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There are 5 ways to get from Durban to Nelspruit by plane, bus, car train, car or shuttle

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Fly  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Nelspruit (MQP) DUR - MQP

$202 - $472

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Car train  •  25 h 12 min

  1. Take the car train from Durban to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit

$21 - $37

3 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 29 min

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

$30 - $62

Drive  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Durban to Nelspruit 418.4 miles

$60 - $95

Shuttle  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Durban to Mbabane
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Mbabane to Sonpark

$82

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The cheapest way to get from Durban to Nelspruit is to car train which costs R 290 - R 550 and takes 25 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Durban to Nelspruit is to fly which costs R 2 800 - R 7 000 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Durban to Nelspruit. However, there are services departing from Durban and arriving at Nelspruit via Johannesburg Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 29 min.

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The distance between Durban and Nelspruit is 487 km. The road distance is 669.4 km.

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The best way to get from Durban to Nelspruit without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 29 min and costs R 430 - R 900.

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It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to get from Durban to Nelspruit, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Durban to Nelspruit is to fly which takes 1 h 48 min and costs R 2 800 - R 7 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 430 - R 900 and takes 12 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Durban Airport to Nelspruit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Durban to Nelspruit bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Nelspruit station.

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Map of how to get from Durban to Nelspruit.
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  • Distance: 304.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min

What companies run services between Durban, South Africa and Nelspruit, South Africa?

South African Airways and Mango fly from Durban to Nelspruit 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Durban to Nelspruit via Johannesburg and Johannesburg Park in around 12 h 29 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Durban to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
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 Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $19
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 Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
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
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
TransMagnific
Website
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Durban to Mbabane
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Mbabane to Sonpark
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to Nelspruit is 669 km. It takes approximately 8 h 38 min to drive from Durban to Nelspruit.

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Mango and South African Airways offer flights from Durban Airport to Nelspruit Airport.

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There are 185+ hotels available in Nelspruit. Prices start at $38 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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