There are 6 ways to get from Pretoria 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.

Recommended option

Train to Lanseria, fly to Durban  •  3 h 22 min

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

$103 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Durban

$14 - $45

4 alternative options

Train to Johannesburg, fly to Durban  •  3 h 24 min

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

$83 - $219

Fly Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg, bus  •  4 h 56 min

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

$113 - $306

Train, car train  •  16 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Durban

$19 - $38

Drive  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Durban 385.9 miles

$55 - $90

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Durban is to bus which costs R 180 - R 600 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Durban is to train and fly which costs R 1 400 - R 2 800 and takes 3 h 22 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and Durban is 536 km. The road distance is 617.4 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from Pretoria to Durban, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Durban. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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

Eldo Coaches operates a bus from Pretoria to Durban every 4 hours. Tickets cost $14 and the journey takes 8 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
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 Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Lanseria to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
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 Pretoria to Midrand
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
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
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 Pretoria to Durban
Ave. Duration
8 h
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
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Durban
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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
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
$25 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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