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There are 8 ways to get from Durban to Nelspruit by plane, bus, taxi, train or car

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Fly Durban to Nelspruit  •  2h 53m

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

R 2 160 - R 4 159

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Bus  •  12h 54m

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

R 365 - R 818

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Bus to Pietermaritzburg, fly to Nelspruit  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
  2. Fly from Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Nelspruit (MQP) PZB - MQP

Fly Durban to Skukuza, taxi  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Skukuza (SZK) DUR - SZK
  2. Take a taxi from Skukuza to Nelspruit

R 2 500 - R 3 389

Bus via Pinetown  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Pinetown to Johannesburg 1600
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Nelspruit

R 523 - R 787

Bus via Pietermaritzburg  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
  2. Take the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Nelspruit

Train, bus  •  19h 30m

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

R 520 - R 600

Drive  •  8h 40m

  1. Drive from Durban to Nelspruit 666.5 km

R 900 - R 1 400

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Nelspruit is 0800 029 999.

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The social distance requirement in Nelspruit is 2 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from Durban to Nelspruit is to bus, which costs R 360 - R 850 and takes 12h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Durban to Nelspruit is to fly which costs R 2 100 - R 4 200 and takes 2h 53m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 54m.

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The distance between Durban and Nelspruit is 487 km. The road distance is 666.5 km.

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The best way to get from Durban to Nelspruit without a car is to bus which takes 12h 54m and costs R 360 - R 850.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m 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 2h 53m and costs R 2 100 - R 4 200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 360 - R 850 and takes 12h 54m.

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The quickest flight from Durban Airport to Nelspruit Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Map of how to get from Durban to Nelspruit.
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  • Distance: 487.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 53m

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

Airlink flies from Durban to Nelspruit 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Durban to Nelspruit via Johannesburg in around 12h 54m.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Durban to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
R 1 500 - R 5 000
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 950 - R 5 000
Flights from Durban to Skukuza via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 300 - R 5 000
Flights from Durban to Skukuza via Capetown
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 5 500 - R 14 000
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 330
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R 170 - R 230
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Normal
R 170 - R 230
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 160 - R 220
Schedules at
eldocoaches.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
9h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
R 290 - R 550
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 190 - R 270
Schedules at
translux.co.za
Bus from Pinetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 210 - R 350
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Skukuza to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Estimated price
R 1 100 - R 1 400

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to Nelspruit is 666 km. It takes approximately 8h 40m to drive from Durban to Nelspruit.

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Airlink offers flights from Durban Airport to Nelspruit Airport.

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There are 82+ hotels available in Nelspruit. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Durban to Durban Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs R 450 - R 600.

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