Pietermaritzburg is one of the most popular destinations travellers visit from the city of Durban. It is the capital city of the KwaZulu-Natal province and is known as the ‘City of Flowers’ due to its abundance of roses and azaleas. Pietermaritzburg is defined by its Victorian architecture and sits at the doorway to the stunning natural landscapes that surround the city and include safari parks and mountain resorts.
Pietermaritzburg is 104 km from King Shaka Airport and 80 km from the city of Durban. There are only two ways of travelling from King Shaka Airport to Pietermaritzburg and there are no public transport options. The only direct method from King Shaka Airport is a taxi or airport shuttle with an average travel time of 80 minutes. The alternative is not a direct transport option and involves having to first travel from King Shaka Airport to Durban Station either by taxi or shared shuttle bus and then taking a coach or bus service to Pietermaritzburg from there. The travel time, excluding any waiting time between connections, will be about 2 hours.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Durban at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.