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to De Aar
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Kimberley to De Aar
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from Johannesburg Park to Springfontein
Ave. Duration
9 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$17 - $24
Car train from Springfontein to De Aar
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Britstown
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Britstown to De Aar
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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