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There are 7 ways to get from Pretoria to Gweru by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Greyhound ZA, train  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Mpopoma to Gweru

Cheapest option

Fly to Harare, train  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Harare (HRE) JNB - HRE
  2. Take the train from Harare to Gweru

$143 - $493

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  22 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Masvingo
  3. Take the train from Masvingo to Gweru

Bus Citiliner, train  •  24 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Gwanda
  2. Take the train from Gwanda to Bulawayo
  3. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru

Bus, train via Musina  •  24 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
  2. Take the bus from Mokopane to Musina
  3. Take the train from Beit Bridge to Bulawayo
  4. Take the train from Bulawayo to Gweru

Drive  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Gweru 550 miles

$80 - $130

Fly to Bulawayo, train  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Bulawayo (BUQ) JNB - BUQ
  2. Take the train from Mpopoma to Gweru

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The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Gweru is to drive which costs R 1 200 - R 1 800 and takes 10 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Gweru is to drive which costs R 1 200 - R 1 800 and takes 10 h 28 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and Gweru is 720 km. The road distance is 879.9 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Gweru without a car is to bus and train which takes 17 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 39 min to get from Pretoria to Gweru, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Gweru is 880 km. It takes approximately 10 h 28 min to drive from Pretoria to Gweru.

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Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Bulawayo Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Gweru. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pretoria to Gweru.
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  • Distance: 449.8 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 39 min

What companies run services between Pretoria, South Africa and Gweru, Zimbabwe?

There is no direct connection from Pretoria to Gweru. However, you can take the bus to Bulawayo, take the taxi to Mpopoma, then take the train to Gweru. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Pretoria to Gweru via Park, Johannesburg, Masvingo, and Masvingo in around 22 h 57 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Fastjet
Website
fastjet.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare via Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Johannesburg to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Harare
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Mpopoma to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Masvingo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Gwanda to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Bulawayo to Gweru
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Beit Bridge to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Gweru
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
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
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Gwanda
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Masvingo
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Gwanda
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Mokopane to Musina
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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