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

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Bus  •  4 h 7 min

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

$24 - $38

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Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  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 2 h 23 min.

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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 2 h 23 min.

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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 4 h 7 min.

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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 4 h 7 min and costs R 340 - R 550.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min 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 2 h 23 min to drive from Richards Bay to Pietermaritzburg.

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There are 90+ hotels available in Pietermaritzburg. Prices start at $37 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: 4 h 7 min

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 4 h 7 min.

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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
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
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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