There are 6 ways to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit by plane, bus, car train, car or shuttle

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Fly from Richards Bay  •  3 h 39 min

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

$132 - $279

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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

$31 - $43

4 alternative options

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

$203 - $478

Bus  •  14 h 52 min

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

$40 - $55

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

$97 - $102

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

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The best way to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit, including transfers.

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Richards Bay to Nelspruit bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Richards Bay station.

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The best way to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit is to fly which takes 3 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 52 min.

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

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Richards Bay to Nelspruit bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Nelspruit station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richards Bay to Nelspruit is 511 km. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Richards Bay to Nelspruit.

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Mango, Airlink, CemAir and South African Airways offer flights from Richards Bay Airport to Nelspruit Airport.

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Map of how to get from Richards Bay to Nelspruit.
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  • Distance: 239.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

South African Airways, Airlink and two other airlines fly from Richards Bay to Nelspruit every 3 hours. 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
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Richards Bay to Nelspruit via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $240
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 52 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 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $19
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
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Richards Bay to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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
$55
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz
Shuttle from Mbabane to Sonpark
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
goswaziland.co.sz

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There are 178+ hotels available in Nelspruit. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richards Bay to Richards Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs .

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