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Tourist Class Timetable and Fares (last update, 27 November 2014)

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2014 TOURIST CLASS TRAIN ROUTES, SCHEDULES & FARES

Tourist Class | JNB » DBN » JNB (running as scheduled)

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Train Journey: 15 hours | Frequency:  2 x p/week | Travels: Fri, Sun | Fare: R 330 | Peak: R 590

Johannesburg » Durban

Durban » Johannesburg

Days running

Friday & Sunday

Days running

Friday & Sunday

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Johannesburg to...

 

18:40 day 1

Durban to...

 

19:15 day 1

Germiston         (R 90)

19:03 day 1

19:18 day 1

P'maritzburg     (R120)

21:43 day 1

21:53 day 1

Standerton       (R130)

21:37 day 1

21:51 day 1

Estcourt           (R150)

00:28 day 2

00:33 day 2

Newcastle        (R180)

00:17 day 2

00:27 day 2

Ladysmith         (R170)

01:36 day 2

01:45 day 2

Ladysmith        (R220)

02:35 day 2

02:45 day 2

Newcastle         (R210)

03:57 day 2

04:07 day 2

Estcourt           (R250)

03:46 day 2

03:51 day 2

Standerton       (R260)

06:36 day 2

06:56 day 2

P'maritzburg    (R290)

06:15 day 2

06:32 day 2

Germiston         (R330)

09:07 day 2

09:17 day 2

Durban          (R330)

09:10 day 2

 

Johannesburg (R330)

09:35 day 2

 

Month

November

December

January

February

March

Fares

R 330

R 590

R 590 | R330

R 330 | 90 days

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Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 half price fare

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

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Tourist Class | JNB » DBN » JNB (discontinued)

 

*Please note: This daytime train was discontinued on 01 April 2014*

Train Journey: 13 hours | Frequency: Once per week | Departs: Friday | Returns: Sunday | Fare: N/A | Peak: N/A

Johannesburg » Durban

Durban » Johannesburg

Days running

Friday

Days running

Sunday

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Johannesburg

 

07:00 day 1

Durban

 

07:25 day 1

Durban

20:35 day 1

 

Johannesburg

20:45 day 1

 

Month

November

December

January

February

March

Fares

No service

No service

No service

No service

No service

Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 half price fare

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

N / A

Tourist Class | CPT » DBN » CPT (discontinued)

 

Train Journey: 38 hours | Frequency: Once per week | Travels: Mon & (Wed return) | Fare: N/A (not available)

Cape Town » Durban

Durban » Cape Town

Days running

Monday

Days running

Wednesday

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Cape Town

 

18:50 day 1

Durban

 

18:30 day 1

Durban

08:10 day 3

Cape Town

07:45 day 3

 

Month

November

December

January

February

March

Fares

No service

No service

No service

No service

No service

Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 half price fare

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

N / A

Tourist Class | JNB » PE » JNB (running as scheduled)

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Train Journey: 20 hours | Frequency:  2 x p/week | Travels: Fri, Sun | Fare: R 450 | Peak: R 730

Johannesburg » Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth » Johannesburg

Days running

Friday & Sunday

Days running

Friday & Sunday

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Johannesburg to...

 

13:15 day 1

Port Elizabeth to...

 

15:00 day 1

Germiston            (R110)

13:30 day 1

13:50 day 1

Allicedale          (R130)

16:42 day 1

16:47 day 1

Vereeniging         (R130)

14:45 day 1

14:55 day 1

Cookhouse       (R150)

18:16 day 1

18:23 day 1

Kroonstad           (R160)

17:15 day 1

17:25 day 1

Cradock           (R170)

19:25 day 1

19:32 day 1

Virginia               (R180)

18:18 day 1

18:25 day 1

Rosmead           (R200)

21:02 day 1

21:17 day 1

Bloemfontein       (R220)

20:20 day 1

20:30 day 1

Nouport            (R210)

22:07 day 1

22:29 day 1

Springfontein      (R260)

23:00 day 1

23:15 day 1

Springfontein    (R260)

01:03 day 2

01:10 day 2

Nouport              (R300)

02:30 day 2

02:35 day 2

Bloemfontein     (R320)

04:26 day 2

04:46 day 2

Rosmead             (R320)

03:20 day 2

03:30 day 2

Virginia             (R350)

06:38 day 2

06:40 day 2

Cradock             (R350)

04:35 day 2

04:45 day 2

Kroonstad         (R380)

07:36 day 2

07:52 day 2

Cookhouse         (R350)

05:45 day 2

06:00 day 2

Vereeniging       (R430)

10:07 day 2

10:10 day 2

Allicedale             (R410)

07:15 day 2

07:25 day 2

Germiston          (R440)

11:06 day 2

11:12 day 2

Port Elizabeth   (R450)

09:15 day 2

 

Johannesburg  (R450)

11:35 day 2

 

Month

November

December

January

February

March

Fares

R 450

R 730

R 730 | R 450

R 450 | 90 days

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Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 half price fare

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

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Tourist Class | JNB » EL » JNB (running as scheduled)

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Train Journey: 20 hours | Frequency: 3 x p/week | Travels: Wed, Fri, Sun | Fare: R 440 | Peak: R 710

Johannesburg » East London

East London » Johannesburg

Days running

Wed / Fri / Sun

Days running

Wed / Fri / Sun

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Johannesburg to...

 

17:30 day 1

East London to...

 

09:00 day 1

Germiston         (R90)

17:53 day 1

17:58 day 1

Berlin                  (R100)

09:40 day 1

09:45 day 1

Vereeniging      (R100)

19:00 day 1

19:20 day 1

Stutterheim         (R110)

10:42 day 1

10:47 day 1

Sasolberg         (R110)

19:43 day 1

19:48 day 1

Queenstown        (R140)

13:04 day 1

13:26 day 1

Koppies            (R120)

20:34 day 1

20:36 day 1

Sterkstrom          (R160)

14:16 day 1

14:21 day 1

Kroonstad         (R140)

21:42 day 1

21:50 day 1

Molteno              (R170)

15:03 day 1

15:08 day 1

Henneman        (R150)

22:26 day 1

22:28 day 1

Burgersdorp        (R190)

16:01 day 1

16:28 day 1

Virginia             (R160)

22:44 day 1

22:46 day 1

Bethulie               (R210)

17:45 day 1

17:50 day 1

Theunissen       (R170)

23:14 day 1

23:16 day 1

Springfontein      (R230)

18:46 day 1

19:00 day 1

Bloemfontein    (R200)

00:32 day 2

00:55 day 2

Bloemfontein       (R280)

21:36 day 1

21:56 day 1

Springfontein   (R250)

03:49 day 2

04:15 day 2

Theunissen          (R320)

23:23 day 1

23:25 day 1

Bethulie            (R270)

05:00 day 2

05:03 day 2

Virginia               (R330)

23:52 day 1

23:54 day 1

Burgersdorp     (R300)

06:17 day 2

06:34 day 2

Henneman          (R340)

00:13 day 2

00:15 day 2

Molteno            (R320)

07:25 day 2

07:28 day 2

Kroonstad           (R360)

00:51 day 2

01:10 day 2

Queenstown     (R350)

08:58 day 2

09:12 day 2

Sasolberg            (R400)

02:59 day 2

03:01 day 2

Stutterheim       (R400)

11:43 day 2

11:46 day 2

Vereeniging         (R410)

03:50 day 2

03:25 day 2

Berlin               (R430)

12:39 day 2

12:42 day 2

Germiston            (R440)

04:27 day 2

04:37 day 2

East London    (R440)

13:24 day 2

 

Johannesburg    (R440)

05:01 day 2

 

Month

November

December

January

February

March

Fares

R 440

R 710

R 710 | R 440

R 440 | 90 days

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Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 half price fare

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

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News & Updates

Information updates?

Timetables, fares and service information is updated regularily.

November 27, 2014

How are fares quoted?

Fares are quoted per adult, single fare, one way journey.

Kids,
ages (3-9) half price,
Kids ages (0-2) travel for free.

Senior citizen
fares; 25% discount, subject to peak season travel periods, age 60+, applicable to SA residents with SA ID on Tourist Class only.

Peak season
fares; start 01 December to 18 January 2015.

Oct 01, 2014

Port Elizabeth/ Durban!

The Premier Classe trains on route Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg - Durban have been cancelled.
Timetable & fares»

Nov 27, 2014

Cape Town » Durban?

The Tourist Class train on route DBN-CPT-DBN was discontinued.

Feb 26, 2013

How far in advance...?

Tourist Class trains can only be booked three month (90 days) in advance. *except in peak season

Premier Classe Cape Town can be booked one year (12 month) in advance.

Nov 27, 2014

How much luggage?

Allowance is for 25kg luggage p/adult fare paid. Extra luggage to be checked in at the baggage counter for +- R 5 p/kg.

Nov 27, 2014

Train Routes?

All Tourist Class and Premier Classe train routes are listed with schedule, times and ticket price on this website. Booking in advance is essential.

Nov 27, 2014

Tourist Class News!

The Wednesday Tourist Class trains on route Johannesburg - Durban and Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth have been cancelled.

Nov 27, 2014

Peak season Fares!

Peak season fares are usually applied from the end of November to the middle of January. (+- 9% increase)

Mar 20, 2014