Yesterday was the worst experience. The bus was late. Driver was impatient. I left my R100 at a store because the driver was impatient and the bus literally left me, after parking for the shortest time, and I had to chase after it.
My first experience was not too good, we were supposed to leave at 7:10am for Durban but ended up leaving at 8:25am.the first bus was full and we had to wait in the queue. After some time we were told to go and board another bus that was stationary on the street. There was no driver. We stood there for more than 10 minutes and we were told to go back inside to another bus.. We sat waiting for the driver. I found that very disrespectful and unprofessional. They shouldn't Overbook if there is no clear planB.
Bus had problem as driver had to stop every now and then to restart it till we reach Melrose and air conditioning was a disaster it was a horrible experience infact we nearly got stuck in the middle of nowhere 😢
I think staff needs more training on how to treat clients. When we drove back from durban the driver of the bus 605 was very rude to one client and I thought that was very unnecessary. The driver who picked us up from the beach was very nice and we need jolly drivers like him.
The driver was very rude. Treated our luggage like trash being collected for dumping purposes. It was such a painful experience to watch. When approached spoken to with respect he replied with contemptuous comments. As for hygiene, it was never observed. The bus was crammed to full capacity from Wherever it came from, picking up passengers along the way whenever space appeared like a typical local taxi. There was no ventilation or extraction in the bus. It was suffocating.
The bus left me while i had running stomach in the toilet so I had to book for a new trip and my first ticket was forfeited. I tried to explain but no help, had to book a new and staff in Bloemfontein office are not good to customers.
The bathrooms but was smelling, I even change from meddle to front seat, the root we took was a gravel with potholes for more that 10 kilometers at some point we stop in the middle of nowhere without any information why we stop.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Bloemfontein - Durban
How much does a bus ticket from Bloemfontein to Durban cost?
The average bus ticket price from Bloemfontein to Durban is £36. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Bloemfontein 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 Bloemfontein to Durban?
The average travel time between Bloemfontein and Durban is around 10h 45m, although the fastest bus will take about 8h 40m. This is the time it takes to travel the 294 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Bloemfontein and Durban?
The number of buses from Bloemfontein to Durban can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 9 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Bloemfontein to Durban by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Bloemfontein to Durban?
When taking the bus from Bloemfontein to Durban, you can travel comfortably and safely with Eldo Coaches, Greyhound, Intercape.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Bloemfontein to Durban?
Buses travelling between Bloemfontein and Durban leave from Bloemfontein Tourist Centre or Engen Bloemfontein 1 Stop South and arrive at Durban Station, Beach, Airport (DBN).
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 Bloemfontein to Durban costs around £28 for departures 15 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Bloemfontein to Durban vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around £58 while at other times, you can expect to pay around £20.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Bloemfontein 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 £32.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Bloemfontein to Durban.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.
From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you’re bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Bloemfontein to Durban.
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 Bloemfontein to Durban.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Bloemfontein to Durban, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.
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9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.
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