I would never recommend Eagle Liner to anyone. The service is utterly below any reasonable standard - the bus arrived more than 3 hours late and there was no effort made to update customers or even apologise when it finally arrived. The driver stopped multiple times to pick up hitchhikers. The bus itself is in bad condition. The company should be shut down.
The bus was so dirty, smelling I couldn’t wait to get off it.
The chairs were so small. Some chairs did not even adjust they were so uncomfortable. The bus was old. The drivers were so unprofessional, they would stop in the middle of nowhere and don’t explain what they were doing to the passengers. And they stopped a lot of times.
I wouldn’t encourage anyone to book intercape budget liner. Bad bad bad idea I feel like crying. When I got to Cape Town from mtata I couldn’t walk, my back was painful because my chair didn’t adjust.
Intercape has dropped its standards rapidly, weather it be their buses are old, or that their charging ports aren't all working, to even their staff not behaving appropriately, things are just worse. Their bus services were amazing, now they are just infuriating and frustrating, please owners of Intercape, do better. please.
The trip was alright until the bus was searched by police in Beaufort West where 3 boxes of drugs were found. All passengers had to disembark with their checked in luggage and every bag was opened and searched. We were there for nearly 2 hours.The drugs could not be linked to any passenger and this added to the delay. Intercape buses are being used to traffic illegal substances. Intercape needs to consider putting Cameras to capture footage of loading of bags to shorten the search time when police act on a tip off as was the case this morning.
Excellency at its best i cant look down on the intercape, am a flight person but thought let me try some different transport they didn't disappoint, only one just tiny bit thing, atleast some warmth there and there in the bus when travelling, i was cold the whole trip.
The buses are good, the driver is quiet a good person. The bus arrived on time in Mtata but since they had to clean it before our trip, it had to be late. And the issue of charging, we travel a long route, if it can be fixed, then everything is good. Otherwise it's a good bus, but customers will run away.
The bus had a problem with the gear and when we were approaching Dutywa it wanted to stop moving. That is disappointing because before we left an engineer was inspecting or fixing the bus so how come he didn’t pick that up.
I was 5 minutes late the bus left me. I requested the next bus to help me to connect my bus because it was just 30 minutes after my bus. They could not even call the bus driver or assist me to connect my bus. I was assisted by APM bus my Intercape bus was really unhelpful. Even Greyhound was prepare to help just imagine. I mean a bus is not like a plane they connect and they can communicate as colleagues to check how far from each other. Even when they stop at a certain garage for refreshment they always check one another. I really had a bad experience with Intercape. A phone call to check on a client would not be a damage to the company or to connect a client to the relevent bus would not cause any harm to any one.
The service was very poor,the bus was really late and I will travell with it anymore Eldo company doesn't care anymore about their passengers , and passengers should've burned that bus because of their poor service so our lives were on risk
Wifi doesn't exist on those double dec bus. Time management don't exist,there was no communication to inform passengers that the bus is running late, they do follow covid-19 rules but the toilet inside the smells very bad,tvs don't work. Other than the bad smell coming from the toilet, the bus is very comfortable and the staff working there are friendly.
Greyhound South Africa, Eldo Coaches, Eagle Liner, JOBELASTAR, LAMAVUSO, Intercape
Frequently asked questions on the trip Mthatha - Cape Town
How much does a bus ticket from Mthatha to Cape Town cost?
The average bus ticket price from Mthatha to Cape Town is £39. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Mthatha to Cape Town 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 Mthatha to Cape Town?
The average travel time between Mthatha and Cape Town is around 18h 40m, although the fastest bus will take about 2h 30m. This is the time it takes to travel the 623 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Mthatha and Cape Town?
The number of buses from Mthatha to Cape Town can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 28 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Mthatha to Cape Town by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Mthatha to Cape Town?
When taking the bus from Mthatha to Cape Town, you can travel comfortably and safely with Greyhound, Eldo Coaches, Eagle Liner.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Mthatha to Cape Town?
Buses travelling between Mthatha and Cape Town leave from Southridge Park - Shell Ultra City or Umtata Station and arrive at Civic Centre, Bellville, Bellville.
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 1 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Mthatha to Cape Town costs around £34 for departures 1 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Mthatha to Cape Town vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around £56 while at other times, you can expect to pay around £26.
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 Mthatha and Cape Town!
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Mthatha to Cape Town, 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 Mthatha to Cape Town.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Mthatha to Cape Town, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.
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 average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!
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