There are 8 ways to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit by plane, car, bus, car train or shuttle

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

Fly from Richards Bay  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Richards Bay (RCB) to Nelspruit (MQP) RCB - MQP

$135 - $282

Cheapest option

Bus, car train  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit

$33 - $46

6 alternative options

Drive to Phinda Game Reserve, fly  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Richards Bay to Phinda Game Reserve
  2. Fly from Phinda Game Reserve (PZL) to Nelspruit (MQP) PZL - MQP

$136 - $454

Bus to Durban, fly  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Ballito
  2. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Nelspruit (MQP) DUR - MQP

$208 - $484

Bus  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Nelspruit

$44 - $59

Bus, car train via Durban  •  28 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Durban
  2. Take the car train from Durban to Johannesburg
  3. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit

$37 - $63

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Richards Bay to Nelspruit 319.1 miles

$45 - $75

Bus, shuttle  •  13 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Ballito
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ballito to Mbabane
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Mbabane to Sonpark

$105 - $111

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit is to bus and car train which costs R 430 - R 650 and takes 20 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit is to fly which costs R 1 700 - R 3 800 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Richards Bay and Nelspruit is 383 km. The road distance is 510.6 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richards Bay to Nelspruit. However, there are services departing from Richards Bay and arriving at Nelspruit via Johannesburg Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between Richards Bay, South Africa and Nelspruit, South Africa?

South African Airways, Mango and CemAir fly from Richards Bay to Nelspruit 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richards Bay to Nelspruit via Johannesburg and Johannesburg Park in around 14 h 52 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Richards Bay to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Richards Bay to Nelspruit via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $240
Flights from Phinda Game Reserve to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Durban to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Durban to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$15 - $21
Car train from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$23 - $35
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Richards Bay to Ballito
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Richards Bay to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Richards Bay to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransMagnific
Website
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Ballito to Mbabane
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Mbabane to Sonpark
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz

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