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There are 6 ways to get from Cape Town to Franschhoek by bus, taxi, train, car train or car

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Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Paarl
  2. Take a taxi from Paarl to Franschhoek

Cheapest option

Car train, drive  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Bellville
  2. Drive from Bellville to Franschhoek

4 alternative options

Bus, taxi via Cape Town  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Paarl
  2. Take a taxi from Paarl to Franschhoek

Train, taxi  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the train from Cape Town to Stellenbosch Northern
  2. Take a taxi from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cape Town to Franschhoek 74.8 km

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Franschhoek 74.8 km
Cape Town → Franschhoek
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Franschhoek is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Franschhoek is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Franschhoek is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Franschhoek is to car train and drive which costs R 110 - R 180 and takes 1h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Franschhoek is to taxi which costs R 900 - R 1 100 and takes 49 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Franschhoek is 64 km. The road distance is 74.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 1h 2m and costs R 460 - R 600.

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It takes approximately 1h 2m to get from Cape Town to Franschhoek, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Franschhoek is 75 km. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from Cape Town to Franschhoek.

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There are 212+ hotels available in Franschhoek. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Franschhoek.
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  • Distance: 64.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 2m

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

There is no direct connection from Cape Town to Franschhoek. However, you can take the bus to Paarl then take the taxi to Franschhoek. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Paarl then take the taxi to Franschhoek.

Train operators
CT Trains
Website
cttrains.co.za
Train from Cape Town to Stellenbosch
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
R 8 - R 18
Schedules at
cttrains.co.za
Metro
R 8 - R 18
Shosholoza Meyl
Car train from Cape Town to Bellville
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 30 - R 50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 30 - R 50
1st Class
R 60 - R 85
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
+27 86 158 9282
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
res.prasa.com
Bus from Cape Town to Paarl
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R 130 - R 180
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Eldo Coaches
Phone
+27 (0)11 213 9953/4/5
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Paarl
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Paarl to Franschhoek
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
R 330 - R 400

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