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3.4 out of 5 stars
User reviews from travellers who booked a bus ticket from East London to Johannesburg
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There's nothing i enjoyed, the bus was freezing like it was open at the top and we got stuck in the cold early in around 2am, in the middle of nowhere. The driver said the engen was over heating we had to wait for hours to get a lift from busses that were going the same route we took.
Apart from the bus being 30 minutes late to departure it has very uncomfortable seats. Company has no means of communication with passengers, no offices contact information, the one on Google does not go through
Very bad. Poor quality bus. The bus was traveling at 30km/h and it was not road worthy. The bus got impounded by the police and we had to sleep in a police station. An alternative bus arrived 10 hours later. The bus had no bus schedule including traveling permit which caused the JMPD to compound the vehicle.
The bus got stuck on a steep road about three or more times. It had no strength to move up the uphill roads, instead it almost reversed but the driver managed to stop it. We were told the bus's engine is overhitting. We had to wait for it to cool down every time it stopped on an uphill road. It was scary experience overall. I was rushing for a class at 08:00 but I got to the park station more than 30 minutes late for my class already and I missed the lecture.
The staff don't value the customer time. The drivers are rude as I was late for work meeting I asked them to start in town they refused as if it's my fault for the bus to arrive late. They need also need to fix their charging stations most of them are not working.
The bus was three hours late. We we supposed to arrive in Jhb at 08:00 but arrived at 11:00. The toilet was full of urine. We had to get on to a new bus because 084 had a problem with the door it could not close properly. Then in the new bus I was the first one to go to the loo. Males urinator was full and urine was on the floor. The smell contaminated the trip
The bus was delaying wherever it stops and drivers couldn't account or tell us what was the problem then we found late on that there are many people in Queenstown but that didn't mean we must wait as if there will be a space for them (passengers) that shows people are responsible for transportation are lacking cause the system tells them how buses to JHB and how many passengers and they should've organise that in time than leaving Queenstown after 22:00
I previously had no problems with Intercape until the most recent trip. The bus was dirty and there were loose components which made a scary sound on commute. The toilets were the worst as a strong, urine smell filled the bus and made the bus ride unbearable and downright disgusting! The Intercape staff was helpful and their service was excellent as usual. Please fix the problems listed above.
I booked a bus on Thursday from Park Station it was a 6:30pm, but it came at 12 midnight.. Not a good experience it has been happing it was my 3rd trip with Eagle Liner bus delayed.. Try and do something about it.
Was scheduled to arrive in Jhb at 08h45 however only arrived at 12h00. Bearing in mind that i was traveling with a 5yr old. Bus broke down in KWT waited for about 2hrs for a mechanic, eventually we were transferred to another bus.
The bus was very cold the heaters were not working, all charging pots were not working and there were windows that were not closing properly and the last thing the driver dropped us outside park's ration in Braamfontein.
Eldo Coaches offers reliable, affordable transportation between cities in South Africa. To provide convenient travel times to its customers, they have an average of 3 departures per day, with options for direct or connecting trips. With comfortable buses and prices ranging from £17 to £49, Eldo Coaches is a convenient and affordable way to travel. Their frequently updated schedules make it easy to plan your next road trip or weekend getaway. So sit back, relax and let Eldo Coaches take care of the driving.
Intercape is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in South Africa. With about 2 daily departures, the company connects important cities in the country. Their fleet of buses is equipped to provide travellers with a comfortable ride to important destinations. Experienced drivers will ensure safe travels, so you can just sit back and relax. Next time you're planning a trip, consider skipping the hassle of driving and letting Intercape take you where you need to go.
ilulaBus offers reliable, affordable transportation between cities in South Africa. To provide convenient travel times to its customers, they have an average of 1 departures per day, with options for direct or connecting trips. With comfortable buses and prices ranging from £15 to £25, ilulaBus is a convenient and affordable way to travel. Their frequently updated schedules make it easy to plan your next road trip or weekend getaway. So sit back, relax and let ilulaBus take care of the driving.
If you're looking for reliable, comfortable transportation in South Africa, Eagle Liner is a good option. The company offers a variety of routes, making it easy and affordable to get around. On any given day, 1 buses leave from various locations, ensuring convenient departure times. With prices ranging from £19 to £40, the buses are well-maintained and comfortable. Whether you need transportation for business or pleasure, Eagle Liner gets you where you want to go for a fair price.
If you're looking for reliable, comfortable transportation in South Africa, VILAMORA is a good option. The company offers a variety of routes, making it easy and affordable to get around. On any given day, 1 buses leave from various locations, ensuring convenient departure times. With prices ranging from £19 to £41, the buses are well-maintained and comfortable. Whether you need transportation for business or pleasure, VILAMORA gets you where you want to go for a fair price.
Frequently asked questions on the trip East London - Johannesburg
How do I get from East London to Johannesburg without flying?
The best way to travel from East London to Johannesburg is by bus. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities, and you can sit back and relax as someone else does the driving for you. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.
How long is the bus ride from East London to Johannesburg?
The average travel time between East London and Johannesburg is around 13h 20m, although the fastest bus will take about 11h 45m. This is the time it takes to travel the 471 miles that separates the two cities.
How far is East London from Johannesburg?
The distance between the two cities is 471 miles
How many buses travel between East London and Johannesburg daily?
On average, there are 11 buses per day on this route, offered by Eldo Coaches, Intercape, ilulaBus. The number of buses from East London to Johannesburg can change depending on the day of the week. Simplify your bus trip from East London to Johannesburg by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
At what time does the first and last bus depart from East London to Johannesburg?
The first bus leaves at 15:00 and the last one at 17:10. For a hassle-free trip, try to be at the station early to check in and get the best seat.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from East London to Johannesburg?
Most of the buses travelling from East London to Johannesburg leave from Intercape Office and arrive at Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station. While these are the primary stations or stops on this route, you can find other departure and arrival points that better suit your travel needs.
What is the cheapest way to go from East London to Johannesburg?
The cheapest way to travel from East London to Johannesburg is by taking a bus. The lowest price for the bus on this route is £16.
How much does a bus ticket from East London to Johannesburg cost?
The average bus ticket price from East London to Johannesburg is £23. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from £16 to £49, so it's advisable to do your research before booking.
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 7 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from East London to Johannesburg costs around £21 for departures 7 days prior.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from East London to Johannesburg, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance.
By doing so, you can expect to save around 8% on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
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.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save £0.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between East London and Johannesburg!
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from East London to Johannesburg, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
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 East London to Johannesburg that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
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