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

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Fly  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) JNB - PLZ

$71 - $263

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Bus  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth

$26 - $60

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 59 min

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

$41 - $65

Drive  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth 698.1 miles

$100 - $160

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Port Elizabeth. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h.

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The distance between Pretoria and Port Elizabeth is 947 km. The road distance is 1116.9 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth without a car is to bus which takes 15 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth, including transfers.

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Pretoria to Port Elizabeth bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, depart from Pretoria station.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth is to fly which takes 3 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Pretoria to Port Elizabeth bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Port Elizabeth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Port Elizabeth is 1117 km. It takes approximately 12 h 17 min to drive from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth.

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CemAir, South African Airways, Mango and two other airlines offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport.

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Map of how to get from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth.
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  • Distance: 591.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

What companies run services between Pretoria, South Africa and Port Elizabeth, South Africa?

South African Airways, Mango and three other airlines fly from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth hourly. Alternatively, Eldo Coaches operates a bus from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth once daily. Tickets cost $27 and the journey takes 15 h. Citiliner also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via East London
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $290
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $390
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
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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