Cape Town to Durban

Cape Town to Durban

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Cape Town to Durban Schedule

Cape Town to Durban Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Transferz Standard 3pax Any timeZAR 40,273
FlySafair Economy #FA16606:00 - 08:05ZAR 1,921
Intercape Mainliner 08:10 - 10:10ZAR 858
CemAir Economy #5Z90411:35 - 13:35ZAR 1,321
Greyhound Premium Luxury Coach 12:05 - 10:30ZAR 1,172
FlySafair Economy #FA18615:05 - 17:10ZAR 1,824
FlySafair Economy #FA17617:35 - 19:40ZAR 1,074
Intercape Mainliner 18:15 - 18:40ZAR 792
FlySafair Economy 20:50 - 09:05ZAR 3,913

Transportation from Cape Town to Durban

Facts about the transport from Cape Town to Durban

Cheapest Transport$52
Fastest Transport20m
Earliest Departure6:00 AM
Latest Departure6:40 PM
Departures per day3
Distance1663 kilometers
Transport CompaniesCemAir, FlySafair, Intercape, Transferz

How to get from Cape Town to Durban

Travelling between Cape Town and Durban is possible by Flight, bus and taxi. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 57.56 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 51.80.

How long does it take to get from Cape Town to Durban?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 25 hours to travel between Cape Town and Durban depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Cape Town and Durban. Bus will bring you to your destination in 20m. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 1d 10m to reach Durban.

How much does it cost to get from Cape Town to Durban?

Travelling between Cape Town and Durban can be as cheap as USD 51.80 if you opt for a Intercape bus and as expensive as USD 57.56 if you buy a Intercape Bus ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Cape Town and Durban ?

  • 3 from Cape Town to Durban starting from 07:30 Cape Town until 18:30 Cape Town

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Cape Town to Durban.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Cape Town to Durban, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 69.28.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Cape Town and Durban

CemAir, FlySafair


Travelling from Cape Town to Durban overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Cape Town and Durban



Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Cape Town and Durban


What is the most popular transport to get from Cape Town to Durban?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 100% decided to fly