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There are 7 ways to get from Durban to Maputo by plane, bus, car train, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Maputo (MPM) DUR - MPM

$211 - $736

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Car train, bus  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Take the car train from Durban to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Maputo

$33 - $60

5 alternative options

Bus via Bertrams  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Bertrams to Maputo

$34 - $59

Bus  •  16 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo

$34 - $67

Bus InterCape  •  18 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban Beach to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Maputo

$51 - $78

Car train, train  •  31 h 31 min

  1. Take the car train from Durban to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
  3. Take the train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo

Drive  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Durban to Maputo 366 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Durban to Maputo is to bus which costs R 490 - R 850 and takes 15 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Durban to Maputo is to fly which costs R 3 000 - R 11 000 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Durban to Maputo. However, there are services departing from Durban and arriving at Maputo via Old Synagogue and Bertrams. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 46 min.

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The distance between Durban and Maputo is 459 km. The road distance is 585.6 km.

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The best way to get from Durban to Maputo without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 46 min and costs R 490 - R 850.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Durban to Maputo, including transfers.

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Durban to Maputo bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, depart from Durban station.

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The best way to get from Durban to Maputo is to fly which takes 3 h 25 min and costs R 3 000 - R 11 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 490 - R 850 and takes 15 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Durban Airport to Maputo Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Durban to Maputo.
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  • Distance: 286.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 25 min

What companies run services between Durban, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique?

South African Airways, Mango and seven other airlines fly from Durban to Maputo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg, Old Synagogue, Ellis Park East, and Bertrams in around 15 h 46 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Durban to Maputo via East London, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Durban to Maputo via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$22 - $30
Car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$16 - $23
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Durban Beach to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Price
$18 - $23
Bus from Bertrams to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to Maputo is 586 km. It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to drive from Durban to Maputo.

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Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique, Safair, Airlink and South African Airways offer flights from Durban Airport to Maputo Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Maputo. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Durban to Durban Airport is to taxi which takes 23 min and costs R 430 - R 550.

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