There are 6 ways to get from Durban to Maputo by plane, bus, car train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 45 min

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

$210 - $736

Cheapest option

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

4 alternative options

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  16 h 4 min

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

$34 - $61

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Durban to Maputo is to car train and bus which costs R 460 - R 900 and takes 22 h 55 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 1 h 45 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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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Durban to Maputo, including transfers.

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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 Johannesburg Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 4 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Durban to Maputo.
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  • Distance: 286.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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

South African Airways, Mango and Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique fly from Durban to Maputo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg and Johannesburg Park in around 16 h 4 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$22 - $29
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
Book at
cbsc.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
Twice daily
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
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
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
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 Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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