There are 4 ways to get from Cape Town to Grahamstown by plane, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) CPT - PLZ
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Grahamstown

$30 - $60

2 alternative options

Fly to East London, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to East London (ELS) CPT - ELS
  2. Take the bus from East London to Grahamstown

$90 - $214

Drive  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Grahamstown 547.4 miles

$80 - $130

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

TransLux Express operates a bus from Cape Town to Grahamstown twice daily. Tickets cost $46 and the journey takes 13 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Capetown to Port Elizabeth via East London
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Capetown to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Capetown to East London via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Capetown to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from East London to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Cape Town to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from East London to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cape Town to Grahamstown?

The distance between Cape Town and Grahamstown is 754 km. The road distance is 876 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Grahamstown?

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Grahamstown is to bus which costs R 400 - R 750 and takes 13 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Cape Town to Grahamstown?

The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Grahamstown is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 36 min and costs R 1 000 - R 2 600.

Is there a direct bus between Cape Town and Grahamstown?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cape Town and arriving at Grahamstown. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h.

How long does it take to get from Cape Town to Grahamstown?

It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Cape Town to Grahamstown, including transfers.