There are 5 ways to get from Mthatha to Port Elizabeth 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 Citiliner  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Umtata to Port Elizabeth

$22 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus TransLux Express  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Umtata to Idutywa
  2. Take the bus from Idutywa to Port Elizabeth

Drive  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Mthatha to Port Elizabeth 303.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Umtata  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Umtata (UTT) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) UTT - PLZ

$147 - $271

Bus to East London, fly  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Umtata to East London
  2. Fly from East London (ELS) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) ELS - PLZ

$128 - $461

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mthatha to Port Elizabeth is to bus which costs R 300 - R 450 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mthatha to Port Elizabeth is to fly which costs R 1 900 - R 3 700 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Mthatha and Port Elizabeth is 397 km. The road distance is 484.9 km.

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The bus from Umtata to Port Elizabeth takes 7 h 45 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Umtata and arriving at Port Elizabeth. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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What companies run services between Mthatha, South Africa and Port Elizabeth, South Africa?

Citiliner operates a bus from Mthatha to Port Elizabeth once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Greyhound ZA also services this route once daily. Alternatively, South African Airways and Mango fly from Mthatha to Port Elizabeth 5 times a day.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Umtata to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Umtata to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Umtata to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Flights from East London to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Umtata to East London
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Idutywa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Umtata to East London
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Idutywa to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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