Is Premier Classe train running?
The Premier Classe train is no longer running and we are not sure at this time when it will be available to book again.
Is the blue train still running?
The Blue Train has announced that it will be resuming its full operations after a temporary shutdown due to the COVID-19 second wave alert in December 2020, and a partial offering in January 2021 in light of the country’s COVID-19 risk adjusted strategy.
How do I book Shosholoza Meyl?
Passengers can book online by completing a reservation request form (https://www.shosholozameyl.co.za/booknow/). 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.
Is there a train from Joburg to Cape Town?
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Capetown. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 26h 10m.
Is Prasa part of Transnet?
They operate at 468 stations (317 owned by PRASA and 151 by Transnet), with the rolling stock fleet consisting of approximately 400 train sets, and with train sets varying in size between 8 and 14 coaches per train set. Mainline Passenger Services operates long distance passenger trains throughout South Africa.
What should I wear on the Blue Train?
Dress Code : The stylish luxury of The Blue Train is conducive to dressing up for dinner. Evening wear is elegant for ladies and gentlemen are required to wear jacket and tie. For other meals, dress is casual.
How much is 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.
What is the Premier Classe by PRASA?
The Premier Classe is the 1st class night train / overnight train in South Africa by PRASA. Although it is marketed as luxury, it is more like a semi-luxury experience. For luxury trains please look at our Blue Train and Rovos Rail offerings.
Will PRASA trains run in the next two weeks?
Following a dispute between Transnet & Prasa, it seems that the only Prasa train which will run in the next two weeks is this weekend’s Premier Classe service from Johannesburg to Durban and back. All the other other Premier Classe trains have also been cancelled.
Is there a premier class train service in South Africa?
Premier Classe services is introduced on the Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth route. The service is available 3 times a week in either direction. 11 Jan 2013. PRASA reduce Premier Classe train frequencies between the Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as Johannesburg and Durban routes. 16 Nov 2010. Premier Class train services are reinstated.
Where did PRASA reduce Premier Classe Train frequencies?
PRASA reduce Premier Classe train frequencies between the Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as Johannesburg and Durban routes. 16 Nov 2010. Premier Class train services are reinstated. 15 Aug 2010.