There are 7 ways to get from Beaufort West to Cape Town by bus, train, car train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus Citiliner  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Beaufort West to Cape Town

$23 - $35

Cheapest option

Cartrain  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the cartrain from Beaufort West to Cape Town

$11 - $16

5 alternative options

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Beaufort West to Cape Town

Train  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Beaufort West to Capetown

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Beaufort West to Cape Town 290.5 miles

$45 - $65

Bus to George, fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Beaufort West to George
  2. Fly from George (GRJ) to Capetown (CPT) GRJ - CPT

$118 - $313

Bus, bus to Plettenberg Bay, fly  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Beaufort West to George
  2. Take the bus from George to Plettenberg Bay
  3. Fly from Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) to Capetown (CPT) PBZ - CPT

$148 - $393

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

Citiliner operates a bus from Beaufort West to Cape Town once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Alternatively, Premier Classe operates a train from Beaufort West to Cape Town twice a week, and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from George to Capetown
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Plettenberg Bay to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Beaufort West to Capetown
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Beaufort West to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$19 - $26
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Beaufort West to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Beaufort West to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Beaufort West to George
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from George to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Beaufort West and Cape Town is 425 km. The road distance is 465 km.

The cheapest way to get from Beaufort West to Cape Town is to cartrain which costs R 140 - R 200 and takes 9 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from Beaufort West to Cape Town is to drive which takes 4 h 38 min and costs R 550 - R 850.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Beaufort West and arriving at Capetown. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Beaufort West and arriving at Cape Town. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

The bus from Beaufort West to Cape Town takes 5 h 50 min including transfers and departs once daily.