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

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 via Umtata  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Umtata
  2. Take the bus from Umtata to Engcobo
  3. Take the bus from Engcobo to Queenstown

Cheapest option

Fly to East London, train  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to East London (ELS) DUR - ELS
  2. Take the train from East London to Queenstown

$146 - $397

6 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Idutywa
  2. Take the bus from Idutywa to Queenstown

Bus TransLux Express  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Durban to Idutywa
  2. Take the bus from Idutywa to Queenstown

Drive  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Durban to Queenstown 406.1 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) DUR - PLZ
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Queenstown

$155 - $405

Fly to Bloemfontein, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Bloemfontein (BFN) DUR - BFN
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Queenstown

Fly to Umtata, bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Umtata (UTT) DUR - UTT
  2. Take the bus from Umtata to Engcobo
  3. Take the bus from Engcobo to Queenstown

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Durban to Queenstown is to drive which costs R 800 - R 1 300 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Durban to Queenstown is to fly and train which costs R 1 900 - R 5 500 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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The distance between Durban and Queenstown is 457 km. The road distance is 649.8 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 10 h 30 min to get from Durban to Queenstown, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Durban to Queenstown. However, there are services departing from Durban and arriving at Queenstown via Umtata and Engcobo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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

You can take a bus from Durban to Queenstown via Umtata and Engcobo in around 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Durban to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Durban to East London via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Durban to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Durban to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Durban to Port Elizabeth via East London
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Durban to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Durban to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Durban to Umtata via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Durban to Umtata via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Durban to Umtata via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Durban to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Durban to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durban to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from East London to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Umtata
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Idutywa
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Umtata
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Idutywa
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Engcobo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Engcobo to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Idutywa to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to Idutywa
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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