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Today5 Dec
from £13
Tomorrow6 Dec
from £13
Thu7 Dec
from £17
Fri8 Dec
from £13
Sat9 Dec
from £13
Sun10 Dec
from £13
Mon11 Dec
from £15
Tue12 Dec
from £15

Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

21:00
7h
04:00
Johannesburg - Park Station, 96 Rissik St.
Cheapest
Pietermaritzburg - Pietermaritzburg
Cheapest
20:15
6h50m
03:05
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
2nd Cheapest
Pietermaritzburg - PIETERMARITZBURG - SHOP 2 MCDONALDS CENTRE , BURGER STREET, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3201
2nd Cheapest
21:00
5h45m
02:45
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
Fastest
Pietermaritzburg - PIETERMARITZBURG - SHOP 2 MCDONALDS CENTRE , BURGER STREET, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3201
Fastest
20:15
6h5m
02:20
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
Pietermaritzburg - PIETERMARITZBURG - SHOP 2 MCDONALDS CENTRE , BURGER STREET, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3201
22:00
6h15m
04:15
Johannesburg - Park Station, 96 Rissik St.
Pietermaritzburg - PIETERMARITZBURG - Mc Donalds Centre
Bus Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg: Trip Overview

Bus Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg: Trip Overview

Average ticket price£20
Average bus trip duration6h 35m
Number of daily buses48
Earliest bus departure07:30
Distance275 miles
Latest bus departure23:15
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3.0 out of 5 stars

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

Ratings and Reviews (643)

There was nothing to enjoy. The bus left almost an hour late. Stopped at too many places. The seats di not recline. Just no apology from anyone

Raija H.

4 December 2023
Loved the hospitality from drivers but I was not satisfied with the route we went through, lot of stops which were not mentioned on the bus trip as I checked on the app

Elvis T.

3 December 2023
Delayed service by over 1.5 hours. Driver were experienced and good.. Terminus experience is not for feint hearted as too much confusion and lots of shouting

Rodney J.

2 December 2023
I didn’t enjoy anything. The bus was scheduled to leave at 08:45am, only left the station at 10:00am. To make things worse we go stopped by traffic cops, only to discover the permit had expired in September so the bus isn’t going anywhere. No one was letting us know what’s going on. After about an hour and a half later, only then a plan was made for a passing bus to take only 19 out of 52 people. We hadn’t even passed Harrismith, we were starving and the sun was boiling hot. We only got to Pietermaritzburg after 20:00 pm. I have never been so annoyed in my life. This is so unprofessional, we weren’t even compensated for the inconvenience, no apologies were made nothing.

Nandi N.

1 December 2023
The driver was very accommodating and helpful. He explained all protocols and he was open to getting questions from passengers.

Hlengiwe M.

30 November 2023
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Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses48
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures07:30 - 23:15
Minimum Price£13
Average Ticket Price£20
Minimum Trip Duration4h6m
Average Bus Trip Duration6h35m
Distance275 miles
Bus companies on this routeIntercape, Intercity Xpress, Eagle Liner, Big Sky, Africa Passenger Motors
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Johannesburg - Pietermaritzburg

The average bus ticket price from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg is £20. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg 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!

The average travel time between Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg is around 6h 35m, although the fastest bus will take about 4h 6m. This is the time it takes to travel the 276 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of buses from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 48 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the bus from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg, you can travel comfortably and safely with Intercape, Intercity Xpress, Eagle Liner.

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
03/12
£15
04/12
£14
Today
£12
06/12
£13
07/12
£17
08/12
£13
09/12
£13
10/12
£13
The cheapest trip from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg was searched and found on 5 Dec 2023 with a price of £12

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from £12 to £60 for a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at £13, which is on 2023-12-06.

Usually MAINLINER will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

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 Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg!

From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you’re bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg.

Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

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.

The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

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