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

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Fly  •  1 h 47 min

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

$139 - $386

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Bus TransLux Express  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to East London

$23 - $40

2 alternative options

Bus Baz Bus  •  10 h 40 min

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

Drive  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Durban to East London 408.5 miles

$60 - $95

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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.

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The quickest way to get from Durban to East London is to fly which costs R 1 900 - R 6 000 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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

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The distance between Durban and East London is 459 km. The road distance is 653.7 km.

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The best way to get from Durban to East London without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 50 min and costs R 330 - R 550.

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from Durban to East London, including transfers.

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Durban to East London bus services, operated by TransLux Express, depart from Durban station.

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The best way to get from Durban to East London is to fly which takes 1 h 47 min and costs R 1 900 - R 6 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 330 - R 550 and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest flight from Durban Airport to East London Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Durban to East London bus services, operated by TransLux Express, arrive at East London station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to East London is 654 km. It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to drive from Durban to East London.

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Safair and South African Airways offer flights from Durban Airport to East London Airport.

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  • Distance: 286.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

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

Safair and South African Airways 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 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Durban to East London via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Durban to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
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 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Port Shepstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
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 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
margatecoach.co.za
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Port Shepstone to East London
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com

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