Johannesburg to Durban

Johannesburg to Durban

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Johannesburg to Durban Schedule

Johannesburg to Durban Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Airlink Economy #4Z55105:50 - 06:55ZAR 1,658
Greyhound Premium Luxury Coach 06:45 - 20:55ZAR 842
Intercape Mainliner 08:30 - 16:30ZAR 308
FlySafair Economy #FA66410:50 - 12:00ZAR 705
South African Airways Economy #SA55513:35 - 14:40ZAR 2,233
South African Airways Economy #SA55514:30 - 15:35ZAR 2,318
FlySafair Economy #FA41817:15 - 18:25ZAR 988
Eldo Coaches Luxury 18:40 - 04:40ZAR 369
Big Tree Luxury Coach 20:00 - 04:20ZAR 617
Intercape Mainliner 22:00 - 07:00ZAR 396

Transportation from Johannesburg to Durban

Facts about the transport from Johannesburg to Durban

Cheapest Transport$17
Fastest Transport1h 5m
Earliest Departure6:00 AM
Latest Departure9:30 PM
Departures per day8
Distance603 kilometers
Transport CompaniesAirlink, APM WC, Big Tree, CemAir, FlySafair, Intercape, South African Airways

Johannesburg to Durban Destination Reviews

They are taking passengers outside the gate of the bus station, that corner where they made us wait at is not safe at all and so disorganised. And also, when they dropped us off in Durban they dropped us outside the station, and that area also is not safe at 4:30am.
Bus Luxury Coach, APM WC, Jul 9, 2023
2 customer reviews

How to get from Johannesburg to Durban

Travelling between Johannesburg and Durban is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 43.12 if you go by Bus; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 16.90.

How long does it take to get from Johannesburg to Durban?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 11 hours to travel between Johannesburg and Durban depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Johannesburg and Durban. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 10h 20m to reach Durban.

How much does it cost to get from Johannesburg to Durban?

Travelling between Johannesburg and Durban can be as cheap as USD 16.90 if you opt for a APM WC bus and as expensive as USD 43.12 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 Johannesburg and Durban ?

  • 8 from Johannesburg to Durban starting from 08:00 Johannesburg until 21:30 Johannesburg

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Durban, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 52.28.

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 Johannesburg and Durban

Airlink, CemAir, FlySafair, South African Airways


Travelling from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg and Durban

APM WC, Big Tree, Intercape

What is the most popular transport to get from Johannesburg to Durban?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 67% opted for a bus
  • 33% decided to fly