There are 6 ways to get from Johannesburg to Durban by train, plane, bus, car train or car

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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

$81 - $217

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Car train  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Durban

$12 - $26

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Bus to Lanseria, fly to Durban  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrison Street to Beyers Naude & Princess Street
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Durban (DUR) HLA - DUR

$86 - $186

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

$110 - $302

Bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Durban

$13 - $40

Drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Durban 356 miles

$55 - $80

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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 costs R 1 100 - R 3 200 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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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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The distance between Johannesburg and Durban is 501 km. The road distance is 569.6 km.

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The best way to get from Johannesburg to Durban without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs R 180 - R 550.

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

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

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

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Johannesburg to Durban bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Durban station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Johannesburg to Durban is 570 km. It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to drive from Johannesburg to Durban.

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Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, British Airways and four other airlines offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Durban Airport.

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There are 669+ hotels available in Durban. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Johannesburg to Durban.
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  • Distance: 313.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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. Four other operators also service this route.

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 Johannesburg to Durban via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
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
$50 - $330
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
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
$12 - $26
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$22 - $30
Bus operators
Rea Vaya
Phone
0860 562 874
Email
PalesaRA@joburg.org.za
Website
reavaya.org.za
Bus from Harrison Street to Beyers Naude & Princess Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
reavaya.org.za
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
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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 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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
$23 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com

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