User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ratings and Reviews (30)
The bus had a breakdown 130km away from PE at 630am but we were stranded for 6hours with no one to assist. Response team was pathetic. I’m disappointed. A place that would have taken atleast 1hr30 drive to either get a mechanic to fix the bus or to send a bus to place the passengers.
In future the staff members at the station should communicate when bus is delaying. Due to us living almost 2 hrs later, we met an accident outside Bloem and delayed for about 4hrs. At this moment I am still in the bus, with swollen feet, missed work, still traveling to PE. This is not what I paid R715 for...
The staff members were very rude, they didn’t communicate with us as people who paid. They treated us like dogs. We had to walk to the bus as it was not allowed to come into the station as it didn’t have a permit to be on the road. The staff members showed attitude when being questioned and made rude jokes.
Actually the business does not even deserve to be operating this way, for instance if a bus has a mechanical failure there has to be a plan implemented quickly, people cannot be waiting for more than 6 hours in Johannesburg 40 minutes from the office. That is bad, that was the 1st time riding this bus, and that was the very last time.
Yes the bus arrived 15 mins at the Jhb bus station. There was an accident on the way and we had to wait 2hrs for the police to clear the road and this is not Greyhounds fault.
The bus was very comfortable, I give it 10 star for comfort. It was such a nice experience and yes Greyhound is still the best like it always has been.
Bus facility not clean, staff at station charged R120 for a trolley to take suitcases not even 500meters to door, where trolleys could not pass, then I was charged R100 per bag to wrap it in cling wrap. I had 3 bags. Had spent R420 before even leaving the station, and that excluding the bus tickets
The seats are comfortable, it is indeed a sleepliner but our bus did not have a glass on the emergency exit door there was a box which came out just after we left JHB, i was seating in seat 3 right up, the air was coming in and we had to wait for another bus in kroonvaal which led into more delay but otherwise the stuff is friendly
There was a passenger who forgot to take their luggage and we had to return back for that. What is that all about. Just disgusted. Previously my niece got to her station and did not find her bag because someone else got out with it. The bag was returned after 2 months, after I had to fight tracking where the bag was and finally it was sent to the address via courier.
I was supposed to report at work in the morning but I couldn’t because the bus was late from GHB and after that the tyre burst outside Bloemfontein, to get helped it took us more than two hours so am very disappointed
We left the bus station 30 minutes after the supposed time to depart and we stopped outside the bus station for close to an hour transferring from the intercity Xpress bus to some unregistered and or beaded bus that has no toilet, charging points, and have sits that do not seem to cater for long distance travels. I felt very much unsafe.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth
How much does a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth cost?
The average bus ticket price from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth is $70. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth 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 Port Elizabeth?
The average travel time between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth is around 15h, although the fastest bus will take about 13h 5m.This is the time it takes to travel the 892 km that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth?
The number of buses from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 17 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?
When taking the bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, you can travel comfortably and safely with WILLIAMSCOACHES, Eldo Coaches, Eagle Liner.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?
Buses travelling between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth leave from Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station or Southgate Shopping Centre and arrive at Central - Intercape Office, Greenacres - Eldo House, Newton Park - Eaglecity.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 30 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth costs around CA$50 for departures 30 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth vary, and during peak season, ticket prices are around CA$100 while at other times, you can expect to pay around CA$32.
Usually Intercity Xpress 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.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 30 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save CA$35.
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Bus Travel Tips
If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, get comfy and count the stars.
Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
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