There are 6 ways to get from Cape Town to Harare by plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Harare (HRE) CPT - HRE

$215 - $461

Cheapest option

Bus InterCape  •  38 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Harare

$65 - $95

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  35 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Harare Gjh2003 / ...

$70 - $99

Train, bus  •  43 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  3. Take the bus from Pretoria to Harare

$278 - $322

Train, drive  •  38 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Drive from Johannesburg to Harare

$332 - $411

Drive  •  26 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Harare 1571.9 miles

$240 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Harare is to bus which costs R 900 - R 1 400 and takes 35 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Harare is to fly which costs R 2 800 - R 6 500 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Harare is 2187 km. The road distance is 2515 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Cape Town to Harare, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cape Town and arriving at Harare. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 38 h 15 min.

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

Rwandair Express, South African Airways and two other airlines fly from Cape Town to Harare every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Harare via Pretoria in around 35 h 55 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$230 - $260
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$233
November - April
$251
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
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 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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