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

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  •  3 h 47 min

  1. DUR - MPM

$180 - $700

Cheapest option

Car train, bus  •  23 h 30 min

$35 - $41

4 alternative options

Bus  •  17 h 37 min

  1. Dreamliner

$52 - $75

Train, car train  •  31 h 41 min

Drive  •  7 h 25 min

  1. 366 miles

$55 - $85

Shuttle, bus  •  18 h 13 min

$107 - $113

Questions & Answers

The distance between Durban and Maputo is 459 km. The road distance is 586 km.

The cheapest way to get from Durban to Maputo is to car train and bus which costs R 440 - R 550 and takes 23 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Durban to Maputo is to fly which takes 3 h 47 min and costs R 2 300 - R 9 000.

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 17 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Durban to Maputo, including transfers.

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 every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg and Johannesburg Park in around 17 h 37 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$24 - $35
Car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$10 - $16
1st Class
$18 - $25
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$97
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
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
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Maputo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.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 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
TransMagnific
Website
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Durban to Mbabane
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Mbabane to Sonpark
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz

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