User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Cape Town to Durban
Ratings and Reviews (30)
We were given the wrong bus and when we came to Durban there dropped all of us st beach front and we waited to much time for another bus to take us to Durban Station . That was so unprofessional and unsatisfying . I'm so un satisfied
About staff they should have a skill to communicate with passagers everytime the bus stops, and have working plugs becouse my phone was off hopimg I will charge in the bus but unfortunate was not working , and fix windos all in all take the buses to service before a ride
I would like them to please turn on the heater when it gets cold, it was freezing cold but they did not turn on the heater. The intercape I took to Cape Town they ensured to turn on the heater whenever it got cold. But this one I'm disappointed it got freezing cold but they didn't .
Not happy at all, there was a breakdown which I think if the bus was thoroughly checked it wouldn't have happened. As were stuck in the middle lane, 3 Intercape busses passed without even offering any assistance, are they allowed to help other drivers who are experiencing a problem?
The toilet was not working properly, we had to stay without using the toilet for a long period of time, some of us were traveling with children who can't keep their urine very long. The driver had the air-conditioning on during the night and the lights on, at least he can keep it on low just for people to be to sleep. I'm completely dissatisfied with Intercape, I will have to think twice before traveling with it again.
Good but better communication between the drivers and passengers is highly required plus services like hostesses and someone to let us know where we are, wi-fi because the on board doesn't work and they never turn on the TV anymore 🙄
The drivers were polite and very helpful the delays were beyond their control the did the best they could the delays were due to traffic and road construction overall the provided us with warm friendly service will diffnitly recommend intercape to any long distance travelers
Intercape is the best it's just the TVs where not working and there was no music atleast. The journey is long but I believe they do work to other busses of intercape, guess it was just my bad luck otherwise keep it up
It is a bad bus line, the drivers don't count people when they come back from the breaks. They nearly left one lady in FREE State. The seats are uncomfortable we were squashed the whole journey. The charger stations don't work.
The bus was clean, and the ride was comfortable. Well done to both drivers, who were well skilled at their task.
The only issue I have is that our stop over in PE was very disappointing, we stopped at the engine garage, as this was a break stop I expected to get something to eat, and I was very disappointed to find that the shop was inadequately stocked to provide any decent food, all I could get was "junk" food. The driver explained that are only allowed to stop at these stops as passengers have previously been left behind, where there were multiple food stores.
Overall trip was a pleasant experience.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Cape Town - Durban
How much does a bus ticket from Cape Town to Durban cost?
The average bus ticket price from Cape Town to Durban is $50. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cape Town 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 Cape Town to Durban?
The average travel time between Cape Town and Durban is around 1d 1h, although the fastest bus will take about 22h 5m.This is the time it takes to travel the 790 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Cape Town and Durban?
The number of buses from Cape Town to Durban can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 16 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Cape Town to Durban by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Cape Town to Durban?
When taking the bus from Cape Town to Durban, you can travel comfortably and safely with Greyhound, Intercape.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Cape Town to Durban?
Buses traveling between Cape Town and Durban leave from Bus Station - Civic Centre or Bellville and arrive at Durban Station, Beach, Jacobs.
What are the best sights and things to do in Durban?
Once in Durban, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Hare Krishna Temple of Understanding, Wilson’s Wharf, uShaka Marine World, Moses Mabhida Stadium, BAT Centre.
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 Cape Town to Durban costs around $41 for departures 7 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Cape Town to Durban vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $63 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $36.
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. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance.
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