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

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Train, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Welkom Greyhound

$22 - $33

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Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Welkom

$16 - $24

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Welkom 194.6 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Bloemfontein (BFN) JNB - BFN
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Welkom

$103 - $227

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Welkom. Services depart four times a day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and Welkom is 287 km. The road distance is 311.4 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Welkom without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from Pretoria to Welkom, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Bloemfontein Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Welkom is 311 km. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Pretoria to Welkom.

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

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There are 22+ hotels available in Welkom. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pretoria to Welkom.
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  • Distance: 179.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

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

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Welkom twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h 45 min. Citiliner also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
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 - $11
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 Welkom
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Welkom
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Welkom
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Welkom
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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