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- About Bus Travel
- What's the cheapest way to go from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?
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- Why choose Busbud?
- Popular Buses Connecting Johannesburg
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- Popular Routes In This Country
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Bus Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: Trip Overview
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User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Ratings and Reviews (445)
Golden C.December 5, 2023
Theo D.December 4, 2023
Nomathamsanqa M.December 3, 2023
Siphosihle X.December 2, 2023
Muzikayise X.November 28, 2023
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Customers have expressed mixed opinions about the bus service. Some customers appreciate the professionalism of the drivers and find the buses clean, reliable, and punctual. However, there are complaints about rude drivers, uncomfortable seats, dirty toilets, and issues with temperature control. It is also mentioned that customer feedback or complaints may not always be addressed promptly by Intercape.
Intercape Mainliner Johannesburg Port Elizabeth recent customer reviews
the seats were comfortable. I felt save and the driver was careful and friendly. The bus is clean. no paper in toilet and no water in basis to wash hands or face. aircon worked but not cold enough. very hot in bus
It was a great journey just that people were using the toilet to relieve themselves instead of just peeing
I enjoyed stopping to relieving ourselves. Very considerate. Some of us have frequency. I was very disappointed to find that the charging port on my seat was not working; my battery was flat.
Customers have expressed dissatisfaction with Vilamora bus service, citing issues such as late arrivals, uncomfortable seats, and lack of toilets. Some customers also mentioned being transferred to other buses and experiencing long delays. However, there are positive reviews mentioning that the bus is cheap and nice to travel with. Overall, the reputation of Vilamora remains mixed due to these concerns raised by multiple customers.
VILAMORA Johannesburg Port Elizabeth recent customer reviews
Bus always not time end up spending long hours in the bus and I also don't like to be transferred to another bus.
Bus was delayed by 4 hours it had roaches and was making unscheduled pitstops. The tire popped the whole experience eas very unpleasant
This bus arrived late at the jhb station an stopped allover, we arrived in pe 10.30am the Friday which made me late for church
Big Sky offers reliable, affordable transportation between cities in South Africa. To provide convenient travel times to its customers, they have an average of 8 departures per day, with options for direct or connecting trips. With comfortable buses and prices ranging from $25.00 to $72.00, Big Sky is a convenient and affordable way to travel. Their frequently updated schedules make it easy to plan your next road trip or weekend getaway. So sit back, relax, and let Big Sky take care of the driving.
According to customer reviews, there are several positive opinions about the comfort of the service offered. However, some customers have expressed dissatisfaction with issues such as delays and late departures. Additionally, there have been complaints about buses not being roadworthy and lacking amenities like functioning charging ports and toilets. These concerns should be addressed for a better travel experience.
Intercity Xpress Johannesburg Port Elizabeth recent customer reviews
We departed an hour later, the bus stucked for 7 hours and kept on stopping on the way
The bus got to park station on time but for someone reason we were late to board and even got to port elizabeth behind Time. I like the fact that the charging port worked and the bus was warm.
The charging ports didn't work, the toilet door came off, it made the whole bus smell
Customers express dissatisfaction with the service, specifically mentioning delays and late arrivals. These issues seem to be consistent across multiple reviews. Additionally, customers complain about poor communication, uncomfortable travel conditions, unprofessional staff behavior, and lack of amenities such as working USB ports and toilets on the bus. Despite some positive comments about friendly personnel handling passengers fairly overall reputation remains negative due to these recurring problems.
Eagle Liner Johannesburg Port Elizabeth recent customer reviews
First and foremost, the bus was late . It was meant to be at the station at 18:45 and it arrived and hour late , we left around 8 to 9 . Got to our destination hours later than expected hour. Nonetheless what I did enjoy about the trip is that - we had a safe journey I can’t complain and the drivers were very friendly.
It was the worst trip i ever took in my life i was supposed to arrive in PE at 10h30am but i arrived at 20h30 pm
Horrible Horrible Horrible service. Bus got stuck at park station for 2 hours before we even left.
Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth Buses
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Information on this bus route
|Earliest and Latest Bus Departures||12:15PM - 7:00PM|
|Average Ticket Price||$35|
|Minimum Trip Duration||11h|
|Average Bus Trip Duration||15h10m|
|Distance||555 miles (894 km)|
|Bus Companies on This Route||Intercape, VILAMORA, Big Sky, Intercity Xpress, Eagle Liner|
Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth?
Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station (Bay21), 96 Rissik St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Southgate Shopping Centre, Cnr Rifle Range and Colombine,, Johannesburg,Gauteng,SouthAfrica
Mozambique Touring Serices, 37 Bezuidenhout St, Troyeville, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Intercape Office, N Union St, Port Elizabeth Central, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
Frequently asked questions for your trip Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth
The best way to travel from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth is by bus. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities. Taking a ride with other travelers through carpool services is an additional option to consider.
The average travel time from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth is about 15h 10m, but the fastest bus can get you there in about 11h. This is the time it takes to travel the 553 miles (892 km) that separate the two cities.
The distance between the two cities is 553 miles (892 km).
On average, there are 15 daily departures on this route, offered by Intercape, VILAMORA and Big Sky. The number of buses from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth can differ depending on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth as easy as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.
The first bus leaves at 12:15 PM and the last one leaves at 7:00 PM.
The majority of buses traveling from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth start their journey at Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station and wind up at Central - Intercape Office. These are the primary departure and arrival locations on this route, but you could find others that could be a better fit for your travel plans.
Go for the bus if you want the most affordable way to travel this route. With prices starting at $21, you won't find a cheaper way to get there.
The average bus ticket price from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth is $35. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $21 to $75, so it's good to do your research before booking.
Yes, it is possible to take an overnight bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth. Make sure to pack a blanket and a snack to make your trip more comfortable.
Yes! Busbud introduced Stitch as a financial partner, offering Instant EFT as a payment method. With Instant EFT, you can pay by transferring money directly from your South African bank account. All you have to do is choose your bus tickets and, during checkout, select "Instant EFT" as the payment method and follow the instructions. And that's it! The process is safe, quick and easy, clearing the transaction immediately.
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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, as early as possible.
You can expect to pay from $27 to $63 for a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $29 which is on 2023-12-09.
Usually SLEEPLINER 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 Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, 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 Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.
9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.
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Popular Buses Connecting Johannesburg
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Popular Buses Connecting Port Elizabeth
Buses Leaving from Port Elizabeth
- Bus from Port Elizabeth to Durban
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- Bus from Durban to Port Elizabeth
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- George - Port Elizabeth
- Bus from Grahamstown to Port Elizabeth
- Bus Queenstown - Port Elizabeth
- Bellville - Port Elizabeth
- Bus from Kokstad to Port Elizabeth
- Bus Mossel Bay - Port Elizabeth
- Welkom - Port Elizabeth
- Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Port Elizabeth
- Bus King William’s Town - Port Elizabeth
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Popular routes in this country
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- Bus from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
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- Johannesburg - East London
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