With new support, the Greyhound bus service will return to SA roads next week

Greyhound said bookings are officially open and travel will begin on April 13 after the company relaunches in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

FILE: A Greyhound bus. Photo: Greyhound SA/Facebook.

CAPE TOWN – Luxury coach operator Greyhound is set to return to South African roads next week.

Their return comes just in time for the busy Easter period, when dozens will take the long way to take a break.

The bus service, which was previously owned by transport company Unitrans Passenger, was sold last year.

Greyhound said bookings are officially open and travel will begin on April 13 after the company relaunches in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the industry hard.

The company went under the hammer after announcing its closure just over a year ago.

Greyhound’s Leslie Matthews said the business was purchased by an investment entity owned by a private trust.

He added that the bus service was eager to start connecting loved ones from different parts of the country as traditional routes would resume and new ones would be introduced over time.

Tickets are available from R400 for travel from Johannesburg to Durban.

Melvin Z. Madore