Mini Bus Prices In South Africa

Mini buses, also referred to as midibuses or commuter buses, are a popular form of transportation in South Africa. Here is an overview of mini bus prices in the South African market currently in 2024.

New Mini Buses

Brand new mini buses from authorized dealers range from R540,000 to R720,000 depending on the make, model, year of production, location, and specific dealer.

Some of the most popular new mini bus models and their prices in South Africa include:

  • Toyota Quantum/Hiace – R599,999 to R969,900
  • Nissan NV350 – R489,900
  • Mercedes Benz Sprinter – R1,029,900 to R1,069,000
  • Iveco Daily – R479,995
  • BAW Sasuka – R299,900

Toyota and Nissan tend to offer more affordable options, while Mercedes Sprinter and Iveco Daily are premium models.

Foreign Used/Tokunbo Mini Buses

Foreign used mini buses, also referred to as Tokunbos, range from R28,800 for older models in poor condition to R180,000 for newer models in good condition. Prices vary considerably depending on make, model, year of production, mileage, location, and condition.

Some popular foreign used mini bus models and their price ranges include:

  • Suzuki APV – R28,800 to R180,000
  • Daihatsu Hijet – R28,800 to R170,000
  • Nissan Civilian – R35,000 to R150,000
  • Renault Trafic – R35,000 to R150,000

South African Used Mini Buses

Locally used South African mini buses tend to be cheaper than foreign used models. Prices range from R15,000 for very old models in poor condition to R34,920 for newer models in good condition.

Some popular South African used mini bus models and price ranges:

  • Suzuki APV – R18,000 to R34,920
  • Nissan Civilian – R20,000 to R30,000
  • Ford Transit – R20,000 to R25,000

Key Factors Affecting Mini Bus Prices

Regardless of whether a mini bus is new, foreign used or locally used, the price is affected by:

  • Make and model – Popular brands like Toyota, Nissan and Suzuki command higher prices
  • Year of production – Newer buses are more expensive
  • Mileage – The lower the mileage the higher the price
  • Overall condition – Poor condition drastically reduces prices
  • Location – Major cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town have higher demand and prices


In summary, brand new mini buses range from R500,000 to R900,000+, foreign used models range from R30,000 to R150,000, while locally used buses range from R15,000 to R35,000 in South Africa currently in 2024. Carefully inspecting condition and verifying history are vital when purchasing any used vehicle.

I hope this overview has provided helpful insight into the South African mini bus market. Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!

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