There are 7 ways to get from Polokwane to Durban by plane, bus, train, 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 to Durban  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Durban (DUR) PTG - DUR

$88 - $200

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Bus Eldo Coaches  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Durban

$28 - $60

5 alternative options

Fly to Pietermaritzburg, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) PTG - PZB
  2. Take the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban

$132 - $485

Bus InterCape  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Durban Beach

$41 - $64

Bus, train, car train  •  19 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  3. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Durban

$32 - $55

Bus, car train  •  20 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg Gjh1304 / ...
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Durban

$28 - $48

Drive  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Polokwane to Durban 548.4 miles

$80 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Polokwane to Durban. However, there are services departing from Polokwane and arriving at Durban via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 6 min.

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The distance between Polokwane and Durban is 680 km. The road distance is 877.5 km.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Durban without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Polokwane to Durban, including transfers.

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Polokwane to Durban bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Polokwane station.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Durban is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Polokwane Airport to Durban Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Polokwane to Durban is 877 km. It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to drive from Polokwane to Durban.

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Mango and South African Airways offer flights from Polokwane Airport to Durban Airport.

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Map of how to get from Polokwane to Durban.
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  • Distance: 424.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

South African Airways and Mango fly from Polokwane to Durban every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Polokwane to Durban via Pretoria in around 12 h 6 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Polokwane to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Polokwane to Durban via Johannesburg, Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Polokwane to Durban via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Polokwane to Durban via Johannesburg, East London
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Polokwane to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
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 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$22 - $29
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
Bus from Pretoria to Durban
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
eldocoaches.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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Durban
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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 Polokwane to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Johanessburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
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 Pretoria to Durban
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
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

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Polokwane Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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