There are 10 ways to get from Cape Town to Mozambique 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Maputo  •  6 h 22 min

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

$196 - $376

Cheapest option

Bus TransLux Express  •  26 h 50 min

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

$62

8 alternative options

Fly to Beira  •  7 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Beira (BEW) CPT - BEW

$266 - $466

Fly to Tete  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Tete (TET) CPT - TET

$286 - $426

Fly to Nelspruit, bus  •  7 h 48 min

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

$206 - $608

Bus InterCape  •  27 h 22 min

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

$65 - $111

Car train, drive  •  31 h 41 min

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

$90 - $136

Car train, bus  •  36 h 22 min

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

$71 - $104

Car train, bus, train  •  43 h 49 min

  1. Take the car train from Bellville to Klerksdorp
  2. Take the bus from Klerksdorp to Johannesburg
  3. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
  4. 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 distance between Cape Town and Mozambique is 2303 km. The road distance is 1947 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Mozambique is to bus which costs R 774 and takes 26 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Mozambique is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs R 2 400 - R 4 800.

No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Mozambique. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Maputo via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 50 min.

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

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

South African Airways, Mango and four 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 50 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $230
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Bloemfontein, Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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 Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via George, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via East London, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
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 Beira via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Tete via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Flights from Capetown to Tete via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
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
Car train from Johannesburg to Komatipoort
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$19 - $26
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 Matola
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Matola
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
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
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules 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
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
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
Once 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

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