There are 6 ways to get from Bulawayo to Cape Town by plane, bus, car or 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. BUQ - CPT

$225 - $590

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  35 h 20 min

  1. Greyhound

$76 - $109

4 alternative options

Bus InterCape  •  33 h 35 min

  1. Greyhound

$79 - $122

Drive, train  •  37 h 9 min

$332 - $389

Bus, train  •  41 h 10 min

$287 - $322

Drive  •  25 h 15 min

  1. 1409.4 miles

$210 - $320

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

South African Airways, Mango and seven other airlines fly from Bulawayo to Cape Town hourly. 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 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, George
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Kimberley
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, Maun
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Bulawayo to Capetown via Johannesburg, East London
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Thursday
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$250 - $270
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$250
November - April
$270
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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
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
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bulawayo to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Bulawayo to Cape Town is to bus which costs $75 - $110 and takes 35 h 20 min.

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

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.

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