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There are 5 ways to get from Witbank to Potchefstroom by bus, train, car train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from EMalahleni to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$25 - $43

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Car train, train, bus  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the car train from Witbank to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$19 - $34

3 alternative options

Bus Citiliner  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from EMalahleni to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Potchefstroom

$22 - $31

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Witbank to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

Drive  •  3h 2m

  1. Drive from Witbank to Potchefstroom 162.8 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Witbank to Potchefstroom is to car train and train and bus which costs R 260 - R 500 and takes 5h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Witbank to Potchefstroom is to drive which costs R 360 - R 550 and takes 3h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Witbank to Potchefstroom. However, there are services departing from EMalahleni and arriving at Potchefstroom via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 40m.

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The distance between Witbank and Potchefstroom is 233 km. The road distance is 260.5 km.

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The best way to get from Witbank to Potchefstroom without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 15m and costs R 360 - R 650.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Witbank to Potchefstroom, including transfers.

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Witbank to Potchefstroom bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from EMalahleni station.

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Witbank to Potchefstroom bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Potchefstroom station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Witbank to Potchefstroom is 261 km. It takes approximately 3h 2m to drive from Witbank to Potchefstroom.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Potchefstroom. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Witbank to Potchefstroom.
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  • Distance: 145.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

What companies run services between Witbank, South Africa and Potchefstroom, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Witbank to Potchefstroom via Pretoria in around 4h 40m.

Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Witbank to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$3 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from EMalahleni to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Witbank to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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