There are 6 ways to get from Pretoria to Empangeni by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Johannesburg, fly to Richards Bay  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Richards Bay (RCB) JNB - RCB

$123 - $254

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Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Empangeni

$23 - $35

4 alternative options

Fly Lanseria to Durban, bus  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Ballito to Empangeni

$103 - $206

Fly Johannesburg to Durban, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Durban (DUR) JNB - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Ballito to Empangeni

$84 - $220

Train, bus  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Empangeni

$28 - $40

Drive  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Empangeni 392.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Empangeni is to bus which costs R 340 - R 460 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Empangeni is to train and fly which costs R 1 700 - R 3 700 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Empangeni. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and Empangeni is 497 km. The road distance is 627.9 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Empangeni without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 59 min and costs R 400 - R 600.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Pretoria to Empangeni, including transfers.

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Pretoria to Empangeni bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Pretoria 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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Pretoria to Empangeni bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Empangeni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Empangeni is 628 km. It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to drive from Pretoria to Empangeni.

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South African Airways and CemAir offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Richards Bay Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Empangeni. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pretoria to Empangeni.
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  • Distance: 310.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

What companies run services between Pretoria, South Africa and Empangeni, South Africa?

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Empangeni twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
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
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
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
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ballito to Empangeni
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Empangeni
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Empangeni
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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