There are 4 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.

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Bus, drive  •  8 h 9 min

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

$27 - $39

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Durban to Pongola 222.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Phinda Game Reserve, drive  •  8 h 19 min

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

$152 - $534

Fly to Maputo, drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Maputo (MPM) DUR - MPM
  2. Drive from Maputo to Pongola

$231 - $771

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The cheapest way to get from Durban to Pongola is to bus and drive which costs R 390 - R 600 and takes 8 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Durban to Pongola is to drive which costs R 490 - R 750 and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Durban and Pongola is 282 km. The road distance is 355.4 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 9 min to get from Durban to Pongola, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Durban Airport to Phinda Game Reserve Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has two stopovers.

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Map of how to get from Durban to Pongola.
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  • Distance: 176.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 9 min

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 Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Durban to Phinda Game Reserve via Capetown, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Durban to Maputo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Durban to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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