How to Reach Pretoria - The Easiest Way to Reach Pretoria


N1, N3, N4, N12 and N14 are the national highways leading from all over the country into the city or Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the closes international airport; you can take a taxi to Pretoria from there directly or walk to Isand (1.5kilometres away) and take the metro to the city. Gautrain travels between Pretoria and Johannesburg in 35 minutes at R49. The cheaper (R9) Metro Rail takes longer at 100 minutes.


Minibuses called combis are the favourite local transport option; all trips will cost about R12. Be sure to clarify that you are, in fact, going to be dropped close to where you want to go. Or else look for another combi. Hiring taxis is a good option and there are fairly reliable municipal public buses, once you become familiar with them.

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Modes of Transportation in Pretoria

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Pretoria. The most preferred mode of transport in Pretoria is Car.

Average distance: 23.96 km Average time: 40.17 min

  • Car 89.36%
    Driving 39.57 min Walking 0.24 min Overall average time for 24.06 kms 39.81 min
  • Motorbike 2.13%
    Motorbike 30 min Walking 15 min Overall average time for 14 kms 45 min
  • Walking 4.26%
    Walking 22.5 min Driving 4 min Motorbike 1.5 min Overall average time for 4.5 kms 28 min
  • Train/Metro 2.13%
    Train 30 min Bus 15 min Driving 15 min Waiting 10 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 69 kms 75 min

How to Reach Pretoria from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Centurion to Pretoria 13.03 km 13 mins
Midrand to Pretoria 28.15 km 28 mins
Rayton to Pretoria 34.67 km 34 mins
Benoni to Pretoria 46.14 km 46 mins
Boksburg to Pretoria 47.36 km 47 mins
Johannesburg to Pretoria 51.43 km 51 mins
Alberton to Pretoria 53.58 km 53 mins
Witbank to Pretoria 113.35 km 1 hour 53 mins
Bloemfontein to Pretoria 402.79 km 6 hours 42 mins
Maputo to Pretoria 485.62 km 8 hours 5 mins
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