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Premier Classe Luxury Train Travel, fares and tickets in South Africa
Johannesburg to Cape Town | Johannesburg to Durban

Route
Adults
Child
(3 - 9 )
Sedan
< 1.5m
4 X 4
1.5 - 1.9m
Frequency
Day
ETD
ETA
Next Day
JHB -CPT ZAR 3740 ZAR 2992 ZAR 3500 ZAR 4880 1 Train per week Thurs 15H00 16H16
CPT - JHB ZAR 3740 ZAR 2992 ZAR 3500 ZAR 4880 1 Train per week Tues 09H05 11H03
             
JHB - DBN ZAR 1230 ZAR 615 ZAR 2660 ZAR 2660 1 Train per week Thurs 18H20 08H45
DBN - JHB ZAR 1230 ZAR 615 ZAR 2660 ZAR 2660 1 Train per week Sun 17H30 07H10
             

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Route
Adults
Child
(3 - 9 )
Sedan
< 1.5m
4 X 4
1.5 - 1.9m
Frequency
Day
ETD
ETA
Next Day
JHB -CPT ZAR 3910 ZAR 1705 ZAR3760 ZAR 5110 1 Train per week Thurs 15H00 16H16
CPT - JHB ZAR 3910 ZAR 1705 ZAR 3760 ZAR 5110 1 Train per week Tues 09H05 11H03

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South Africa premier classe train routes, tickets and group packages specials from ZAR 3,210 meals inclusive per person for a single journey between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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Good value for South African luxury train enthusiasts Premier Classe De Luxe train ticket prices per person ZAR 3,120.

  

The train is the modern version of the Transkaroo Train servicing the busy Cape Town & Johannesburg line.

Children under 9 years pay Half Price! This 4 star service offers a great alernative to flying, or driving, between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Luxury train travel in South Africa has many options compared to other luxury rail options around the world. The entry level to luxury train travel in South Africa is accessible to people or groups with a wide variety of requirement. This Premier Classe Train is perfect for those who do not want to pay top dollar, but yet have a more luxury service than the standard Shosholoza Meyl. This is not the Blue Train but you will enjoy the value. Discuss your specific requirements with us to advise you on the appropriate South African train if you are not sure.

 

itinerary Premier Classe Train: Jo'burg to Cape Town

  

  • The Premier Classe departs from Johannesburg to Cape Town every Thursday .
  • Duration of the trip is approximately 25 hours.

  

  • 14:00  Guests convene at the Premier Class lounge at Johannesburg station for pre-departure tea and coffee
  • 15:00  Depart from Johannesburg station with welcoming drinks and snacks served in the Lounge Car
  • 19:10  Dinner in the Dining Car

En-Route Friday & Monday's

  

  • 07:00  Early morning tea or coffee on request
  • 09:00  Breakfast
  • 10:00  Morning tea in the Lounge Car or your room
  • 12:30  Lunch
  • 15:30  High tea in the Lounge Car or in the comfort of your room
  • 16:16  The train arrives in Cape Town   

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(JHB to CPT every Thursday ; CPT to JHB every Tuesday.)

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Step into the Old World with the Premier Classe Train

 

This is a safe method to travel and train staff work hard to please their clients on this day long journey. History buffs will have a great time viewing quite a number of Anglo-Boer war block houses en route to Beaufort West. The Lord Milner Hotel reminds of an era of enterprise and Karoo development in Matjesfontein. A good 3-course lunch while traveling through big sky country is just what the doctor ordered. Birders will be pleasantly surprised to learn that the Blue crane, and national bird of South Africa, now dines in the Karoo fields as well. Suites are well appointed with all necessary trimming befitting a train of this class. Beds are comfortable and have sufficient width not to feel squashed for the star gazing journey into dreamland! Couples, groups, and singles all enjoy the luxury of train travel by having their own sleeper compartment.

 

The lounge car is the place to be if you enjoy sharing a few stories with fellow passengers and friends. A selection of local wines, beer, sparkling wine, as well as a good representation of the house of Walker!

Coffee in bed is a great way to start the day and Breakfast is served at a reasonable hour.

This is a great way to travel between Cape Town and Johannesburg, in either direction, when you have 26 hours to spare!

 

Itinerary for the Premier Classe Train (previously known as Transkaroo Train)
as well as schedules, fares, and tickets

itinerary Premier Classe Train: Johannesburg to Cape Town

  

  • The Premier Classe departs from Johannesburg to Cape Town every Thursday .
  • Duration of the trip is approximately 25 hours.   

  

  • 14:00  Guests convene at the Premier Class lounge at Johannesburg station for pre-departure tea and coffee
  • 15:00  Depart from Johannesburg station with welcoming drinks and snacks served in the Lounge Car
  • 19:10  Dinner in the Dining Car  

En-Route Friday & Monday's

  

  • 07:00  Early morning tea or coffee on request
  • 09:00  Breakfast
  • 10:00  Morning tea in the Lounge Car or your room
  • 12:30  Lunch
  • 15:30  High tea in the Lounge Car or in the comfort of your room
  • 16:16  The train arrives in Cape Town   

  

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Cape Town to Johannesburg Schedule

  

  • Returning from Cape Town to Johannesburg every Tuesday.  
  • Duration of the trip is approximately 25 hours.   

 

  • 08:00  Guests convene at the Premier Classe lounge at Cape Town station for pre-departure tea and coffee
  • 09:05  Depart from Cape Town station with welcoming drinks and snacks in the Lounge Car
  • 12:30  Lunch
  • 15:30  High tea in the Lounge Car or in the comfort of your room
  • 19:10  Dinner in the Dining Car

En-Route Wednesday / Sunday's

 

  • 07:00  Early morning tea or coffee is served on request
  • 09:00  Breakfast
  • 10:00  Morning tea in the Lounge Car or your room
  • 11:03  The train arrives in Johannesburg

Premier Classe: Johannesburg to Durban Train Trip

 

 

  • Departure Johannesburg to Durban
  • Duration approximate 14 hours

  

  • 17:30  Guests check in at the Premier Class lounge at Johannesburg station for pre-departure tea and coffee
  • 18:20  Depart Johannesburg With welcoming drinks and snacks
  • 19:00  Dinner is served in the Dining Car

En-Route Saturday Schedule

  

  • 06:30 Early morning tea or coffee is served on request
  • 07:00 Breakfast is served in the Dining Car
  • NEXT MORNING
  • 08:30 The train arrives in Durban  

  

Durban to Johannesburg Train Schedule

  

  • Departure Durban to Johannesburg every Sunday
  • Duration approximate 14 hours

  

  • 16:30 Guests check in at the Sales and Reservations office at Durban station where after you will be escorted to the train.
  • 17:00 Pre-departure tea and coffee will be served inside the train next to the platform
  • 17:30 Train Departs from Durban Station with welcoming drinks and snacks
  • 19:10  Dinner

En Route Monday

 

  • 05:00 Early morning tea or coffee is served on request
  • 06:00 Breakfast is served in the Dining Car
  • 07:10 Train arrives in Johannesburg

      

Johannesburg - Cape Town - Johannesburg

One way Train Tickets and Fare for the Premier train line, previously known as Transkaroo Train Ticket Prices & Bookings

Johannesburg - Durban - Johannesburg

One Way train Tickets and Fare for the Premier train line, previously known as Transkaroo Train - prices and bookings

Premier Classe price, frequency, & reservations - 2015 Updated 7th July 2015

  • Johannesburg to Cape Town every Thursday.
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  • Cape Town to Johannesburg every Tuesday.
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  • Adults - including all meals, coffee, tea, and snacks.
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  • Children (under 9) pays 50% of the adult rate.
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  • Babies (2 years and younger) - no fee.
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  • Prices may change without warning.
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  • All prices are per single journey.
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  • Prices are for single and sharing rate.
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  • Reference numbers will be provided for provisional bookings.
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  • Confirmation documents will be sent when payment has been made.
  • Adults - ZAR 3,120 including all meals, coffee tea, and snacks.
  •  

  • Children (under 9) pays 50% of adult rate.
  •  

  • Babies (2 years and younger) - no fee.
  •  

  • Price and frequency may change without warning.
  • All prices are per single journey.
  •  

  • Price are for single and sharing rate.
  •  

  • Reference numbers will be provided for provisional bookings.
  •  

  • Confirmation documents will be sent when payment has been made.
  •   

    Train tickets & Fares include all meals, morning tea or coffee in the Departure Lounge, afternoon high tea or coffee, accommodation and bedding.

      

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