Shosholoza Meyl | Shosholoza Meyl Online Bookings                                                               Shosholoza Meyl Skype Contact   Shosholoza Meyl PayPal-Visa-MasterCard-Payment Options  

Tourist Class Timetable and Fares (update, 01 December 2016)

JNB » Durban » JNB | JNB » Port Elizabeth » JNB | JNB » East London » JNB | JNB » Cape Town » JNB

2016 TOURIST CLASS TRAIN ROUTES, SCHEDULES & FARES

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

book now »

Train Journey: 15 hours | JNB-DBN:  3 x p/week | DBN-JNB: 3 x p/week | Fare: R 360 | Peak: 410

Johannesburg » Durban

Durban » Johannesburg

Days running

Fri / Wed / Sun

Days running

Fri / Wed / Sun

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Johannesburg to...

 

18:40 day 1

Durban to...

 

19:15 day 1

Germiston         (R100)

19:03 day 1

19:18 day 1

P'maritzburg     (R130)

21:43 day 1

21:53 day 1

Standerton       (R150)

21:37 day 1

21:51 day 1

Estcourt           (R180)

00:28 day 2

00:33 day 2

Newcastle        (R190)

00:17 day 2

00:27 day 2

Ladysmith         (R180)

01:36 day 2

01:45 day 2

Ladysmith        (R240)

02:35 day 2

02:45 day 2

Newcastle         (R230)

03:57 day 2

04:07 day 2

Estcourt           (R270)

03:46 day 2

03:51 day 2

Standerton       (R290)

06:36 day 2

06:56 day 2

P'maritzburg    (R320)

06:15 day 2

06:32 day 2

Germiston         (R360)

09:07 day 2

09:17 day 2

Durban          (R360)

09:10 day 2

 

Johannesburg (R360)

09:35 day 2

 

Month

December

January

February

March

April

Fares

R 410

R 410

R 360

R 360

Not open yet

Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 (80%)

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

Book now

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

book now »

Train Journey: 20 hours | Frequency:  3 x p/week | Travels: Wed, Fri, Sun | Fare: R 500 | Peak: R 580

Johannesburg » Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth » Johannesburg

Days running

Wed / Fri / Sun

Days running

Wed / Fri / Sun

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Johannesburg to...

 

13:15 day 1

Port Elizabeth to...

 

15:00 day 1

Germiston            (R100)

13:30 day 1

13:50 day 1

Allicedale          (R120)

16:42 day 1

16:47 day 1

Vereeniging         (R120)

14:45 day 1

14:55 day 1

Cookhouse       (R140)

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           (R210)

21:02 day 1

21:17 day 1

Bloemfontein       (R230)

20:20 day 1

20:30 day 1

Nouport            (R210)

22:07 day 1

22:29 day 1

Springfontein      (R280)

23:00 day 1

23:15 day 1

Springfontein    (R270)

01:03 day 2

01:10 day 2

Nouport              (R320)

02:30 day 2

02:35 day 2

Bloemfontein     (R330)

04:26 day 2

04:46 day 2

Rosmead             (R340)

03:20 day 2

03:30 day 2

Virginia             (R380)

06:38 day 2

06:40 day 2

Cradock              (R380)

04:35 day 2

04:45 day 2

Kroonstad         (R410)

07:36 day 2

07:52 day 2

Cookhouse           (R420)

05:45 day 2

06:00 day 2

Vereeniging       (R470)

10:07 day 2

10:10 day 2

Allicedale             (R450)

07:15 day 2

07:25 day 2

Germiston          (R500)

11:06 day 2

11:12 day 2

Port Elizabeth   (R500)

09:15 day 2

 

Johannesburg  (R500)

11:35 day 2

 

Month

December

January

February

March

April

Fares

R 580

R 580

R 500

R 500

Not open yet

Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 (80%)

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

Book now

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

book now »

Train Journey: 20 hours | Frequency: 3 x p/week | Travels: Wed, Fri, Sun | Fare: R 490| Peak: R 560

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         (R100)

17:53 day 1

17:58 day 1

Berlin                  (R110)

09:40 day 1

09:45 day 1

Vereeniging      (R120)

19:00 day 1

19:20 day 1

Stutterheim         (R120)

10:42 day 1

10:47 day 1

Sasolberg         (R120)

19:43 day 1

19:48 day 1

Queenstown        (R160)

13:04 day 1

13:26 day 1

Koppies            (R140)

20:34 day 1

20:36 day 1

Sterkstrom          (R180)

14:16 day 1

14:21 day 1

Kroonstad         (R160)

21:42 day 1

21:50 day 1

Molteno              (R190)

15:03 day 1

15:08 day 1

Henneman        (R170)

22:26 day 1

22:28 day 1

Burgersdorp        (R210)

16:01 day 1

16:28 day 1

Virginia             (R180)

22:44 day 1

22:46 day 1

Bethulie               (R240)

17:45 day 1

17:50 day 1

Theunissen       (R190)

23:14 day 1

23:16 day 1

Springfontein      (R250)

18:46 day 1

19:00 day 1

Bloemfontein    (R230)

00:32 day 2

00:55 day 2

Bloemfontein       (R310)

21:36 day 1

21:56 day 1

Springfontein   (R280)

03:49 day 2

04:15 day 2

Theunissen          (R350)

23:23 day 1

23:25 day 1

Bethulie            (R300)

05:00 day 2

05:03 day 2

Virginia               (R370)

23:52 day 1

23:54 day 1

Burgersdorp     (R330)

06:17 day 2

06:34 day 2

Henneman          (R380)

00:13 day 2

00:15 day 2

Molteno            (R350)

07:25 day 2

07:28 day 2

Kroonstad           (R400)

00:51 day 2

01:10 day 2

Queenstown     (R400)

08:58 day 2

09:12 day 2

Sasolberg            (R450)

02:59 day 2

03:01 day 2

Stutterheim       (R450)

11:43 day 2

11:46 day 2

Vereeniging         (R460)

03:50 day 2

03:25 day 2

Berlin               (R480)

12:39 day 2

12:42 day 2

Germiston            (R490)

04:27 day 2

04:37 day 2

East London    (R490)

13:24 day 2

 

Johannesburg    (R490)

05:01 day 2

 

Month

December

January

February

March

April

Fares

R 560

R 560

R 490

R 490

Not open yet

Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 (80%)

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

Book now  

Tourist Class | Additional (seasonal)

 

*Please note: Additional train schedule for peak periods only

Train Journey: 20 hours | Frequency: see below  | Travels: seasonal | Fare: N/a | Peak: N/a

Johannesburg » Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth » Johannesburg

Days running

seasonal

Days running

seasonal

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Train Station

Arrival

Departure

Johannesburg

 

13:15 day 1

Port Elizabeth

 

15:00 day 1

Port Elizabeth

09:15 day 2

 

Johannesburg

11:35 day 2

 

Month

December

January

February

March

April

Fares

Not scheduled

Not scheduled

Not scheduled

Not scheduled

Not scheduled

Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 (80%)

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

Discontinued

Days running

Discontinued

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

December

January

February

March

April

Fares

No service

No service

No service

No service

No service

Fares are per adult one way / kids 3-9 (80%)

Times/Fares are subject to change without notification

N / A

News & Updates

Information updates?

Timetables, fares and service information updated on:

December 01, 2016

How are fares quoted?

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

Kids,
(ages 3-9) pay 80%, Kids (ages 0-2) travel for free.

Senior citizen
fares; 25% discount, subject to peak season travel periods, age 55+, SA residents with SA ID on Tourist Class trains only.

Peak season
fares; start 09 December to 22 January 2017.

Sep 01, 2016

Port Elizabeth!

Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth was added to the car transport routes in early 2016.

Feb 01, 2016

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 Trains can be booked  one year (12 months) in advance.

May 01, 2016

How much luggage?

On Tourist Class, allowance is made for 25kg luggage p/adult fare paid. Extra luggage must be checked in at the baggage counter for +- R 5 p/kg.

Feb 02, 2016

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.

Feb 02, 2016

Car Transport News!

Car transport route Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth is temporarily out of order for repairs to the loading ramp.

May 01, 2016

Peak season Fares!

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

Feb 02, 2016