There are 4 ways to get from Durban to East London by plane, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to East London (ELS) DUR - ELS

$115 - $348

Cheapest option

Bus TransLux Express  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to East London

$27 - $45

2 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Port Shepstone
  2. Take the bus from Port Shepstone to East London

$42 - $57

Drive  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Durban to East London 408.5 miles

$60 - $95

What companies run services between Durban, South Africa and East London, South Africa?

South African Airways and Safair fly from Durban to East London 4 times a day. Alternatively, TransLux Express operates a bus from Durban to East London twice daily, and the journey takes 8 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Durban to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to East London
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to East London
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to East London
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Port Shepstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Shepstone to East London
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Margate Coaches
Phone
+27 39 312 1406
Email
enquiriesb@margate.co.za
Website
margatecoach.co.za
Bus from Durban to Port Shepstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
margatecoach.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Durban to East London?

The distance between Durban and East London is 459 km. The road distance is 654 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Durban to East London?

The cheapest way to get from Durban to East London is to bus which costs R 330 - R 550 and takes 8 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Durban to East London?

The quickest way to get from Durban to East London is to fly which takes 2 h 39 min and costs R 1 300 - R 4 300.

Is there a direct bus between Durban and East London?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Durban and arriving at East London. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Durban to East London?

It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Durban to East London, including transfers.