There are 8 ways to get from Johannesburg to Durban by train, 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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Train to Johannesburg, fly to Durban  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Durban (DUR) JNB - DUR

$82 - $218

Cheapest option

Car train  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Durban

$13 - $27

6 alternative options

Train to Lanseria, fly to Durban  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Park to Sandton
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR

$97 - $198

Fly Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg, bus  •  4 h 40 min

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

$112 - $305

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Durban

$13 - $40

Bus Citiliner  •  9 h 4 min

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

$32 - $45

Train  •  38 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg to Durban

$90

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Durban 356 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Durban is to bus which costs R 180 - R 550 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Johannesburg to Durban is to train and fly which takes 3 h 6 min and costs R 1 300 - R 2 800.

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The distance between Johannesburg and Durban is 501 km. The road distance is 570 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Johannesburg to Durban, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Durban. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Durban. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 38 h 30 min.

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

Eldo Coaches operates a bus from Johannesburg to Durban every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 and the journey takes 7 h 17 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Premier Classe operates a train from Johannesburg to Durban once a week. Tickets cost $90 and the journey takes 38 h 30 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Sandton
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$23 - $35
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Bus operators
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Villiers
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Villiers to Durban
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban Beach
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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