There are 12 ways to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon by plane, taxi, bus, train, car 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 to Hoedspruit  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Hoedspruit (HDS) CPT - HDS

$301 - $901

Cheapest option

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  30 h 19 min

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

$157 - $194

10 alternative options

Fly to Ulusaba, taxi  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Ulusaba (ULX) CPT - ULX
  2. Take a taxi from Ulusaba to Blyde River Canyon

$276 - $726

Fly to Ngala, taxi  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Ngala (NGL) CPT - NGL
  2. Take a taxi from Ngala to Blyde River Canyon

$246 - $696

Fly to Skukuza, taxi  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Skukuza (SZK) CPT - SZK
  2. Take a taxi from Skukuza to Blyde River Canyon

$316 - $756

Fly to Nelspruit, bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Nelspruit (MQP) CPT - MQP
  2. Take the bus from Whiteriver to Acornhoek

$286 - $710

Fly to Phalaborwa, bus  •  9 h 1 min

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

$287 - $824

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  29 h 4 min

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

$161 - $213

Train, drive  •  31 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Drive from Johannesburg to Blyde River Canyon

$286 - $311

Train, bus  •  36 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Nelspruit
  3. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Acornhoek

$378 - $416

Train, car train, bus  •  42 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
  3. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Acornhoek

$367 - $402

Drive  •  19 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon 1134.1 miles

$170 - $260

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Blyde River Canyon, South Africa?

CemAir, South African Airways and Mango fly from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon via Pretoria and Acornhoek in around 29 h 4 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Capetown to Ulusaba via Skukuza
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ulusaba via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ulusaba via Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ngala via Skukuza
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ngala via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Ngala via Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Skukuza
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Skukuza via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Phalaborwa via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,400
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $550
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$251
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$16 - $22
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Whiteriver to Acornhoek
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Phalaborwa to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Acornhoek
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Acornhoek
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Ulusaba to Blyde River Canyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon?

The distance between Cape Town and Blyde River Canyon is 1587 km. The road distance is 1815 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon?

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon is to bus which costs R 1 900 - R 2 500 and takes 30 h 19 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon?

The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs R 3 700 - R 12 000.

How long does it take to get from Cape Town to Blyde River Canyon?

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