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There are 8 ways to get from Cape Town to Clarens by plane, bus, taxi, car train or car

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

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Fly to Bloemfontein, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Bloemfontein (BFN) CPT - BFN
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Bethlehem

$129 - $378

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Car train, drive  •  22 h 56 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Springfontein
  2. Drive from Springfontein to Clarens

$57 - $85

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Fly to Maseru, bus, taxi  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Maseru (MSU) CPT - MSU
  2. Take the bus from Maseru to Ficksburg
  3. Take a taxi from Ficksburg to Clarens

$155 - $318

Fly to Durban, bus  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Durban (DUR) CPT - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Harrismith
  3. Take the bus from Harrismith to Bethlehem

Bus  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Welkom
  2. Take the bus from Welkom to Bethlehem

$84 - $113

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  22 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Kroonstad
  2. Take the bus from Kroonstad to Welkom
  3. Take the bus from Welkom to Bethlehem

$82 - $100

Car train, bus  •  26 h 15 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Kimberley
  2. Take the bus from Kimberley to Bloemfontein
  3. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Bethlehem

$78 - $118

Drive  •  14 h

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Clarens 804.6 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Clarens is to car train and drive which costs R 800 - R 1 300 and takes 22 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Clarens is to fly and bus which costs R 1 800 - R 5 500 and takes 8 h 41 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Clarens is 1124 km. The road distance is 1287.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Clarens without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 40 min and costs R 1 200 - R 1 700.

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It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to get from Cape Town to Clarens, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to Bloemfontein Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Clarens is 1287 km. It takes approximately 14 h to drive from Cape Town to Clarens.

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Airlink, Mango and South African Airways offer flights from Capetown Airport to Bloemfontein Airport.

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There are 136+ hotels available in Clarens. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R 60 - R 100.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Clarens.
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  • Distance: 702.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 41 min

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

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Clarens via Welkom and Bethlehem in around 17 h 40 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Capetown to Maseru via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Maseru via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maseru via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Lanseria
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Springfontein
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$30 - $40
Car train from Cape Town to Kimberley
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Bethlehem
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harrismith to Bethlehem
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Welkom to Bethlehem
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Kimberley to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Maseru to Ficksburg
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Durban to Harrismith
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Kroonstad
Ave. Duration
15 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Welkom
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Kroonstad to Welkom
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Ficksburg to Clarens
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80

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