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Joburg to Durban from R80

7 November 2008 flights
surveyed on 11 Oct 2008

(This survey was done in 2008. The fares in it are no longer valid. It is retained for historic reference purposes only)

If you're in the mood for paying a blisteringly low price from Joburg to Durban, try Shosholoza Meyl's train trips - today they quoted a cannot be beaten R80 price for a train trip from Joburg to Durban. If you want to fly, then you'll want to know that Interlink today scored a hat trick for cheapest flights in our surveys of the Joburg - Durban route (and the only reason it isn't more is that Interlink haven't been flying the route for longer). Mango are second cheapest, at R581 (Mango have been second-cheapest through Interlink's reign as king of cheap).

Flights from Johannesburg to Durban
Bus or train from Johannesburg to Durban

British Airways economy class

1430

Baz Bus (7 day pass)

1200

Interlink economy class

548

Citiliner bus

160

Kulula economy class

819

City to City bus

130

Mango economy class

581

Greyhound bus

225

1time economy class

612

Intercape bus

185

SAA economy class

895

SA Roadlink bus

150

British Airways business class
Interlink
business class
SAA
business class

2240
1298
1818

Translux bus

190

Shosholoza Meyl tourist class

140

Shosholoza Meyl economy class

80

Interlink flight ID021 is scheduled to leave Johannesburg (JNB) at 1730 and arrive in Durban (DUR) at 1840. Mango flight JE283 is scheduled to leave Johannesburg (JNB) at 2035 and arrive in Durban (DUR) at 2145.

Interlink Airlines plane

Kulula most expensive in over a year

Kulula offer a good flight - they tell jokes and they sometimes even give you a kit kat cat if you're wearing green, but they need to do something about their flight prices. Kulula are charging R819 in today's survey of flights from Johannesburg to Durban, their most expensive quoted price on the route since the 26th May 2007.

Kulula are also knee-deep in the smelly stuff with our Port Elizabeth readers, for scrapping their Lanseria - Port Elizabeth flights.

Shosholoza Meyl is by far the cheapest

For the very cheapest trip from Johannesburg to Durban on the 7th November take the Shosholoza Meyl train - only R80! As far as buses go City to City has lowered their price to R130, whilst SA Roadlink, Translux and Intercape have all raised their prices.

Shosholoza Meyl logo

Flight price inflation at 26%

Flight price inflation from Johannesburg to Durban has fallen from 34% to 26%. Interlink's flight price of R548 (the cheapest on the 7th Nov 2008) compares to Nationwide's price of R409 on 26 Oct 2007 and R497 on 7 Dec 2007.

From Rotterdam to Kuruman

Valerie travelled from Rotterdam to Johannesburg via Cairo (5 hour wait), before flying from Johannesburg to Kimberley to see the vast nothingness of the Kalahari desert. She stayed at Postmasburg which is 1000kms from anywhere - Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban. Valerie visited the natural spring called "Die Oog" in Kuruman, Witsand, and saw the Wonderwerk caves south of Kuruman and their bushman paintings. With her descriptive portrayal of the Kalahari, she is a deserved winner of our blog of the week competition. Valerie, thank you for sharing your story and pictures with us. We hope you'll visit South Africa again soon.

bushman painting at the Wonderwerk caves

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