There are 9 ways to get from Limpopo to Cape Town by plane, bus, train, car train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Polokwane  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Capetown (CPT) PTG - CPT

$132 - $517

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Bus, car train  •  32 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg Gjh1304 / ...
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$39 - $72

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Bus to Hoedspruit, fly  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Phalaborwa to Hoedspruit
  2. Fly from Hoedspruit (HDS) to Capetown (CPT) HDS - CPT

$233 - $819

Bus to Lanseria, fly  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Warmbaths to Midrand
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Capetown (CPT) HLA - CPT

$94 - $247

Bus to Johannesburg, fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Warmbaths to Pretoria
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Capetown (CPT) JNB - CPT

$83 - $252

Bus Citiliner  •  24 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Cape Town

$59 - $90

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Cape Town Greyhound

$51 - $87

Bus, train  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  3. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$219 - $260

Drive  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Polokwane to Cape Town 1073 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Limpopo to Cape Town is to bus which costs R 750 - R 1 300 and takes 24 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Limpopo to Cape Town is to fly which costs R 1 900 - R 8 000 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Limpopo to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Polokwane and arriving at Cape Town via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 10 min.

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The distance between Limpopo and Cape Town is 1578 km. The road distance is 1716.7 km.

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The best way to get from Limpopo to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 10 min and costs R 850 - R 1 400.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Limpopo to Cape Town, including transfers.

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Limpopo to Cape Town bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Polokwane station.

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The best way to get from Limpopo to Cape Town is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs R 1 900 - R 8 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 850 - R 1 400 and takes 24 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Polokwane Airport to Capetown Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Limpopo to Cape Town bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Cape Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Limpopo to Cape Town is 1717 km. It takes approximately 17 h 39 min to drive from Limpopo to Cape Town.

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South African Airways offers flights from Polokwane Airport to Capetown Airport.

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Map of how to get from Limpopo to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 986.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Limpopo, South Africa and Cape Town, South Africa?

South African Airways and Mango fly from Polokwane to Cape Town hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Polokwane to Cape Town via Pretoria in around 24 h 10 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, East London
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, Upington
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, Kimberley
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, Maun
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Polokwane to Capetown via Johannesburg, Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Hoedspruit to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Hoedspruit to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown via Durban
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown via Durban
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Hoedspruit to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $410
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$209
November - April
$226
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Phalaborwa to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Johanessburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Warmbaths to Midrand
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Warmbaths to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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