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Bus Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg: Trip Overview

Daily Buses
12:20 am - 11:55 pm
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures
Average Ticket Price
Average Bus Trip Duration

Trip Reviews for Pietermaritzburg - Johannesburg

3.3 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg

Ratings and Reviews (37)

Noma Z.October 17, 2020 | 

no further comments

Nompumelelo N.October 17, 2020 | 

The only problem was the heater it was off... Nights are very cold

Ntokozo Z.September 25, 2020 | 

This one sucks

Nelson K.September 12, 2020 | 

They don't attend to customers' calls or emails

Siboniso Julius M.September 11, 2020 | 

Whole trip was on Point but AIR CONDITIOING WAS FREEZING... couldn't even take a nap, please speak to your Drivers about it...

Nomalungelo M.September 10, 2020 | 

Best service

Mbonisi M.August 31, 2020 | 

To many stop on the way

Luyanda M.March 23, 2020 | 

This is a good bus company , they just need to work on the estimated time of arrival

Abegail Zanele M.February 25, 2020 | 

Actual on my way to the bus station I was involved in an accident taxi tyre bust, I got there late , I asked the lady by the reception to put me on the next bus she said no I have to buy another ticket.i found that very stupid because it's the same company why cant they help us if we are in trouble. The next bus was still the same price. Just different times.

Nhlakanipho M.February 17, 2020 | 

Continues to provide great service

Thanda M.February 17, 2020 | 

Comfortable buses but can do with better management with seat allocation

Michelle M.February 14, 2020 | 

Overall I'm satisfied

Mantwa M.February 3, 2020 | 

I always have the best experience

Asanda S.January 15, 2020 | 

Its very good and comfortable but too much air conditioning

Nancy G.January 9, 2020 | 

Bought the ticket on line however the price quoted was diferrent from what was debited from by bank account by R60

Sinakhokonke K.January 7, 2020 | 

A really good bus line. One and only I've been using. I'd recommend it on any day.

Olwakhe S.January 5, 2020 | 

The bus was very small , I was suffocated

Ameer M.January 5, 2020 | 

Good interaction and information, bus was clean and trip was comfortable

Mduduzi M.December 21, 2019 | 

Stop using client like trush bcoz i booked a bus with fully fuctioning facilities but i got budget liner. What a shame guy mxm.

Jayde P.December 2, 2019 | 

I am highly dissatisfied. Want my money refunded

Pamela S.November 27, 2019 | 

My bus was more than 1hour late,stop over we waited for more than one hour whilst other busses were leaving,,absolutely disgusting service!

Deborah O.November 21, 2019 | 

The staff at the InterCape station in Pietermaritzburg took out R1470 from my account instead of R147! They did a return of the funds but it still has not reflected! I am of the belief that this was intentional especially the way he reacted! It was very suspicious. Had I not been paying attention it would have been left at that.

Michael Vusumuzi Y.October 30, 2019 | 

Good service, the only thing I was looking for was a port to charge my phone but I did not find it, maybe I did look at the right place

Audrey M.October 21, 2019 | 

Very comfortable and friendly.

Innocent M.September 29, 2019 | 

Stop being late!!!

Arthur T.September 28, 2019 | 

The bus scheduled for 23:55 arrived an hour late and we were locked outside the station by the stuff telling us that they don’t get paid overtime. We go a puncher and the replacement bus came 4 hours later and it had no heater we had to be in the cold till the sun came up

Nqobile Z.September 19, 2019 | 

Please check if your buses times if they are punctually because it inconviences passangers and affect their safety especially at night

Smangele M.September 2, 2019 | 

too many stops and bus took forever to leave stops

Lavisa L.August 12, 2019 | 

We were not properly informed about the bus being late. Instead the male staff at the office had terrible attitude towards us.

Phindile M.June 27, 2019 | 

Too many bus stop that passenger are unaware of

Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg Buses

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Bus Companies

Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg buses are provided by Greyhound Dreamliner, Intercape, Citiliner Plus and Citiliner.

Stations & Stops

For a bus leaving from Pietermaritzburg, the trip starts at Pietermaritzburg, Pietermaritzburg - Link, Pietermaritzburg (Scottsville Racecourse), Pietermaritzburg (shop 2 Mcdonalds Centre) or Pietermaritzburg (Woodburn Rugby Stadium).

In Johannesburg, your bus travel ends at Park Station, Bethrams or Johannesburg Park Station (Bay21).

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses19
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:20 am - 11:55 pm
Minimum Price$13
Average Ticket Price$25
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus companies on this routeCitiliner, Citiliner, Intercape, Citiliner, Citiliner

Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg Route Map

Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg Route Map

Frequently asked questions on the trip Pietermaritzburg - Johannesburg

How much does a bus ticket from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg cost?

The cheapest average bus price from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg is $25. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

How long is the bus ride from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

The average travel time between Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg is around 6h 45m, although the fastest bus will take about 5h 30m.This is the time it takes to travel the 445 km that separates the two cities.

How many daily bus connections are there between Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg?

The number of buses from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 19 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.

Which bus companies travel from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

When taking the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg, you can travel comfortably and safely with Greyhound Dreamliner, Greyhound Dreamliner, Intercape.

What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

Buses travelling between Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg leave from Pietermaritzburg or Pietermaritzburg - Link and arrive at Park Station, Bethrams, Johannesburg Park Station (Bay21).

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg!

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg, get comfy and count the stars.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!

Will you be returning to Pietermaritzburg by bus?

If you are looking for the return bus journey, check out buses from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg.

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