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Bus Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg: Trip Overview
See what travelers are saying about the trip from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg
2.9 out of 5 stars
User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg
Ratings and Reviews (750)
Nokwazi G.December 5, 2023
Tokoloho Ntokozo N.December 4, 2023
Nthabiseng S.December 1, 2023
Netshimboni L.December 1, 2023
Nandi N.November 30, 2023
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According to user reports, there are several positive opinions about the service's comfort. It is worth noting that there have been reports of problems such as getting stuck in Macachin and not stopping at the correct station.
Intercape Mainliner Express Pietermaritzburg Johannesburg recent customer reviews
The service was great, the drivers were professional and friendly. we got to Johannesburg on time. However the bus was very cold and had a funny odour from the toilet.
No toilet paper in the toilet. No water to wash your hands and not even any kind of hand wash .The toilet door was faulty, battled to get it closed. Toilet area was very smelly. The airconditioning did not work very well. Don't know if I'll use them again. 😟
I didn't get any justice my bus was at 10:00pm I checked in the bus go and come back and the manager Themba he throws me and my husband out and left us stranded in Park station Johannesburg
According to multiple reviews, customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the bus service due to significant delays and dropping passengers at incorrect locations late at night. These issues seem to be consistent across several reviews.
Intercity Xpress Pietermaritzburg Johannesburg recent customer reviews
What a bad experience, firstly the bus was late, then it had to stop somewhere because it was overheating. There's no aircon in the bus which makes the whole trip unbearable in this heat. Surely the company can do better than this
The worst experience ever. 5 hour trip was 12hours because of bad condition of busses. They need to prioritize servicing and fixing these buses
I was a bad journey I didn't enjoy the bus stuck more than 3 times I arrived so late at night
According to customer reviews, the bus service has been disappointing due to late arrivals. However, it's important to note that all of the reviews mention uncomfortable seats and a bad smell on the buses.
Eagle Liner Pietermaritzburg Johannesburg recent customer reviews
The trip was okay and safe but the bus keeps on waiting for people who are extremely late at the expense of people who arrived earlier.
Your chairs cover are old and some is moving, your bus is very hot, due to the disk of your bus we and wait because of the police almost an hour, no toilets on your bus but there is only bus stop and far .
Instead of 8:35 end up leaving at 11 and the bus gaves us problem and we arrive Johannesburg by 8:00pm
Big Sky offers reliable, affordable transportation between cities in South Africa. To provide convenient travel times to its customers, they have an average of 20 departures per day, with options for direct or connecting trips. With comfortable buses and prices ranging from $13.00 to $80.00, Big Sky is a convenient and affordable way to travel. Their frequently updated schedules make it easy to plan your next road trip or weekend getaway. So sit back, relax, and let Big Sky take care of the driving.
Big Sky Pietermaritzburg Johannesburg recent customer reviews
It have toilet and place to charge on the seats
Comfortable and affordable
The bus was 2h30 minutes late! Staff didn’t communicate prior
LUVALOBROTHERSTRANSPORT is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in South Africa. With about 92 daily departures, the company connects important cities in the country. Their fleet of buses is equipped to provide travelers with a comfortable ride to important destinations. Experienced drivers will ensure safe travels, so you can just sit back and relax. Next time you're planning a trip, consider skipping the hassle of driving and letting LUVALOBROTHERSTRANSPORT take you where you need to go.
LUVALOBROTHERSTRANSPORT Pietermaritzburg Johannesburg recent customer reviews
I did not appreciate the fact that passengers were being squashed while drivers occupy the whole back seat sleeping comfortably, we are the customers they could at least utilize a two-seater,while one driving one uses the two-seaters to rest not the whole back seat, adults with children could go there. another thing bus came late it was cold, there is no station to wait.
Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg Buses
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Information on this bus route
|Earliest and Latest Bus Departures||1:00AM - 11:55PM|
|Average Ticket Price||$23|
|Minimum Trip Duration||5h10m|
|Average Bus Trip Duration||6h45m|
|Distance||275 miles (443 km)|
|Bus Companies on This Route||Intercape, Intercity Xpress, Eagle Liner, Big Sky, LUVALOBROTHERSTRANSPORT|
Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg?
Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station (Bay21), 96 Rissik St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Southgate Shopping Centre, Cnr Rifle Range and Colombine,, Johannesburg,Gauteng,SouthAfrica
Mozambique Touring Serices, 37 Bezuidenhout St, Troyeville, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Frequently asked questions for your trip Pietermaritzburg - Johannesburg
The bus is the best choice to get to Johannesburg without flying. The bus provides a cost-effective, safe, and easy way to travel between the two cities. You also have the choice of using carpooling services.
On average, the trip from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg takes around 6h 45m, but you can get there in as little as 5h 10m with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 276 miles (445 km) that separate the two cities.
The distance separating Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg is 276 miles (445 km).
You can choose from 49 travel times and travel with Intercape, Intercity Xpress and Eagle Liner. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg may vary. Busbud can make your trip from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your needs and budget. It's that easy!
The bus service operates between 1:00 AM and 11:55 PM.
The majority of buses traveling from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg start their journey at Pietermaritzburg and wind up at Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station. These are the main pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you could find others that could be a better fit for your travel plans.
Go for the bus if you want the most cost-effective way to travel this route. With prices starting at $8, you won't find a cheaper way to get there.
You can expect to pay around $23 for a bus ticket. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $8 and $80, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.
Once in Johannesburg, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Soweto, Gold Reef City, Wonder Cave, Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam and Liliesleaf.
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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg, as early as possible.
You can expect to pay from $11 to $59 for a bus ticket from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $11 which is on 2023-12-07.
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 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.
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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.
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Popular Buses Connecting Pietermaritzburg
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Popular Buses Connecting Johannesburg
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