User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Durban to Pretoria
Ratings and Reviews (30)
The bus arrived late and was not city liner it was greyhound
understandable but had a breakdown just after departure they had to bring another bus again, it was not citiliner plus the standard one
We wanted to sleep since we were very tired 😫
The bus was over heating which lead us to stopping for a good 3 hours by the road which was in the nowhere and managed to move but stopped again for 2 hours waiting for the person to fix it and it took another hour of fixing and we left after 4 hours and had many stops along the way because the driver had to stop a couple of times to pour some water which made a 10 hour trip to 16 hours trip
I hav alwz been an eldo customer bt e wz my last trip with them u wl never get to have me on board having booked 7 o'clock bus only to embark 22:00 that's the highest level of disrespect for your customers
The bus we got was not meant for long distance based on the size on the size and space in between the seats. The bust had an oil leak which was discovered when we got to Montrose around midnight and we had to wait until morning for another bus. When it finally arrived approximately 7hours later, it only traveled about 500m then it broke down again. Had to wait for about an hour for it to be fixed then finally we were on our way to Pretoria and arrived around 12pm when we’re where scheduled to arrive at 5.45am
They have no enough buses,they use shuttles to combine people and be on one bus.which takes a more than scheduled time .top of the frustration is the no bus going straight.you get off at Johannesburg park and wait for shuttle to Pretoria.The buses are not mechanical fit for trips which took more hours to be solved.the driver has to ask for spaces on another companies buses which were going in the same direction.i arrived using another bus
The aircon was too cold and the passengers kept on asking the driver to turn it down but he kept on joking about it and only turned it off after an hour.
Secondly the bus was suppose to leave at 06:00, but it only left at 08:00 without any communication to the passengers.
Lastly the bus was not in good condition and all the charging spots were not working
Drivers disrespect the passengers and also made noise with a radio. When we arrived in Pretoria they didn't take out our luggages. They wanted us to go underneath and take our luggages. They are very rude as if they are not getting paid.
Firstly the bus was delayed by 30 minutes to an hour, then when we got onto the bus it seemed and felt like something was wrong ontop of that the driver drove so fast we almost got into a terrible accident to a point where we had to complain. If not for the smell on the bus we experienced where our suitcase got taken at Park Station. We asked for help and complained but the driver didn't do anything he just looked the other way. I must say majority of the people on the bus were scared of the drivers speed limit.
I can write more than 5 pages about the horrible experience eldo coaches gave me yesterday. But to summarize all this i will never consider this bus for myself next time and never consider it to anyone as well who is closer to me... they're very unprofessional and disrespecting drivers and treating passengers as if they traveling for free and their overheating transportation...
Not satisfied with service, staff not respectful to customers verbally responding rudely, bus not well serviced making nose all the way to Pretoria.Aircorn not working,windows deos not have curtains, I had sun burns.
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How much does a bus ticket from Durban to Pretoria cost?
The average bus ticket price from Durban to Pretoria is $26. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Durban to Pretoria 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 Durban to Pretoria?
The average travel time between Durban and Pretoria is around 9h 50m, although the fastest bus will take about 8h 10m.This is the time it takes to travel the 332 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Durban and Pretoria?
The number of buses from Durban to Pretoria can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 42 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Durban to Pretoria by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Durban to Pretoria?
When taking the bus from Durban to Pretoria, you can travel comfortably and safely with Citiliner Plus, APM, Eldo Coaches.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Durban to Pretoria?
Buses traveling between Durban and Pretoria leave from Durban Station or Beach and arrive at Pretoria Station, Pretoria Station.
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Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 7 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Durban to Pretoria costs around $19 for departures 7 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Durban to Pretoria vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $52 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $13.
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To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Durban to Pretoria, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $16.
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