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

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

Fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Capetown (CPT) BUQ - CPT

$223 - $591

Cheapest option

Bus, car train  •  44 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$55 - $94

5 alternative options

Bus InterCape  •  33 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town Greyhound

$68 - $105

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  34 h 23 min

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

$73 - $100

Drive, train  •  37 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$292 - $359

Bus, train  •  41 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$243 - $285

Drive  •  25 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Bulawayo to Cape Town 1409.4 miles

$210 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Cape Town is to bus and car train which costs $55 - $95 and takes 44 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bulawayo to Cape Town is to fly which costs $220 - $600 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The distance between Bulawayo and Cape Town is 1830 km. The road distance is 2255 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Bulawayo to Cape Town, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bulawayo to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Bulawayo and arriving at Cape Town via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 35 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bulawayo Airport to Capetown Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Bulawayo to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 1143.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

South African Airways, Mango and six other airlines fly from Bulawayo to Cape Town every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bulawayo to Cape Town via Johannesburg in around 33 h 35 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Upington
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Kimberley
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Maun
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Sun City
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
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
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$215
November - April
$232
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
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Book at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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