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- 011 611 8000
- Customer Care Centre, 29 Lepus Rd - Crown Mines, Johannesburg - 2090, South Africa
All you need to know about Greyhound
ALL INFORMATION ABOUT GREYHOUND SOUTH AFRICA
Greyhound bus lines started an intercity scheduled services since 1984 in South Africa.
Nowadays Greyhound has routes around many cities in South Africa.
Greyhound South Africa buses carry more than 1.4 millions of passengers, between locals and tourists, yearly.
Using all these lines, passengers can travel to each city in the country.
Besides South Africa cities, Greyhound network covers places in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
GREYHOUND BUS ROUTES
Travellers can go with Greyhound coaches to many destinations.
There are thousands of routes around South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique
Despite all lines, some of them are the most searched.
These are the searched Greyhound routes and some information, as Greyhound prices and schedules, about them:
The bus travel from Johannesburg to Durban takes around 4 hours each length.
There are nearly 24 daily bus schedules from Johannesburg to Durban.
Greyhound bus schedules represent at least seven of them.
All available Johannesburg bus travel tickets to Durban usually costs from R 210.00 to R 440.00 per seat.
The bus trip from Pretoria to Durban takes around 8 hours each length.
There are nearly 22 daily bus schedules from Pretoria to Durban.
Greyhound bus schedules represent at least seven of them
All available Pretoria bus travel tickets to Durban usually costs from R 230.00 to R 380.00 per seat.
Travelling by bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg takes around 17 hours each length.
There are nearly seven daily bus schedules from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Greyhound bus schedules represent at least one of them
All available Cape Town bus travel tickets to Johannesburg usually costs from R 399.00 to R 780.00 per seat.
GREYHOUND MAIN DEPARTURES
There are more than 140 departures and arrivals locations nationwide.
Between them, you can find below the main cities that Greyhound operates.
Buses from Johannesburg
Greyhound has more than 28 bus routes that travel from Johannesburg, in Gauteng.
Popular Greyhound Destinations from Johannesburg
Buses from Durban
Greyhound has more than seven bus routes that travel from Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal.
Popular Greyhound Destinations from Durban
Buses from Cape Town
Greyhound has more than four bus routes that travel from Cape Town, in Western Cape.
Popular Greyhound Destinations from Cape Town
GREYHOUND FLEET SERVICES
Passengers who travel with Greyhound routes in South Africa will find five types of buses.
There are some luxury buses, with more space and comfort features.
But there are also other buses there are more standard and cheaper.
The company has two bus categories.
The simple buses are Greyhound Single Decker and Greyhound Double Decker.
The simplest offers:
Inpidual air vents;
Inpidual reading lights;
Hostesses and on board service available on selected routes;
The Dreamliner group, which has more luxurious buses, spacious and comfortable.
This five-star bus is called Business class.
This category offers more feature for their passengers as:
Memory foam seats;
Seats recline to 180 degrees;
Inpidual air vents;
Inpidual reading lights;
Inpidual removable tray tables;
Earphones available to purchase from the onboard crew;
Besides the items bellow, all buses offer:
An Emergency Toilet;
Air conditioning and heaters;
Onboard Hostess and Service.
Inpidual arm rests;
Inpidual tray tables;
These categories of buses have a huge difference between the charged fares.
The business class can be much more expensive than the standard class, as shown on below example:
Johannesburg x Durban
In this line, passengers will pay a bus fare from R 330 for Standard Class.
For the Business Class the bus fare starts on R 440.
GREYHOUND BUS BOOKINGS
Travellers can buy their Greyhound bus ticket in many different ways.
Bus tickets can be purchased online via Greyhound website.
Passengers can buy tickets for credit cards and debit cards.
It is not possible to make an online purchase using an international credit card.
If the passenger is foreign, it is required to make a call to Greyhound Call Centre on +27 (0)11 611 8000 and make a bank deposit.
At Travel Agency / Sales Offices
Passengers can go at one of the many Travel Agencies or Sales offices in their city.
To check if there are a bus available and choose the best schedule and Greyhound bus price.
The payment can be made with cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
Greyhound Sales Offices in South Africa:
📍 Windmill Park, Moore Street - Quigley
📞 043 743 9284
📍 Simpson Building, Shop. NR 4. Ring Road - Greenacres 6045
📞 041 363 4555
📍Tourist Centre Park Road
📞 051 447 1558
📍 Shell Ultra City
📞 056 212 5527
📍 Park City Transit Centre - Johannesburg Station
📞 011 276 8550
📍 Cnr Polly & Church Street
📞 011 336 9184
📍Caltex Star Shop. N1 Highway - Midrand
📞 011 315 1458
📞 012 323 1154
📍 Motor Coach Terminal - New Durban Station, N.M.R. Avenue
📞 031 334 9702
📞 083 915 9000
📞 011 276 8500
📍 267 Burger Street
📞 033 345 3175
📍 Old Mutual Place - Louis Trichardt Street
📞 013 753 2100
📍 121 Bulfontein Road 8301
📞 053 832 6040
📞 083 915 9000
Greyhound Sales Offices in Zimbabwe:
📍 Blue Arrow Reservations - Unifreight House - 73A Fife Street
📞 002 639 889 078
📍 Road Port - Cnr Robert Mugabe & 5th Street
📞 002 634 732 080
At Greyhound Outlets
The payment must be made using credit cards, debit cards, cash, loyalty card or Edcon Card.
Buying Bus Ticket by Phone
Greyhound bookings can be made by phone.
It's necessary to call to the Greyhound selling phone 083 915 9000.
GREYHOUND DEALS & DISCOUNTS
Children Free Tickets and Discounts
Children under two years old travel for free, but they are not allowed to use a seat.
Bus tickets for children between two and 11 years old, must have a discount of 15% off.
For children, over 12 years old the fare is the same as an adult.
Senior Citizens Discounts (60 & older)
This discount is valid only for standby tickets.
And it's necessary to book the ticket before travel.
The discount can be until 15% discount off peak periods.
This reduction can be made only in travels from Monday to Wednesday.
This kind of bus ticket can be bought only at Greyhound Outlets, Greyhound website and Greyhound phone.
Students can get a 5% off discount.
This discount is available to tertiary education students.
But it is necessary to show the student card before booking and boarding in the coach.
It is possible to get this discount if there are 10 or more passengers that will travel on the same line.
But the booking must be made in advance from the bus trip.
The Web Special Discount
This 10% off is available for everyone who books a bus ticket via Greyhound's website.
But it is necessary to use a South African Credit Card.
The Terminal Special Discount
All passengers can get a 10% off in their Greyhound Bus Ticket.
If the buying has been done via Greyhound’s kiosks.
But it's valid only for pre-booked tickets.
SANDF and SAPS Discount
Travellers that are members of SANDF ( South African National Defence Force) and SAPS ( South African Police Service) can get 10% off on their tickets.
It's valid for pre-booked tickets and standby bookings.
It's necessary to show a valid Force Card or ID when the ticket has been booked, and before boarding the bus.
All members of Vitality Program can get 20% off in their bus ticket.
The discount is only valid for purchases that were made at Greyhound Outlets.
It's necessary to pre-book the ticket and present the Membership Card before booking and boarding in the coach.
Greyhound Loyalty Club
Greyhound Bus company has a rewards travel programme for their travellers.
The program gives free bus ticket for all Greyhound passengers who are Loyalty members.
The Greyhound Loyalty Programme works on a point system.
These points are distributed according to the price was paid for the bus ticket, as shown below.
Allocation of Points
Bus Ticket Price: R 0 - R 49
Bus Ticket Price: R 50 - R 99
Bus Ticket Price: R 100 - R 149
Bus Ticket Price: R 150 - R 199
Bus Ticket Price: R 200 - R 249
Bus Ticket Price: R 250 - R 299
Bus Ticket Price: R 300 - R 349
Bus Ticket Price: R 350 - R 399
Bus Ticket Price: R 400 - R 449
Bus Ticket Price: R 450 R 499
Bus Ticket Price: R 500 - R Plus
After some scores, these points can be changed for a free bus ticket.
Which may be used to travel to any destination serviced by Greyhound.
Value of Points
Value: One free Greyhound Bus Ticket worth up to R 199.00
Value: One free Greyhound Bus Ticket worth up to R 399.00
Value: One free Greyhound Bus Ticket worth up to R 599.00
Value: One free Greyhound Bus Ticket worth up to R 799.00
Value: One free Greyhound Bus Ticket worth up to R 999.00
Important Notes About the Programme
These points cannot be transferred to no one.
Members are not allowed to use points to buy a bus ticket for family or friend.
The member always should inform the Greyhound employee, that he is a Loyalty member.
This guarantees that his travel points are allocated to his account.
GREYHOUND LUGGAGE RULES
Every Greyhound passengers are allowed to carry on until two suitcases for free.
But this luggage not exceeding 30 kilogrammes in weight or 80x60x30cm in size.
Greyhound can refuse all suitcases that do not fit in this rules.
Pets on Bus
Greyhound does not allow animals inside the bus.
Except trained guide dog guiding a visually impaired person.
GREYHOUND BUS STATIONS
Travellers can count with many Greyhound bus stations.
There is at least one bus stop in each Greyhound destination.
The main buses stations in South Africa is:
Pretoria Bus Station
📍 Motorcoach Terminal, Pretoria Station, Scheiding Street - View on Map
Johannesburg Bus Station
📍 Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station - View on Map
Durban Bus Station
📍 1 Jeff Taylor Crescent, Mashabalala Yengwa Avenue -View on Map
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Documents Required for your Bus Travel
Travellers must guarantee that they are in ownership of valid travel documents.
If travel is in South Africa and the passenger is South African, it is necessary that have an I.D.
In a case of foreign travellers, the passenger must have a valid passport and the required visas for all journeys.
Boarding on Greyhound Bus
It recommended that you arrive at the boarding point about 30 minutes in advance of the scheduled departure time.
It may take some minutes to dispatch luggage and finish boarding process.