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There are 2 ways to get from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg by bus or car

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Bus  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg

$24 - $38

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Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg 153 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg is to drive which costs R 330 - R 490 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg is to drive which costs R 330 - R 490 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg. However, there are services departing from Richards Bay and arriving at Pietermaritzburg via Durban. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h.

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The distance between Richards Bay and Pietermaritzburg is 185 km. The road distance is 244.8 km.

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The best way to get from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg without a car is to bus which takes 4h and costs R 340 - R 550.

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It takes approximately 4h to get from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg, including transfers.

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

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Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Pietermaritzburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg is 245 km. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Pietermaritzburg. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg.
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  • Distance: 115.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h

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

You can take a bus from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg via Durban in around 4h.

Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Richards Bay to Durban
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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