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There are 9 ways to get from Cape Town to Maputo by plane, bus, train, car train or car

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Fly to Maputo  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Maputo (MPM) CPT - MPM

$194 - $377

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Car train, bus  •  34 h 50 min

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

$44 - $83

7 alternative options

Fly to Nelspruit, bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Nelspruit (MQP) CPT - MQP
  2. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Maputo

$197 - $603

Bus  •  26 h 30 min

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

$56 - $99

Bus Citiliner  •  26 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo

$57 - $98

Train, bus  •  34 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Bertrams to Maputo

$239 - $256

Train, drive  •  32 h

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

$268 - $315

Train, car train  •  43 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
  3. Take the train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo

Drive  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Maputo 1216.6 miles

$180 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Maputo is to bus which costs R 750 - R 1 500 and takes 26 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Maputo is to fly which costs R 2 700 - R 5 500 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Maputo. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Maputo via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 30 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Maputo is 1624 km. The road distance is 1946.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Maputo without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 30 min and costs R 750 - R 1 500.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Cape Town to Maputo, including transfers.

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Cape Town to Maputo bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Cape Town station.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Maputo is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs R 2 700 - R 5 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 750 - R 1 500 and takes 26 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Maputo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Cape Town to Maputo bus services, operated by TransLux Express, arrive at Maputo station.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Maputo.
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  • Distance: 1014.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

South African Airways, Mango and five other airlines fly from Cape Town to Maputo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Maputo via Johannesburg in around 26 h 30 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
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
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
Car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$16 - $23
Mozambique Railways
Website
cfm.co.mz
Train from Ressano Garcia to Maputo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
cfm.co.mz
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Maputo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Maputo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
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res.prasa.com
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Bertrams to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Maputo
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
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
$40 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Maputo is 1947 km. It takes approximately 20 h 17 min to drive from Cape Town to Maputo.

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Mango, Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique and South African Airways offer flights from Capetown Airport to Maputo Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Maputo. Prices start at $42 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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