Eldo Coaches now boasts South Africa's newest bus fleet!
Eldo Coaches was established in 1956 and provided intercity, innercity and hire services. The intercity services used Pretoria as their base and provided bus services to Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Harrismith, King Williamstown, Pietermaritzburg and Queenstown.
The company announced that they will cease operations in June 2023, with the hopes of someone purchasing their fleet and resuming operations either under their name or a new name. Great alternatives to Eldo are:
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In April 2018 Eldo introduced their new fleet of buses built to their specifications and fitted with a few luxuries.
The Single Decker has 52 seats, the Comfort Liner has 60 luxury seats and the Executive Touring Seater has 52 seats.
Each boasts reclining seats fitted with seat belts, audio and visual entertainment, individual air vents, reading lights, armrests and tray tables. An emergency toilet has also been fitted on each bus.
By the look of it, these seem to be some fancy pants buses!
June 2023: Eldo Coaches announced that they will cease all operations as they are closing down.
July 2017: Eldo Coaches have done away with various numbers, now only making use of the central number 086 113 5367.
Booking an Eldo Coaches ticket
Website bookings: bookings could be done and paid for via their website (www.eldocoaches.co.za), but this is no longer working.
Call centre bookings: their call centre is available on 086 113 5367
Children: Children below the age of 3 years of age travel free of charge on condition that they sit on the lap of a fare paying adult for the duration of their journey.
Eldo Coaches has ticket offices for booking bus bookings in Johannesburg, Midrand, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, East London andPort Elizabeth. These can all be contacted via the central number: 086 113 5367.
316 Farm Lenasia Road R554, Eikenhof, Gauteng
Durban: Office 3 Durban Station Lower level, NMR Ave, Durban Opposite Durban Electricity Department Durban 4001
Pietermartizburg: Corner Burger and Commercial Street McDondlds Centre Pietermaritzburg 3200
Park Station: Main Park Station Building Corner Rissik Street and Leyd Street Braamfontein Johannesburg. Click here to read more about bus trips to Jozi.
Cape Town: Long Distance Bus Facility; Cape Town Station; Old Marine Drive; Cape Town
Bellville: New Long Distance Bus Facility; Mabel Street; Oakdale; Bellville
East London Windmill Office: Windmill Mall; 128 Moore Str; Beachfront; Quigney; East London
East London Station Street: 50 Station Street; East London CBD; East London
Eldo coaches Bloemfontein: Tourist Centre; 60 Park Rd; Willows; Bloemfontein; 9301
Alcohol & smoking:The consumption of alcohol as well as smoking on board Eldo Coaches is prohibited. Any person caught smoking, drinking or already intoxicated will be denied boarding or maybe asked to disembark if already on the bus.
Luggage: Each fare paying passenger is permitted to bring on board a maximum of 2 pieces of luggage the total weight of which must not exceed 25 kg. All baggage that exceeds this limit will be charged extra for.
Pets: Only trained guide dogs are permitted on board. All other pets are not allowed.
Pregnant passengers: Eldo Coaches reserves the right to deny boarding to any passenger that is more than 7 months pregnant for safety reasons.
Unaccompanied children: Children below the age of 12 years of age need to be accompanied by an older passenger. Children below the age of 3 years of age travel free of charge on condition that they sit on the lap of a fare paying adult for the duration of their journey.
18 May 2017. Eldo Coaches dismisses a driver, who had been exposed on social media, by Anton Koen, for reckless driving.