There are 7 ways to get from Durban to Polokwane 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.

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Fly from Durban  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Polokwane (PTG) DUR - PTG

$129 - $327

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Bus Eldo Coaches  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Polokwane

$27 - $61

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Bus to Pietermaritzburg, fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
  2. Fly from Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Polokwane (PTG) PZB - PTG

$192 - $786

Bus TransLux Express  •  19 h 4 min

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

$43 - $57

Car train, bus  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the car train from Durban to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Pietersburg Gjh1304 / ...

$29 - $49

Car train, train, bus  •  20 h 9 min

  1. Take the car train from Durban to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  3. Take the bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
  4. Take the bus from Mokopane to Polokwane

$38 - $66

Drive  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Durban to Polokwane 549.2 miles

$80 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Durban to Polokwane. However, there are services departing from Durban and arriving at Polokwane via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 25 min.

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The distance between Durban and Polokwane is 680 km. The road distance is 878.8 km.

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The best way to get from Durban to Polokwane without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Durban to Polokwane, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Durban to Polokwane is to fly which takes 3 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Durban Airport to Polokwane Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Durban to Polokwane bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Polokwane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to Polokwane is 879 km. It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to drive from Durban to Polokwane.

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Mango, Safair, British Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Durban Airport to Polokwane Airport.

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Map of how to get from Durban to Polokwane.
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  • Distance: 424.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

South African Airways, Mango and three other airlines fly from Durban to Polokwane every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Durban to Polokwane via Pretoria in around 12 h 25 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Polokwane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Polokwane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.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
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
8 h
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 Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johanessburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Mokopane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Mokopane to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
9 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
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

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There are 51+ hotels available in Polokwane. Prices start at $36 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 .

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