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How to Get to Pretoria

How to Get to Pretoria by Air

OR Tambo International Airport lies to the north east of Johannesburg and about 55 km from Pretoria city centre. OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International Airport), has flights to Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and other major cities as well as many other African destinations.

How to Get to Pretoria by Rail

Pretoria is connected to all the major cities with the help of the inter city rail service, and the new Gautrain service. Pretoria Station is a departure point for the luxury Blue Train for Johannesburg and Cape Town. There are trains to Nelspruit via Pretoria (Komati), Cape Town (28 hours) via Kimberly (Trans Karoo) and Polokwane (Bosvelder).

How to Get to Pretoria by Bus

The highway system in South Africa is really good so one can easily travel by N1 that runs through Pretoria. It is best to hire a car to travel to Pretoria.

Getting Around Pretoria

Shuttle buses operate between JLA and Pretoria all day with frequent services at nominal price. Also, there is an extensive network of local buses running throughout the city. Taxis are easily available at Church Square and Van der Walt Sts and on the corner of Pretorius and Paul Kruger Sts.

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