There are 3 ways to get from Swellendam to Cape Town by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Swellendam to Cape Town

$14 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Swellendam to Somerset West
  2. Take the train from Strand to Cape Town Northern

$13 - $19

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Swellendam to Cape Town 139.8 miles

$21 - $35

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Swellendam and arriving at Cape Town. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Swellendam and Cape Town is 186 km. The road distance is 223.7 km.

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The best way to get from Swellendam to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Swellendam to Cape Town takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Swellendam to Cape Town is 224 km. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Swellendam to Cape Town.

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There are 2831+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Swellendam to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 116.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Citiliner operates a bus from Swellendam to Cape Town once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
CT Trains
Website
cttrains.co.za
Train from Strand to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cttrains.co.za
Metro
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Swellendam to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Swellendam to Somerset West
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Swellendam to Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Swellendam to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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