There are 6 ways to get from Cape Town to Durban by plane, bus, car train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Durban  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Durban (DUR) CPT - DUR

$89 - $277

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  27 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Belville to Durban

$41 - $61

4 alternative options

Fly to Pietermaritzburg, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) CPT - PZB
  2. Take the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban

$158 - $412

Bus TransLux Express  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Durban

$45 - $85

Car train, drive  •  26 h 28 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Springfontein
  2. Drive from Springfontein to Durban

$92 - $134

Drive  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Durban 1024.7 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Durban is to bus which costs R 550 - R 900 and takes 27 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Durban is to fly which costs R 1 300 - R 4 100 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cape Town and arriving at Durban. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Durban is 1272 km. The road distance is 1639.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Durban without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 20 min and costs R 700 - R 1 300.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Cape Town to Durban, including transfers.

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Cape Town to Durban bus services, operated by TransLux Express, depart from Cape Town station.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Durban is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs R 1 300 - R 4 100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 700 - R 1 300 and takes 24 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to Durban Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Cape Town to Durban bus services, operated by TransLux Express, arrive at Durban station.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Durban.
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  • Distance: 795 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Durban, South Africa?

Mango, British Airways and three other airlines fly from Cape Town to Durban hourly. Alternatively, TransLux Express operates a bus from Cape Town to Durban twice daily. Tickets cost $49 and the journey takes 24 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Lanseria
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Lanseria
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Lanseria
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Springfontein
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Belville to Durban
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Durban
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Durban
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
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