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There are 5 ways to get from Cape Town to Ile-Ife by plane, train, taxi or car

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Fly to Lagos, train  •  19h 21m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Lagos (LOS) CPT - LOS
  2. Take the train from Ikeja to Iwo

Cheapest option

Fly to Akure, taxi  •  22h 25m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Akure (AKR) CPT - AKR
  2. Take a taxi from Akure to Ile-Ife

3 alternative options

Fly to Ilorin, train  •  25h 6m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Ilorin (ILR) CPT - ILR
  2. Take the train from Ilorin to Osogbo

Fly to Benin City, taxi  •  23h 21m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Benin City (BNI) CPT - BNI
  2. Take a taxi from Benin City to Ile-Ife

Drive  •  4 days 9h

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Ile-Ife 7355 km
South Africa → Nigeria
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International entry into Nigeria from South Africa

  • Entry is conditional for citizens and permanent residents of South Africa
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Nigeria from South Africa

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 7 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Nigeria

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Considerations leaving from South Africa

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Nigeria from South Africa.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ile-Ife is 0800-970000-10.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ile-Ife is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ile-Ife is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800-970000-10.

No, returning to South Africa from Nigeria is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Ile-Ife is to fly and taxi which costs R 7 000 - R 15 000 and takes 22h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Ile-Ife is to fly and taxi which costs R 7 000 - R 15 000 and takes 22h 25m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Ile-Ife is 4831 km. The road distance is 7355 km.

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It takes approximately 19h 21m to get from Cape Town to Ile-Ife, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Lagos Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 30m and has one stopover.

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Ile-Ife is 1h behind Cape Town. It is currently 11:54 AM in Cape Town and 10:54 AM in Ile-Ife.

Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Ile-Ife is 7355 km. It takes approximately 4 days 9h to drive from Cape Town to Ile-Ife.

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Air Peace, Safair, TAAG Angola Airlines and South African Airways offer flights from Capetown Airport to Lagos Airport.

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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 14 - R 18.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Ile-Ife.
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  • Distance: 4830.9 km
  • Duration: 19h 21m

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Ile-Ife, Nigeria?

There is no direct connection from Cape Town to Ile-Ife. However, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Lagos, take the taxi to Ikeja, take the train to Iwo, then take the taxi to Ile-Ife. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Akure, then take the taxi to Ile-Ife.

Airlines
Air Peace
Website
flyairpeace.com
Flights from Capetown to Lagos via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $1,900
Flights from Capetown to Akure via Luanda, Lagos
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Capetown to Akure via Johannesburg, Lagos
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Akure via Luanda, Lagos, Abuja
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Capetown to Akure via Johannesburg, Lagos, Abuja
Ave. Duration
24h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Ilorin via Luanda, Lagos
Ave. Duration
17h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Ilorin via Johannesburg, Lagos
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Ilorin via Luanda, Lagos, Abuja
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Ilorin via Johannesburg, Lagos, Abuja
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Benin City via Luanda, Lagos, Abuja
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Benin City via Addis Ababa, Lagos
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Capetown to Benin City via Nairobi, Lagos
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Flights from Capetown to Benin City via Addis Ababa, Abuja
Ave. Duration
27h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Benin City via Johannesburg, Lagos
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Lagos via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $650
Arik Air
Website
arikair.com
Flights from Capetown to Benin City via Luanda, Lagos
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Capetown to Benin City via Johannesburg, Lagos
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $900
TAAG Angola Airlines
Website
taag.com
Flights from Capetown to Lagos via Luanda
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Train operators
Nigerian Railway Corporation
Phone
+(234) 90 600 30 422
Email
info@nrc.gov.ng
Website
nrc.gov.ng
Train from Ikeja to Iwo
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
nrc.gov.ng
Train from Ilorin to Osogbo
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
nrc.gov.ng
Other operators
Taxi from Akure to Ile-Ife
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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