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How much is Shosholoza Meyl from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein?

How much is Shosholoza Meyl from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein?

R 110 – R 170
Alternatively, Shosholoza Meyl operates a vehicle from Johannesburg Park to Bloemfontein once daily. Tickets cost R 110 – R 170 and the journey takes 6h 55m.

Is the Shosholoza train still running?

Here’s how much you will pay for long-distance trains. The Shosholoza Meyl, which has been dormant for most of the year, has returned to service as of 27 November 2020.

How much is a Shosholoza?

Shosholoza Meyl long-distance passenger trains The Cape Town to Johannesburg train passes the same wonderful scenery as the megabucks Blue Train, but costs only 690 Rand (£33 or $50) including a bed in a 2-berth or 4-berth sleeper.

How do I book Shosholoza Meyl tickets?

Passengers can book online by completing a reservation request form ( The reservation form will go through to a call centre agent. The call centre will process the request then send the reservation reference number to the client.

How much does it cost to go to Bloemfontein from Johannesburg?

Johannesburg to Bloemfontein Flight Price

Cheapest return ticket price US$208 Johannesburg(JNB) ⇒ Bloemfontein(BFN)
Cheapest direct flight price US$169 Johannesburg(HLA) ⇒ Bloemfontein(BFN)
Peak season for travel August US$144
Off-season for travel May US$74

How much is a bus from JHB to Bloemfontein?

How much does a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein cost? The average bus ticket price from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein is $31.

What happened to Shosholoza?

Shosholoza Meyl services were suspended by PRASA following a fatal crash with a goods train on 12th February 2020. A revised service was introduced from 27th November 2020, which due to Covid-19 restrictions limits seating capacity and passengers need to supply their own food, drinks, and bedding.

How long does it take to book a train ticket?

Passengers can book a ticket up to 120 days in advance for all classes and trains. However, in case of some intercity day trains, the ARP (Advance Reservation Period) is less than 60 days. One must be a registered user to IRCTC’s website/app to book tickets and for any type of enquiries.

How do I contact Shosholoza Meyl?

086000 8888 Sales & Reservations: Phone: Contact 086 000 8888 / (+27 11) 774 4555 and speak to one of our friendly consultants. URGENT: No meals and bedding will be available on trains during Covid-19 period. Customers are requested to bring their own food and bedding.

What type of train is the Shosholoza Meyl?

Shosholoza Meyl trains run on the Cape gauge (1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)) Transnet mainline track. The trains are locomotive-pulled. Most routes are completely electrified 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC systems, usually class 6E1 or class 18E locomotives on the 3 kV system and class 7E on the 25 kV system.

Is it safe to travel to Bloemfontein?

Yes, it is safe to visit Bloemfontein, given that you follow all guidelines and take all the necessary precautions. Make sure to get yourself vaccinated before planning a trip, also wear masks at all times, maintain social distance in public places and sanitize your hands regularly.

How long will it take the tour bus to travel from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein if it travels at 80 km h?

The bus traveling length from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein is around 6h 10m.

Where is the Shosholoza Meyl train in South Africa?

The Shosholoza Meyl train arrives at Matjiesfontein Station in the Karoo region South Africa. (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) The Shosholoza Meyl, which has been dormant for most of the year, has returned to service as of 27 November 2020.

How much is the fare for Shosholoza Meyl?

It will be a single class (Tourist/Sleeper) service and the fare will be R 740 per person one way. Shosholoza Meyl & Premier Classe train services are reinstated. Passengers are left stranded when Shosholoza Meyl long-distance train services are suspended due to a dispute between Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa.

When will the Shosholoza Meyl return to South Africa?

Trains have already departed Johannesburg’s Park Station, while travel to and from Cape Town is expected to begin on 4 December. South Africa’s long-distance, intercity passenger train service, the Shosholoza Meyl, lurched back into action on Friday 27 November.

How many passengers were injured in the Bloemfontein crash?

Five passengers are seriously injured, 4 of whom are flown to Bloemfontein and the 5th to N1 City Hospital in Cape Town. Children under 10 years accompanied by an adult in possession of a valid ticket pay half the adult fare.