The staff is unprofessional, there was no communication as to why passengers were stranded then later there was an SMS to say passengers should be patient but with no hope of what is to happen while they are in patience mode. The busses were late from the earliest evening bus to the last evening bus. The busses that came after had to group passengers from 6-9pm. No order, no security in terms of passengers' luggage. Even the checking in process was not done. there was a stampede in boarding the bus because passengers wanted to leave.
The service is bad and we were 4 hours late and also when we got to Durban (south beach) there was no order and one guy lost his luggage because when they were taken out we were not directed on how to do it and no number location was followed. The bus drivers went to take a walk instead of taking us to Durban bus station after being 4hrs late.
The bus was very late to be at the station for boarding. After more than 2 hours of lateness, again the bus arrived and got clamped by station management for non compliance at the joburg station. This delayed us even further. After numerous complaints by travellers to Prasa officials it was released. We moved to their depot to be exchanged to the other bus. There were admin officials of Eagle Liner however not a single person came to apologise to the travellers for all the inconvenience. This behaviour is unacceptible.
The bus drivers of Intercity Xpress are speed freaks and they don’t even keep a safe following distance. They even speed on downhill curves and high accident zones. Very bad service that could potentially have fatal repercussions. Overall bad service. Not again, thank you…
The receptionist was friendly and answered questions regarding the service very humbly. Departure time can improve and hour late inconvenience travellers. The bus was well serviced and drove like an oiled machine 👍
I got to the station 5 minutes later due to traffic I was told that the bus has left and my money is gone just like that I couldn't even add money to take the next available bus intercape service is bad at least if they have given me an opportunity to add money now I ended up not leaving because that was the only money I had to go home I hate intercape service
The bus says eldo coaches on the ticket but citiliner when boarding which caused me confusion and I almost missed my bus because of the mix of names. Secondly it was over heating which resulted in us having to wait for another bus to come meet us on our trip to durban. This was stressful and caused the delay
No toilet in the bus, driver stopped on every petrol station.
Driver did not know the way.
Montrose stop took an hour.
Bus was scheduled to arrive in Durban @4h10am, arrived @5h30.
Dropped off at workshop before jeff taylor.
Overall trip was disappointing
Greyhounds old reputation no longer rings true.
the bus was two hours late with no communication.
I paid for a premium bus and was forced to travel a rather uncomfortable budget variety with no working toilet or cleanliness.
Due to their speeding I did however still arrive at my destination on time just without a stitch of sleep as I now had to endure cramped space and upward seating for the night despite paying a premium..
their highly advertised 24 hour service helpline does not even ring.
I really enjoyed the trip, apart from the bus leaving late, 1 hr 30min. Drop off wasn't in the Durban Bus Station. It was my 1st time taking a bus to Durban and I didn't know where the station entrance was. Driver didn't even apologize for not advising the passengers about Citiline apparent restrictions from entry the station. So we arrived late and just left us outside to find our way.
Great driver,very customer care driven.At park station your team was visible which is great but could have taken the effort to update us on the delay.Also to advise that the bus is notboardat thestationbut outside
The bus was very late and when it arrived it delayed leaving the station. When we asked for heat as the bus was cold the driver said he couldn't put the heater on. The bus made many unnecessary stops and even broke down half way and we had to stop another company's bus and fight for space with other passengers just to get home. We were more than two hours delayed.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Johannesburg - Durban
How much does a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Durban cost?
The average bus ticket price from Johannesburg to Durban is $37. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Johannesburg to Durban is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Johannesburg to Durban?
The average travel time between Johannesburg and Durban is around 8h 20m, although the fastest bus will take about 6h 10m.This is the time it takes to travel the 502 km that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Johannesburg and Durban?
The number of buses from Johannesburg to Durban can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 59 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Johannesburg to Durban by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Johannesburg to Durban?
When taking the bus from Johannesburg to Durban, you can travel comfortably and safely with Citiliner Plus, Eldo Coaches, Eagle Liner.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Johannesburg to Durban?
Buses travelling between Johannesburg and Durban leave from Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station or Southgate Shopping Centre and arrive at Durban Station, Beach, Jacobs.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Johannesburg to Durban vary, and during peak season, ticket prices are around CA$72 while at other times, you can expect to pay around CA$24.
Usually greyhound_za_premium, eldocoaches will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save CA$25.
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Bus Travel Tips
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Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Johannesburg to Durban that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
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