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There are 4 ways to get from Pretoria to Empangeni by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly  •  3h 26m

  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  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Empangeni

$23 - $35

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 59m

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

$28 - $45

Drive  •  6h 44m

  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 11h 20m.

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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 3h 26m.

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

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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 10h 59m and costs R 390 - R 650.

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It takes approximately 3h 26m 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 1h 10m.

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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 6h 44m to drive from Pretoria to Empangeni.

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  • Distance: 310.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 26m

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 11h 20m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $270
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39m
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 Johannesburg to Empangeni
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Empangeni
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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

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There are 47+ hotels available in Empangeni. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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