There are 4 ways to get from Pretoria to Polokwane by bus, car, train 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  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg Gjh1304 / ...

$16 - $24

3 alternative options

Bus Citiliner  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
  2. Take the bus from Mokopane to Polokwane

$23 - $32

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Polokwane 165.5 miles

$25 - $40

Train, fly  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Polokwane (PTG) JNB - PTG

$147 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Polokwane is to bus which costs R 210 - R 320 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Polokwane is to drive which takes 2 h 53 min and costs R 340 - R 500.

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The distance between Pretoria and Polokwane is 242 km. The road distance is 265 km.

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The bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg takes 3 h 50 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Pietersburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

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

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Polokwane 3 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
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
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Mokopane to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
9 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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