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

Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Lusaka (LUN) CPT - LUN

$236 - $376

Cheapest option

Car train, bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the car train from Bellville to Klerksdorp
  2. Take the bus from Klerksdrop to Johannesburg
  3. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka

$91 - $112

4 alternative options

Bus Juldan Motors  •  39 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka

$95 - $132

Bus Shalom Bus Services  •  41 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka

Car train, drive  •  43 h 9 min

  1. Take the car train from Bellville to Klerksdorp
  2. Drive from Klerksdorp to Lusaka

$225 - $336

Drive  •  31 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Lusaka 1877.9 miles

$340 - $500

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

South African Airways, Mango and six other airlines fly from Cape Town to Lusaka hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Lusaka via Johannesburg and Johanneburg in around 39 h 33 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $480
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via George, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Capetown to Lusaka via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Bellville to Klerksdorp
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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 Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Klerksdorp to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Klerksdrop to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Johanneburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$41
Book at
res.prasa.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cape Town and Lusaka is 2285 km. The road distance is 3005 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Lusaka is to car train and bus which costs R 1 100 - R 1 400 and takes 2 days 0 h.

The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Lusaka is to fly which takes 7 h 25 min and costs R 2 900 - R 4 700.

No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Lusaka. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Lusaka via Johanneburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 33 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Cape Town to Lusaka, including transfers.