I booked Intercape because I trusted it but it has put me off forever, the drivers were very rude and unprofessional, the toilet was broken and smelled which was nauseating, bus was so full people were standing while the bus was moving for some time, the bus was extremely cold, the screens were not playing anything just a picture telling us to wear our masks… the worst part is that the bus was so late I ended up being late for my interview! The bus was more than 2 hours late! It was meant to arrive at 8am and it arrived at 10:20 because we had to keep stoping for people to go pee on the side of the road including the drivers every hour! I will never ever travel with Intercape again and I’m sure all the passengers on that bus will do the same, I will be sure to write this review on social media platforms as well. I am extremely disappointed with the rude staff starting from East London offices, treating people like they are animals and screaming at people, I have never in my whole life been so disappointed.
I am highly disappointed with the service, we broke down 3 times over 10 hours late hygiene was disgusting! My luggage was stolen and I have had no response from the email I sent nor do any of the numbers work to contact the customer service provider. I'd appreciate further assistance with this matter.
Your drivers are arrogant and feel entitled, they rough up passenger, three passengers requested some stop and was rudely responded claiming they are rushing. I personally also ask to buy food as they stop in places with no food outlets they told me on the next stop, when we reached the next stop apparently they had their own arrangement to pick some extra pple and stop by spar, there after as agreed to buy at KFC I was told I'm not special if I didn't buy food they won't stop for me. Firstly my ticket was from East London station, the bus came from different direction and pass to their offices whilst waiting as I was not sure if ots the right one bcoz of two different branding, when apparently I am not by the offices I was called and asked my where abouts of which I told them I've been there 30minutes before, I was made to pull my case to the offices, much as they tries to make it my fault I told them what the ticket says. Secondly the bus just took a different route and used Durban line which I didn't know about, I mean just a courtesy to tell.
My overall experience on the Eldo coaches was very bad, firstly because for the first 9 hours the driver did not want to stop at a petrol station for a break, the passengers had to end up complaining and where the driver stopped the shops were terrible and had no food. Secondly we were not dropped of at inside the station but outside which was not safe as I had alot of luggage and there were suspicious people walking around and things could have been stolen. Based on the above the experience was really bad and stressful.
The bus arrived late JHB as a result I missed my next bus to Northern Cape , I am very inconvenienced and angry by that had to buy another ticket and wait for the whole day at the JHB Park Station to get another bus.
Frequently asked questions on the trip East London - Johannesburg
How much does a bus ticket from East London to Johannesburg cost?
The average bus ticket price from East London to Johannesburg is £33. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from East London to Johannesburg 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 East London to Johannesburg?
The average travel time between East London and Johannesburg is around 13h 45m, 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 many daily bus connections are there between East London and Johannesburg?
The number of buses from East London to Johannesburg can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 15 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from East London to Johannesburg by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from East London to Johannesburg?
When taking the bus from East London to Johannesburg, you can travel comfortably and safely with Eldo Coaches, Eagle Liner, ilulaBus.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from East London to Johannesburg?
Buses travelling between East London and Johannesburg leave from East London Station or Intercape Office and arrive at Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station, Bethrams, Eaglecity Kerk Street.
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 90 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from East London to Johannesburg costs around £29 for departures 90 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from East London to Johannesburg vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around £51 while at other times, you can expect to pay around £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 East London to Johannesburg, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 90 days in advance.
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.
Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from East London to Johannesburg.
Did you know?
Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!
The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
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.
Busbud helps you easily search, compare and book intercity bus tickets on a worlwide scale with our comprehensive list of bus routes and schedules. With several language and currency options available, Busbud seeks to cater to international bus travellers no matter where they are in the world. Busbud prides itself on its worldwide partnerships. We make it possible for you to buy tickets with its large network of trustworthy bus partners like Greyhound, Eurolines, ALSA, OUIBUS (BlaBlaBus), National Express and many others.