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

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Train, bus, drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Paulpietersburg
  3. Drive from Paulpietersburg to Pongola

$32 - $48

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Train, bus, drive via Ermelo  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Ermelo
  3. Take the bus from Ermelo to Piet Retief
  4. Drive from Piet Retief to Pongola

$42 - $63

Drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Pongola 274.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Richards Bay, drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Richards Bay (RCB) JNB - RCB
  2. Drive from Richards Bay to Pongola

$122 - $258

Fly to Nelspruit, drive  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Nelspruit (MQP) JNB - MQP
  2. Drive from Nelspruit to Pongola

$137 - $338

Fly to Maputo, drive  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Maputo (MPM) JNB - MPM
  2. Drive from Maputo to Pongola

$113 - $223

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Pongola is to train and bus and drive which costs R 450 - R 700 and takes 9 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Pongola is to drive which costs R 600 - R 900 and takes 5 h 39 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and Pongola is 386 km. The road distance is 439 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Pretoria to Pongola, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Pongola is 439 km. It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to drive from Pretoria to Pongola.

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

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There are 12+ hotels available in Pongola. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pretoria to Pongola.
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  • Distance: 241.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 8 min

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

There is no direct connection from Pretoria to Pongola. However, you can take the train to Park, take the walk to Johannesburg, take the bus to Paulpietersburg, then take the drive to Pongola. Alternatively, you can take the train to Park, take the walk to Johannesburg, take the bus to Ermelo, take the bus to Piet Retief, then take the drive to Pongola.

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 Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $440
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 Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
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
$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 Paulpietersburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Ermelo
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ermelo to Piet Retief
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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