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There are 11 ways to get from Cape Town to Mozambique by plane, bus, train, car or car 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 Maputo  •  6h 22m

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

$194 - $377

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Car train, bus  •  36h 5m

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

$51 - $88

9 alternative options

Fly to Beira  •  7h 18m

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

$99 - $197

Fly to Tete  •  7h 49m

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

$284 - $427

Fly to Nelspruit, bus  •  7h 48m

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

$199 - $603

Bus via Bertrams  •  26h 16m

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

$57 - $85

Bus Citiliner  •  26h 42m

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

$57 - $98

Train, bus  •  34h 28m

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

$239 - $256

Train, drive  •  32h

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

$268 - $315

Train, car train  •  43h 9m

  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  •  20h 17m

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Maputo 1216.6 miles

$180 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Mozambique is to bus which costs R 800 - R 1 300 and takes 26h 16m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Mozambique. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Maputo via Park Station, Westgate and Bertrams. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 16m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Mozambique is 2303 km. The road distance is 1946.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Mozambique without a car is to bus which takes 26h 16m and costs R 800 - R 1 300.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Mozambique is to fly which takes 6h 22m and costs R 2 700 - R 5 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 800 - R 1 300 and takes 26h 16m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Mozambique.
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  • Distance: 1439.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and 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, Park Station, Westgate, Bezuidenhout & Betrams, and Bertrams in around 26h 16m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Maputo via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Flights from Capetown to Tete via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Capetown to Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Nelspruit via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique
Website
lam.co.mz
Flights from Capetown to Beira via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,500
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25h 58m
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
26h 15m
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
12h 28m
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
2h 35m
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
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg Park to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
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 Matola
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
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res.prasa.com
Bus from Bertrams to Maputo
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
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
18h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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
17h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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

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

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30m and costs R 60 - R 100.

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