Yesterday evening was my eighth time using Intercape and I did not have a pleasant experience. It was my first time having to wait for the bus at a different stop and being told to swap buses. We arrived more than 2 hours later than the estimated time of arrival because of bus delays.
Eldo coaches should just be shut down...the constant exchanging of buses in every station and buses that either have a falling mirror or burning tire,that just screams not roadworthy.They are transporting human beings for God's sake not potatoes,Imagine sitting at a petrol station in the middle of nowhere for 2 hours because the bus broke down
I don't suggest this company to anyone,it always late,the company also doesn't know how to communicate well with people as it tends to notify people the bus will be late on time they wait till it late then inform. The staff working at the centers have attitude and it stinks. This company really needs to improve their game
Firstly was disgusted by the two ladies that worked on 09/10//22 at the Pretoria station. They treated most customers with disrespect and yes i did see there were few drunk customers that were not cooperating . I was with my two kids and if i didnt stand up and ask , the bus could have left us😡😡
They collected us with a bus that smells of feces...Bus was not Swept...Cockroaches everywhere... Air Conditioning/Heaters did not work... Not internal lighting... No charging points... Music system did not work...The stuff and drivers threatened the passengers...
The bus is dirty the staff are unprofessional and not Informed the bus was more than two hours late no one made us aware they took us from Pretoria station at 10:30 instead of 09:30 and dropped us off at Johannesburg and we waited in the cold until 13:00 and the bus broke down instead of sending another bus on time they sent a mechanic who could not fix the bus as I write this review am still in the bus stuck at mooi river plaza and it’s 22:45 Our estimated arrival was 06;00
The overall experience is a wonderful experience. I was just sad because I missed my initial bus by a minute. I arrived at the station 20H30 when it was closing the doors, as hurtful and sad as it was, it made me also appreciate the efficiency of the service
They took us from pretoria to johannesburg bus station 30minutes later than they were suppose to and when we got to joburg tgey said the bus we suppose to take yo durban in on its way and it was already late , it then came 4 hours later
I was very very very furious and disappointed with your services because I truly trusted that company and that’s why I chose it but I will never again in my life use or need your services, they were very poor
Great stuff, very well mannered driver, just fix your vehicles, our bus broke down 3 times, clear indication of poor maintenance. Stop putting peoples lives in danger. Great customer service also includes guaranteed safety. I don't think I'll be booking with Greyhound/Eldo Coaches anytime soon because of poor time management.
The drivers do not keep the time and this makes the company's service very atrocious and extremely terrible.
My kids arrived very late and we couldn't go home as the public transport was finished.
This was the worst I've seen.
Will not be using intercape in the future.
I’m never taking a bus from Eldo coaches ever again. I don’t have enough battery to write down everything that went wrong and quite frankly I won’t waste my energy. Keep in mind that my phone is fully charged. Never taking this bus service again. Will rather walk to my destination. Will not recommend to anyone
Very unprofessional we were moved from bosman Pretoria by a shuttle that came an hour and a half from travel time then waited another hour in park station for a bus that we had to run to outside the park station with our luggages and this led us to leave after 12pm for a 09:30am trip
We had to wait for 2 hours at park station and the bus drivers spoke to us as if they were doing us a favour and it was just an unbearable stampede coz there were people who were waiting for buses since 7pm until 11pm
Frequently asked questions on the trip Pretoria - Durban
How much does a bus ticket from Pretoria to Durban cost?
The average bus ticket price from Pretoria to Durban is $37. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Pretoria 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 Pretoria to Durban?
The average travel time between Pretoria and Durban is around 9h 45m, although the fastest bus will take about 7h 45m.This is the time it takes to travel the 535 km that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Pretoria and Durban?
The number of buses from Pretoria to Durban can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 40 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Pretoria to Durban by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Pretoria to Durban?
When taking the bus from Pretoria to Durban, you can travel comfortably and safely with Citiliner Plus, Eldo Coaches, Greyhound.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Pretoria to Durban?
Buses travelling between Pretoria and Durban leave from Pretoria Station or Pretoria Station 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
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 15 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Pretoria to Durban costs around CA$29 for departures 15 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Pretoria to Durban vary, and during peak season, ticket prices are around CA$56 while at other times, you can expect to pay around CA$21.
Usually intercape 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 Pretoria to Durban, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 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$1.
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Bus Travel Tips
Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Pretoria to Durban.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.
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Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Pretoria to Durban will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
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