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There are 11 ways to get from Cape Town to Ladysmith by plane, bus, car train, car or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Pietermaritzburg, bus  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) CPT - PZB
  2. Take the bus from Pietermartizburg to Ladysmith

$163 - $414

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Car train  •  35 h 10 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Ladysmith

$32 - $71

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Fly to Durban, bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Durban (DUR) CPT - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Ladysmith

$104 - $294

Fly to Bloemfontein, bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Bloemfontein (BFN) CPT - BFN
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Ladysmith

$104 - $348

Fly to Lanseria, bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Lanseria (HLA) CPT - HLA
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith

$93 - $247

Fly to Johannesburg, bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB) CPT - JNB
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith

$89 - $260

Bus Citiliner  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Welkom
  2. Take the bus from Welkom to Ladysmith

$60 - $83

Car train, drive  •  24 h 33 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Springfontein
  2. Drive from Springfontein to Ladysmith

$72 - $105

Bus TransLux Express  •  29 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellville to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Ladysmith

$67 - $73

Train, car train  •  34 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Ladysmith

$226 - $258

Drive  •  15 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Ladysmith 895.4 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Ladysmith is to bus which costs R 950 - R 1 050 and takes 29 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Ladysmith is to fly and bus which costs R 1 500 - R 4 300 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Ladysmith. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Ladysmith via Welkom. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 55 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Ladysmith is 1233 km. The road distance is 1432.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Ladysmith without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 55 min and costs R 850 - R 1 200.

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It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to get from Cape Town to Ladysmith, including transfers.

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Cape Town to Ladysmith bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Cape Town station.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Cape Town to Ladysmith bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Ladysmith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Ladysmith is 1433 km. It takes approximately 15 h 37 min to drive from Cape Town to Ladysmith.

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  • Distance: 770.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 41 min

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

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Ladysmith via Welkom in around 19 h 55 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg via Maun, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Pietermaritzburg via Walvis Bay, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Capetown to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Lanseria
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Capetown to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Capetown to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Capetown to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Capetown to Durban via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Springfontein
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$30 - $40
Car train from Johannesburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $20
Car train from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
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
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$218
November - April
$236
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietermartizburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Welkom to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Welkom
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Bellville to Durban
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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South African Airways offers flights from Capetown Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Ladysmith. Prices start at $40 USD 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 60 - R 100.

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