Select from 4 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Newcastle

$21 - $29

Cheapest option

Train, car train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Newcastle

$13 - $22

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 26 min

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

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Newcastle 213.7 miles

$30 - $50

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

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Newcastle once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $29 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pretoria to Newcastle via Park and Johannesburg in around 7 h 26 min.

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
$6 - $12
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$13 - $18
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Pretoria and Newcastle is 283 km. The road distance is 342 km.

The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Newcastle is to train and car train which costs R 160 - R 290 and takes 7 h 26 min.

The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Newcastle is to drive which takes 3 h 40 min and costs R 410 - R 600.

No, there is no direct train from Pretoria to Newcastle. However, there are services departing from Pretoria and arriving at Newcastle via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 26 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Newcastle. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

The bus from Pretoria to Newcastle takes 6 h 5 min including transfers and departs once daily.