There are 3 ways to get from Durban to Pongola by bus, car or plane

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

Bus, drive  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Paulpietersburg
  2. Drive from Paulpietersburg to Pongola

$31 - $43

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Durban to Pongola 222.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, drive  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Phinda Game Reserve (PZL) DUR - PZL
  2. Drive from Phinda Game Reserve to Pongola

$94 - $231

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

There is no direct connection from Durban to Pongola. However, you can take the bus to Paulpietersburg then take the drive to Pongola. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Pongola.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Capetown, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Capetown, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Paulpietersburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Durban to Pongola?

The distance between Durban and Pongola is 282 km. The road distance is 355 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Durban to Pongola?

The cheapest way to get from Durban to Pongola is to bus and drive which costs R 380 - R 550 and takes 8 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Durban to Pongola?

The quickest way to get from Durban to Pongola is to drive which takes 4 h 14 min and costs R 420 - R 650.

How long does it take to get from Durban to Pongola?

It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to get from Durban to Pongola, including transfers.