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There are 5 ways to get from Cape Town to De Aar by bus, taxi, car train, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Hanover
  2. Take a taxi from Hanover to De Aar

R 983 - R 1 234

Cheapest option

Car train  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to De Aar

R 190 - R 360

3 alternative options

Train  •  14h 58m

  1. Take the train from Cape Town to De Aar

R 190 - R 340

Drive  •  8h 21m

  1. Drive from Cape Town to De Aar 764.6 km

R 1 000 - R 1 600

Fly, train  •  11h 37m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Bloemfontein (BFN) CPT - BFN
  2. Take the train from Bloemfontein to Springfontein
  3. Take the train from Springfontein to De Aar

R 993 - R 2 515

Cape Town → De Aar
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in De Aar is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in De Aar is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in De Aar is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to De Aar is to train which costs R 190 - R 340 and takes 14h 58m.

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The fastest way to get from Cape Town to De Aar is to drive. Taking this option will cost R 1 000 - R 1 600 and takes 8h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cape Town and arriving at De Aar. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 13h 20m.

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The distance between Cape Town and De Aar is 639 km. The road distance is 764.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to De Aar without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 9h 32m and costs R 950 - R 1 300.

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It takes approximately 9h 32m to get from Cape Town to De Aar, including transfers.

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Cape Town to De Aar train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, depart from Cape Town station.

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

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Cape Town to De Aar train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, arrive at De Aar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to De Aar is 765 km. It takes approximately 8h 21m to drive from Cape Town to De Aar.

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  • Distance: 639.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 32m

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

Shosholoza Meyl operates a vehicle from Cape Town to De Aar once a week. Tickets cost R 190 - R 360 and the journey takes 13h 20m.

Airlines
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 800 - R 2 900
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 700 - R 1 900
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to De Aar
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 190 - R 360
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 190 - R 280
1st Class
R 340 - R 450
Train from Bloemfontein to Springfontein
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R 55 - R 85
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 55 - R 85
1st Class
R 100 - R 140
Train from Springfontein to De Aar
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 80 - R 120
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 80 - R 120
1st Class
R 140 - R 200
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Hanover
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 280 - R 390
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Hanover to De Aar
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
R 700 - R 850

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Mango and Airlink offer flights from Capetown Airport to Bloemfontein Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in De Aar. Prices start at R 1 500 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 45 - R 270.

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