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Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

6:20PM
1d3h
10:00PM
Cape Town - Bellville
Cheapest
Durban - DURBAN (STATION) - DURBAN STATION, COACH TERMINUS ,1 JELF TAYLOR CRES, STAMFORD HILL, DURBAN, 4001
Cheapest
6:15PM
1d3h
9:35PM
Cape Town - Bellville - Intercape Office, 8 Mabel Street (turnoff from Durban Road)
2nd Cheapest
Durban - Durban - Intercape office, 65 Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (Durban Station)
2nd Cheapest
6:15PM
1d
6:20PM
Cape Town - Bellville - Intercape Office, 8 Mabel Street (turnoff from Durban Road)
Fastest
Durban - Durban - Intercape office, 65 Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (Durban Station)
Fastest
6:15PM
1d
6:40PM
Cape Town - Bellville - Intercape Office, 8 Mabel Street (turnoff from Durban Road)
Durban - Durban Beach - Intercape Office, O.R Tambo Parade (opposite Tropicana Hotel)
5:30PM
1d
6:20PM
Cape Town - Unit 2 Intercape Office, Old Marine Drive (Cape Town Station)
Durban - Durban - Intercape office, 65 Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (Durban Station)
Bus Cape Town to Durban: Trip Overview

Bus Cape Town to Durban: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$43
Average bus trip duration1d 3h
Number of daily buses22
Earliest bus departure6:00 AM
Distance777 miles (1253 km)
Latest bus departure7:15 PM

Cape Town to Durban Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses22
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures6:00AM - 7:15PM
Minimum Price$30
Average Ticket Price$43
Minimum Trip Duration23h35m
Average Bus Trip Duration1d3h
Distance777 miles (1253 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, Big Sky, Intercity Xpress, Greyhound South Africa
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Cape Town - Durban

The bus is the best choice to get to Durban without flying. Traveling by bus offers a budget-friendly, secure, and easy way to go between the two cities. Taking a ride with other travelers through carpool services is an additional option to consider.

The travel time from Cape Town to Durban is about 1d 3h, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 23h 35m with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 790 miles (1274 km) that separate the two cities.

About 790 miles (1274 km) separate Cape Town and Durban.

You can choose from 22 travel times and travel with Intercape, Big Sky and Intercity Xpress. The number of buses running from Cape Town to Durban may change based on the day of the week. Busbud can make your trip from Cape Town to Durban a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your style and budget. It's that easy!

The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 6:00 AM and ending at 7:15 PM.

If you're headed to Durban from Cape Town, chances are that your bus will leave from Bellville and arrive at Durban Beach - Intercape Office, O. R Tambo Parade (opposite Tropicana Hotel). These are the main pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you can also find other options that could better fit your plans.

Go for the bus if you want the most affordable way to travel this route. $28 is the starting point for the cost-effective bus ride to Durban from Cape Town.

The average price of a one-way ticket from Cape Town to Durban is $43. Over the last 30 days, the prices ranged between $28 and $71, so make sure to compare them to get the best option.

Once in Durban, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Durban Botanic Gardens, Wilson’s Wharf, Surfing, The Golden Mile & Beaches and Campbell Collections.

Yes, you can take a night bus to go from Cape Town to Durban. Don't forget to bring a snack and a blanket to help you stay comfortable through the night.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
02/24
$38
02/25
$40
Today
$30
02/27
$30
02/28
$30
02/29
$34
03/01
$35
03/02
$34
The cheapest trip from Cape Town to Durban was searched and found on Feb 26, 2024 with a price of $30

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Cape Town to Durban, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $30 to $40 for a bus ticket from Cape Town to Durban based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $30 which is on 2024-02-27.

Usually MAINLINER 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.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Cape Town to Durban but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Cape Town to Durban, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Cape Town to Durban will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Cape Town to Durban while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

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.

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