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There are 7 ways to get from Durban to Potchefstroom by plane, bus, car 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 Durban to Lanseria, bus  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Lanseria (HLA) DUR - HLA
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$97 - $200

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Car train, bus  •  16h 40m

  1. Take the car train from Durban to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$23 - $44

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Fly Durban to Johannesburg, bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Johannesburg (JNB) DUR - JNB
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$93 - $233

Bus to Pietermaritzburg, fly to Johannesburg, bus  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
  2. Fly from Pietermaritzburg (PZB) to Johannesburg (JNB) PZB - JNB
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$121 - $322

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  9h 36m

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

$23 - $57

Bus via Welkom  •  11h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Welkom
  2. Take the bus from Welkom to Potchefstroom

$37 - $51

Drive  •  7h 25m

  1. Drive from Durban to Potchefstroom 393.5 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Durban to Potchefstroom is to car train and bus which costs R 320 - R 650 and takes 16h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Durban to Potchefstroom is to fly and bus which costs R 1 300 - R 2 900 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Durban to Potchefstroom. However, there are services departing from Durban and arriving at Potchefstroom via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 36m.

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The distance between Durban and Potchefstroom is 520 km. The road distance is 629.6 km.

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The best way to get from Durban to Potchefstroom without a car is to bus which takes 9h 36m and costs R 330 - R 850.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Durban to Potchefstroom, including transfers.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Durban to Potchefstroom is 630 km. It takes approximately 7h 25m to drive from Durban to Potchefstroom.

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  • Distance: 324.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

You can take a bus from Durban to Potchefstroom via Johannesburg in around 9h 36m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Durban to Johannesburg via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Durban to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Durban to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$22 - $30
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Welkom
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Welkom to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$35
Flexi
$30
Saver
$28

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Mango and Comair offer flights from Durban Airport to Lanseria Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Potchefstroom. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Durban to Durban Airport is to taxi which takes 23m and costs R 430 - R 550.

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