Popular bus companies in South Africa
Intercape is the largest intercity passenger transport service operating in South Africa but also in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
InttercityXpress has daily scheduled trips to and from the East Rand in Gauteng and the South Coast in Kwazulu-Natal, including Margate and destinations located between Johannesburg and Durban. IntercityXpress offers also a luxury bus service at an affordable price to passengers commuting from Gauteng to KZN or Zimbabwe.
Eldo Coach is the second-largest bus company in South Africa. It provides services for passengers travelling to Cape Town, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Johannesburg and more. It also runs daily services towards Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.
Eagleliner bus company connects South Africa’s largest cities and beach resorts. Book your Eagleliner bus ticket on one of the daily buses scheduled which connect many cities in the country such as Edenvale, OR Thambo International Airport, Boksburg, Benoni, Pretoria, Midrand, Johannesburg, Heidelberg, Harrismith, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Durban, Amanzimtoti, Scottburgh, Hibberdene, Port Shepstone, Shelly Beach and Margate.
APM is a company that connects South Africa’s largest cities such as Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Mthatha, Port Elizabeth, Queenstown and more. The company provides semi-luxury or luxury coaches with onboard entertainment. Book quickly your APM bus tickets with Busbud and travel on confortable coaches across South Africa.
How to take the most comfortable bus service?
Most bus providers often offer luxury services, which include extra amenities. For example, Intercape has its Sleepliner, and Greyhound operates a fleet of double-decker buses named the Dreamliner (in contrast to Boeing's new plane with the same name, all passengers on the bus get VIP treatment and space for a good night’s rest, not just those in first-class).
Air-conditioned is common, even when you book the more basic bus options. Here are a few extra amenities you can expect to find if you book a luxury service in Southern Africa:
- Seats that can recline up to 150 degrees
- Extra legroom
- Video entertainment (movies)
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- A hostess or steward
- Reserved seating
The Intercape Sleepliner buses include now USB chargers next to the seats.