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Premier Classe Train Routes ***

The Premier Classe travels on three lines in South Africa offering 6 routes:

Bloemfontein to Cape Town
(Groups Only)
Departs Bloemfontein by Luxury Shuttle: Thursdays at 15:30pm
Departs Kimberley: Thursdays at 23:00pm
Arrives Cape Town: Fridays between 16:16pm and 18:00pm

Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Departs Bloemfontein: Thu,Sat,Mon at 04:46am
Arrives Johannesburg:
Thu,Sat,Mon between 11:35am and 13:30pm

Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth
Departs Bloemfontein: Thu,Sat,Mon at 20:30pm
Arrives Port Elizabeth:
Thu,Sat,Mon between 09:15am and 11:00am

Cape Town to Bloemfontein (Groups Only)
Departs Cape Town: Tuesdays at 09:00am
Departs Kimberley by Luxury Shuttle: Wednesdays at 03:00am
Arrives Bloemfontein: Wednesdays between 05:00am


Cape Town to J
ohannesburg
Departs Cape Town: Tuesdays at 09:00am
Departs Kimberley: Wednesdays at 03:00am
Arrives Johannesburg: Wednesdays between 11:00am and 13:00pm


Cape Town to Kimberley (Groups Only)
Departs Cape Town: Tuesdays at 09:00am
Arrives Kimberley: Wednesdays at 02:40am - 04:00am
Arrives Johannesburg: Wednesdays between 11:00am and 13:00pm


Durban to Johannesburg
(Once a Month)
Departs Johannesburg: Sun: after last Fri of month at 17:30pm
Arrives Johannesburg: Monday between 06:25am and 08:00am

Johannesburg to Cape Town
Departs Johannesburg: Thursdays at 15:00pm
Departs Kimberley: Thursdays at 23:00pm
Arrives Cape Town: Fridays between 16:16pm and 18:00pm

Johannesburg to Durban (Once a Month)
Departs Johannesburg: Last Friday of month at 18:20pm
Arrives Durban: Saturday between 08:30am and 10:00am

Johannesburg to Bloemfontein

Departs Johannesburg: Wed,Fri,Sun at 13:15pm
Arrives Bloemfontein: Wed,Fri,Sun between 20:15pm and 22:00pm

Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Departs Johannesburg: Wed,Fri,Sun at 13:15pm
Departs Bloemfontein:
Wed,Fri,Sun at 20:30pm
Arrives Port Elizabeth: Thu,Sat,Mon between 09:15am and 11:00am

Kimberley to Cape Town (Groups Only)
Departs Kimberley: Thursdays at 23:00pm
Arrives Cape Town: Fridays between 16:16pm and 18:00pm

Kimberley to Johannesburg (Groups Only)
Departs Kimberley: Wednesdays at 03:00am
Arrives Johannesburg: Wednesdays between 11:00am and 13:00pm


Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein

Departs Port Elizabeth: Wed, Fri, Sun at 15:00pm
Arrives Bloemfontein: Thu,Sat,Mon between 04:26am and 06:00am

Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Departs Port Elizabeth: Wed, Fri, Sun at 15:00pm
Departs Bloemfontein: Thu,Sat,Mon at 04:46am
Arrives Johannesburg:
Thu,Sat,Mon between 11:35am and 14:00pm




 

Rail Travel is Still One of the Best Ways to see South Africa...
Meals
The Dining Car is where all meals can be enjoyed while tea time is served in the Premier Classe Lounge Car.

Meals are of a good standard in 1 to 2 sittings depending on how many passengers are on the trip. This is not a luxury service.

Dinner might consist of up to 4 or 5 courses starting with soup, then fish, meat as main course, desert, and ending with coffee.
There is also a reasonable selection of wines, soft drinks etc for sale. (Cash Bar)

Bathrooms
The Premier Classe Train has communal bathrooms at the end of each coach. Bathrooms are kept clean throughout your train journey. 

(Please Note: The Premier Classe does not have bathrooms in compartments. Bathrooms are communal at each end of the coach.
Compartments with bathroom en-suite can be booked on the luxurious Blue Train, Rovos Rail.

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If you are wanting a more affordable train journey, then rather look at the Tourist Class or Seated Class trains have to offer.


Seated Class      Tourist Class      Premier Classe

Premier Classe Train is a Semi-Luxury service similar to 2/3 star.

Excellent quality meals and service for the price you pay.

 

 

The premier service is provided by Shosholoza Meyl, a division of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).
Rail services have been provided to South Africans for over 100 years by: Cape Government Railways (CGR), South African Railways and Harbours (SAR & H), South African Railways (SAR), Spoornet, Transnet, Transnet Freight Rail. Read More...

 

We are blessed to have many different train routes meandering through South Africa. From the semi-dessert Karoo between towns like Maatjiesfontein, De Aar, Beaufort West and Kimberley to sub-tropical cities like Pietermaritzburg and Durban. Train routes with endless horizons contrast with city-scapes and towering cliffs through the Hex River Valley or other mountain-passes. There are even rail routes passing close to the Kruger Park, and other bushveld regions while the route North past Pretoria, Mokopane, Polokwane, Musina follows in the rail road built to try and link Cape Town to Cairo.


PREMIER TRAIN ROUTES:


Bloemfontein >> Cape Town: (Groups Only)
Departs: Thursdays at 16:00am
(Includes: Luxury Shuttle to Kimberley, Dinner at Hotel, night tour through Kimberley's Historic Mine Town)
Freshen up at Cullinan Guest House or similar.
Single Compartment = R2,350 (Price Per Request)
Twin Compartment = R4,700
(Price Per Request)
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Bloemfontein >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Thu, Sat, Mon at 04:46am
Single Compartment = R875
Twin Compartment = R1,750
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Bloemfontein >> Port Elizabeth:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 20:30pm
Single Compartment = R1,510
Twin Compartment = R3,020
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Cape Town >> Bloemfontein:
(Groups Only)
Departs: Thursdays at 09:05am
(Includes: 1 night accommodation, breakfast and luxury shuttle from De Aar to Bloemfontein)
Single Compartment = R2,350 (Price Per Request)
Twin Compartment = R4,700
(Price Per Request)
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Cape Town >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Tue at 09:05
Single Compartment = R3,270
Twin Compartment = R6,540
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request

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Cape Town >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Tue at 09:05
Single Compartment = R3,270
Twin Compartment = R6,540
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request

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Cape Town >> Kimberley:

Departs: Tue at 09:05
Single Compartment = +/-R2,000 (Prices on Request)
Twin Compartment = +/-R4,000
(Prices on Request)
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Durban >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Monthly 1st Sun after JHB >> DBN train at 17:30pm
Single Compartment = R1,290
Twin Compartment = R2,580
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Bloemfontein:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 13:15pm
Single Compartment = R875
Twin Compartment = R1,750
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Bloemfontein:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 13:15pm
Single Compartment = R875
Twin Compartment = R1,750
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Cape Town:

Departs: Thu at 15:00pm
Single Compartment = R3,270
Twin Compartment = R6,540
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Durban:

Departs: Last Fri of each month at 18:20pm
Single Compartment = R1,290
Twin Compartment = R2,580
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Johannesburg >> Kimberley:

Departs: Tue at 09:05
Single Compartment = +/-R800 (Prices on Request)
Twin Compartment = +/-R1,600
(Prices on Request)

Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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J
ohannesburg >> Port Elizabeth:
Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 13:15pm
Single Compartment = R2,405
Twin Compartment = R4,810
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Port Elizabeth >> Bloemfontein:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 15:00pm
Single Compartment = R1,510
Twin Compartment = R3,020
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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Port Elizabeth >> Johannesburg:

Departs: Wed, Fri, Sun at 15:00pm
Single Compartment = R2,405
Twin Compartment = R4,810
Family Compartment  = Price Per Request
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