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You want to get on the cheapest bus or train from Durban to Cape Town. Here's a list of past surveys of bus, coach & train prices.

List of surveys

Travel date

Baz Bus

Citiliner

City to City

Greyhound

Intercape

SA Roadlink

Translux

Shosholoza Meyl

SA Roadlink was the cheapest option from Durban to Cape Town.

31 Oct 3014

1780

570

630

665

610

299

700

500

The cheapest travel option from Durban to Cape Town for the Darling Wild Flower Show was with Shosholoza Meyl and Citiliner.

19 Sep 2014

1780

560

630

740

610

-

700

500

Intercape's bus was the cheapest land travel option from Durban to Cape Town for the Robertson Slow Festival.

08 Aug 2014

1780

560

630

655

540

-

700

550

Shosholoza Meyl is the cheapest overland travel option from Durban to Cape Town for the Tulbagh Christmas in Winter festival.

27 June 2014

1780

560

710

655

680

-

860

500

Shosholoza Meyl's economy class train and Intercape's bus were the cheapest options for travel from Durban to Cape Town for the Franschhoek Classical Music Festival.

16 May 2014

1780

560

630

740

500

-

650

500

The Shozaloza Meyl remains the cheapest way to travel from Durban to Cape Town for The Barnyard Theatre in Durbanville

14 Mar 2014

1780

710

800

810

680

-

880

500

Shosholoza Meyl offered the cheapest travel option from Durban to Cape Town for the Canal Walk Wedding Show.

21 Feb 2014

1780

520

680

645

560

599

700

500

Shosholoza Meyl's economy class train fare was R500 per person when we checked, but passengers will need to travel via Johannesburg.

10 Jan 2014

1780

700

720

790

800

-

810

500

City to City's bus service was the cheapest option for travel from Durban to Cape Town for the Synergy Live festival.

29 Nov 2013

1780

490

550

615

560

-

890

500

The bus prices have remained stable since the last survey done on this route, with Citliner continuing to offer the cheapest prices for travel from Durban to Cape Town.

18 Oct 2013

1480

490

-

615

560

-

-

500

The cheapest land option from Durban to Cape Town was R490 for a one way bus trip with Citliner's coach.

06 Sep 2013

1480

490

500

615

560

-

610

500

In this week's survey, we found the coach fares offered by City to City and Citiliner to be the cheapest land travel options from Durban to Cape Town.

26 Jul 2013

1480

480

480

615

590

499

600

500

City to City offered the best fares with its Durban to Cape Town coach service.

14 Jun 2013

1480

480

440

615

560

-

530

470

The bus prices have decreased slightly since the last survey done on this route. Shosholoza Meyl continues to provide the cheapest land trips with its economy class train via Johannesburg.

03 May 2013

1480

480

480

615

590

-

600

470

Shosholoza Meyl continues to offer the cheapest prices for travel from Durban to Cape Town with their economy class train service.

22 Mar 2013

1270

475

630

635

680

499

830

470

Shosholoza Meyl's economy class train from Durban to Cape Town via Johannesburg was the cheapest travel option when we checked.

08 Feb 2013

1270

475

500

610

590

-

660

470

Shosholoza Meyl's economy class train (via Johannesburg) is the cheapest option for travel. Shosholoza Meyl's tourist class tickets are sold out for December.

28 Dec 2012

1270

640

580

800

750

650

760

470

Shosholoza Meyl's economy class train (via Johannesburg) is the cheapest option for travel.

16 Nov 2012

1270

475

615

590

790

499

715

470

SA Roadlink coach was the cheapest overland option from Durban - Cape Town.

05 Oct 2012

1270

485

560

680

880

399

640

470

Shosholoza Meyl has resumed trains on this route (via Johannesburg), making for the most affordable overland travel option.

24 Aug 2012

1270

475

480

590

780

499

600

470

The overland fares have also increased for the back to school start on the 16th July. The cheapest fare is with Citiliner for R485. (Prices can change)

13 July 2012

1270

485

560

680

1040

-

640

-

Shosholoza Meyl's direct route between Cape Town and Durban is closed until the June/July school holidays. Most of the overland fares have remained constant.

1 June 2012

1270

475

480

590

740

-

600

-

Shosholoza Meyl's direct route between Cape Town and Durban will be resuming from the 4th of April 2012, making them have the cheapest overland fare.

20 Apr 2012

1270

475

480

590

800

799

600

370

It is good to see that the overland fares have not been affected by the Argus Cycle tour on the 11th March.

9 March 2012

1270

475

460

590

740

-

530

-

City to City is making a great start to 2012 by having a constant winning streak for the cheapest by land.

27 Jan 2012

1270

475

420

590

780

499

530

-

With the massive increase in flight prices in December, it's becoming more worthwhile to take a coach.

16 Dec 2011

1270

465

420

660

510

599

530

-

For the first time that I can remember, Baz Bus has dropped its prices.

4 Nov 2011

1270

455

410

570

-

499

490

-

City to City bus is the cheapest by land, and 1time airline is the cheapest by sky.

23 Sep 2011

1470

455

410

540

-

500

490

-

Intercape has suspended its Durban to Cape Town route, but may reopen it in peak season again.

12 Aug 2011

1470

450

410

535

-

700

490

-

Cape Town school. Good to see Intercape's prices coming down from R910, but City to City is the cheapest.

1 Jul 2011

1470

450

420

535

600

500

530

-

With Shosholoza Meyl still down due to faulty train tracks, SA Roadlink remains the cheapest overland option from CPT to DUR.

13 May 2011

1460

450

400

585

910

399

500

-

1 Apr 2011

1460

450

400

585

910

399

500

-

18 Feb 2011

1460

440

400

525

740

-

500

280

7 Jan 2011

1460

460

440

605

600

799

500

360

26 Nov 2010

1460

435

400

600

690

599

500

-

15 Oct 2010

1460

430

390

520

680

299

500

280

3 Sep 2010

1460

430

410

520

660

300

580

280

23 Jul 2010

1460

420

400

520

590

430

500

280

30 Apr 2010

1350

420

390

520

600

399

500

340

19 Mar 2010

1350

450

390

520

820

399

500

280

5 Feb 2010

1350

450

410

520

580

299

500

280

25 Dec 2009

1350

650

440

600

550

450

570

450

13 Nov 2009

1350

420

390

520

570

299

500

210

2 Oct 2009

1350

420

410

520

510

299

540

280

21 Aug 2009

1300

390

390

495

590

499

500

280

10 Jul 2009

1200

410

410

515

450

-

540

350

29 May 2009

1200

390

390

495

700

-

510

280

17 Apr 2009

1200

410

410

515

680

599

540

410

6 Mar 2009

1200

390

390

495

-

399

510

 

23 Jan 2008

1200

390

390

495

-

¹

510

 

12 Dec 2008

1200

410

410

515

-

750

540

 

31 Oct 2008

1200

390

390

495

-

599

510

 

19 Sep 2008

1200

390

390

495

-

550

510

 

8 Aug 2008

1200

390

370

495

-

550

510

 

27 Jun 2008

1020

385

380

490

490

-

510

 

16 May 2008

1020

375

360

480

-

399

510

 

4 Apr 2008

1020

350

360

465

560

299

520

 

22 Feb 2008

1020

350

350

465

²

399

460

 

11 Jan 2007

1020

350

350

465

490

299

²

 

¹ Sold out
² Didn't check

Prices are constantly updated, so the information listed above is dated and for information purposes only.


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