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There are 4 ways to get from Pretoria to Richards Bay by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Richards Bay (RCB) JNB - RCB

$113 - $241

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Bus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Richards Bay

$24 - $35

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Richards Bay

$29 - $45

Drive  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Richards Bay 405.3 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Richards Bay is to bus which costs R 340 - R 470 and takes 11 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Richards Bay is to train and fly which costs R 1 600 - R 3 500 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Richards Bay. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 45 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and Richards Bay is 509 km. The road distance is 648.5 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Richards Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 24 min and costs R 410 - R 650.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Pretoria to Richards Bay, including transfers.

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Pretoria to Richards Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Pretoria station.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Richards Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Pretoria to Richards Bay bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Richards Bay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Richards Bay is 648 km. It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to drive from Pretoria to Richards Bay.

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  • Distance: 318 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Pretoria, South Africa and Richards Bay, South Africa?

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Richards Bay twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 11 h 45 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $280
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $370
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
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 Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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

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There are 43+ hotels available in Richards Bay. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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