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There are 9 ways to get from Cape Town to Limpopo by plane, bus, train, car 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.

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Fly to Polokwane  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Polokwane (PTG) CPT - PTG

$182 - $768

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Car train, bus  •  32 h

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

$41 - $72

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Fly to Hoedspruit, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Hoedspruit (HDS) CPT - HDS
  2. Take the bus from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa

$233 - $820

Fly to Lanseria, bus  •  6 h 37 min

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

$95 - $252

Fly to Johannesburg, bus  •  7 h 12 min

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

$85 - $255

Bus Citiliner  •  23 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Polokwane

$66 - $92

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  24 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg

$54 - $73

Train, bus  •  31 h 12 min

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

$237 - $266

Drive  •  17 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Polokwane 1072.8 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Limpopo is to bus which costs R 750 - R 1 100 and takes 24 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Limpopo is to fly which costs R 2 600 - R 11 000 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Limpopo. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Polokwane via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Limpopo is 1578 km. The road distance is 1716.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Limpopo without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 20 min and costs R 900 - R 1 400.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Cape Town to Limpopo, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Limpopo is to fly which takes 5 h 45 min and costs R 2 600 - R 11 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 900 - R 1 400 and takes 23 h 20 min.

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

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Cape Town to Limpopo bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Polokwane station.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Limpopo.
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  • Distance: 986.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

South African Airways, Mango and four other airlines fly from Cape Town to Polokwane every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Polokwane via Pretoria in around 23 h 20 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Maun, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Victoria Falls, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
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 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 Lanseria
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 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 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 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
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $550
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
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$218
November - April
$236
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
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
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
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johanessburg to Polokwane
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Midrand to Warmbaths
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Warmbaths
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Pietersburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Limpopo is 1717 km. It takes approximately 17 h 38 min to drive from Cape Town to Limpopo.

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South African Airways offers flights from Capetown Airport to Polokwane 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 60 - R 100.

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