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Greyhound Bus bookings South Africa

Don't get confused between the American Greyhound operating coach services accross the North of America and our local South African Greyhound coaches. The local version used to offer domestic services as well as routes to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. They shut down in Feb 2021 and have since been acquired by Eldo Coaches, who hopes to resume Greyhound operations soon. In the meanwhile, Intercape is a good alternative full-service coach company to make use of in their absence.

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Greyhound is back!

The local coach company is back with 70 busses and some new routes! They will resume services on 13 April 2022. They are launching with the following routes: Johannesburg - Pretoria/ Polokwane, Johannesburg - Mosselbay (via Bloemfontein), Johannesburg - Mthatha (via Pietermaritzburg or Matatiele), Johannesburg - Pretoria - Komatipoort, Johannesburg - Phalaborwa, Johannesburg - Gqeberha (via Craddock). More routes will be added in due time.

Greyhound Comeback on the Cards

Just over a year after ceasing all operations, Greyhound has finally been acquired by another private company. Operations seem likely to resume soon.

Greyhound Closes Operations

After 37 years in the industry, Greyhound sadly announced on the 3rd of February 2021 that they will cease services on the 14th of February 2021. Their budget-friendly alternative, Citiliner, will also cease services on the 14th of February 2021.

The group did not comment on the exact reason for bringing an end to their service. It seems likely that financial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns played a roll. Busses were only allowed to resume operations in June 2020 when Lockdown Level 3 allowed inter-provincial business travel, with leisure travel only allowed in August 2020.

Greyhound confirmed that any Greyhound or Citiliner ticket holders for travel after 14 February 2021 will be refunded in full.

Nationwide Bus Strike - April 2018

17 April 2018: The South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBC) will embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Greyhound, along with MyCiti and Golden Arrow, have confirmed that they have suspended all operations for the 18th of April 2018. It is likely that other bus companies will have to follow suit to protect their staff, passengers and property. This strike will affect both local and long distance routes and could leave thousands stranded. All affected passengers are encouraged to check the status of their bus with the relevant bus company.

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History, News & Info.


19 June 2017: Greyhound plans to revolutionise bus travel with their latest innovation, the Dreamliner. Having finally passed all the tests, you'll soon find this super comfortable bus on SA's roads.

Boasting seats that can recline a full 150 degrees, USB ports under each chair , charging pods for electronic devices and complimentary newspapers and refreshments. This will be the longes double decker bus on SA roads, at a full 14,5 meters, and has top-of-the-line safety features like emergency brake assist and lane assist. The bus will also have onboard attendants to assist passengers.

They haven't clarified on which routes they will introduce the latest buses, but we have a feeling that it will certainly encourage more passengers to take the scenic route!

Bookings/Reservations & discounts

Booking a Greyhound Bus ticket

Website bookings: bookings made via their website ( normally have a discount.

Call centre bookings: their 24 hour call centre is available on 011 611 8000 or 083 915 9000

Email Greyhound at

Edgars Account bookings

You can pay for your Greyhound trip using an Edgars Thank U Account card. Simply phone 011 611 8000. Other travel options which can be paid for using an Edgars Account are Mango Airlines flights and Citiliner bus trips.

Discounts & Special Rates

Children: Children between the ages of 2 & 11 years travelling with Greyhound get a 15% discount off the adult fare. Children below the age of 2 years, on condition that they are not occupying a seat, travel free. If a fare paying adult is travelling with two or more children below the age of 2 years, then the second as well as all successive children will have to pay (instead of travelling free, they get the 15% children's discount).

10% SANDF\SAPS: All SANDF\SAPS staff travelling with Greyhound, on condition that they produce a valid force card, qualify for a 10% discount off the normal fare.

5% Senior Citizens Discounts: Senior citizens get a 5% discount off the normal fare upon presenting a pensioner's card or ID book.

5% Student Discounts: Varsity students can get a 5% discount off the normal fare if they produce a valid student card when purchasing their ticket.

Sales Offices & Stops

Greyhound has sales offices for booking bus tickets in Johannesburg, Midrand, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, East London, Nelspruit, Harare, Port Elizabeth, Kroonstad, Maputo and Montrose.

Greyhound Bus Departures & Destinations

Eastern Cape

Windmill Park
Moore Street
East London

Tel: (043) 743 9284
Fax: (043) 743 0061

Simpson Building
Shop nr 4
Ring Road
Port Elizabeth

Tel: (041) 363 4555
Fax: (041) 363 3559

71 Madeira street
Opposite Steve Motors

Tel: (047) 531-0603
Fax: (047) 532 2288

Free State

Tourist Centre
Park Road
(next to Municipal Swimming Pool)

Tel: (051) 447 1558
Fax: (051) 447 1556

Shell Ultra City

Tel: 056 212 5527
Fax: 056 213 2852


Park City Transit Centre
Johannesburg Station

Fax: (011) 276 8550

Cnr Polly & Church street

Tel: (011) 336 9184

Caltex Star Shop
N1 Highway

Tel: (011) 315 1458
Fax: (011) 315 7533

1928 Building
next to Pretoria Station

Tel: (012) 323 1154
Fax: (012) 323 1294


Motor Coach Terminal
New Durban Station
N.M.R. Avenue

Tel: 031 334 9702/09
Tel: 083 915 9000
Tel: 011 276 8500
Fax: 031 309 7746
Fax: 011 276 8550

267 Burger Street

Tel: 033 345 3175
Fax: 033 345 3172


no bus stops


Old Mutual Place
Louis Trichardt Street
Opposite Hotel Promenade

Tel: (013) 753 2100
Fax: (013) 753 2414

North West

no bus stops

Northern Cape

Tickets for Africa
121 Bulfontein Road
(next to Civic Centre)

Tel: (053) 832 6040
Fax: (053) 831 8248

Western Cape

1 Adderley Street
Cape Town

Tel: 083 915 9000 or
Fax: (011) 276 8550


Blue Arrow Reservations
Unifreight House
73A Fife Street

Tel: (002639) 889078

Road Port
Cnr Robert Mugabe & 5th Street

Tel: (002634) 732 080
Fax: (002634) 25 3228

Meal breaks

There are regular stops along the route where you can order food, and you are allowed to take them on board. You can also purchase food & drinks on board the bus. Note that you're not allowed to drink beer or other alcoholic drinks.

Policies & Conditions of Carriage

Accompanied children travelling cross-border: In an effort to prevent /curb cross-border child trafficking, the Department of Home Affairs, South Africa has set a new requirement. All passengers crossing Beitbridge Border Post enroute to Zimbabwe (i.e. either travelling to, or from Zimbabwe) with children under 18 years old, to have documentation certifying that they have legal guardianship. This documentation should be obtained before crossing the border.

Alcohol & smoking: Consumption of alcohol as well as smoking is not permitted on all Greyhound coaches.

Luggage: The luggage allowance on Greyhound buses is two suitcases whose total weight should not exceed 30kg and each suitcase should have the following dimensions: 80cmx60cmx30cm. Any luggage weighing more than the free allowance will be charged at the applicable rate.

They do not accept unaccompanied luggage. Firearms, hazardous/harmful chemicals, explosives or toxic substances are not accepted on all Greyhound coaches.

Pets: No pets are permitted on any of their buses save for guide dogs, for which prior notification has to be given before date of departure.

Ticket cancellation & refunds: Greyhound bus tickets may be cancelled subject to payment of a cancellation fee. Alternatively, passengers may opt to be rebooked on the next available service on that very same route, with no fee being levied. If, however, there is a price increase the passenger will be expected to pay the difference.

Unaccompanied children: Only children that are 12-years and older are accepted to travel unaccompanied. Proof of identification will be required both on purchase of the ticket as well as boarding.

History, News & Info.

Greyhound bus is part of the "Unitrans Passenger" operating division of Unitrans Holdings (Pty) Ltd, which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KAP International Holdings – which as of 2012 owns the industrial assets of the Steinhoff Africa group . Greyhound is a member of SABOA (Southern African Bus Operators Association).


The Star newspaper's readers vote for the Greyhound bus as being their favourite bus company.


Greyhound Coach Lines celebrated 21 years of intercity long distance transport.


United Transport Company, now renamed as Unitrans Limited and listed on the JSE, reacquires Greyhound Coach Lines from the Tollgate Group.


United Transport Company disposes of its passenger operations to Tollgate Holdings.


UK based United Transport Company is incorporated in South Africa and Greyhound Bus Lines, which operated a fleet of buses is one of their first acquisitions.

Unitrans annual reports

Untrans Passenger extract from 2005 annual report

Unitrans 2005 annual report

Unitrans 2004 annual report

Unitrans 2003 annual report

Unitrans 2002 annual report

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