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There are 10 ways to get from Cape Town to Mutare by plane, train, car, bus 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 Harare, train  •  16h 36m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Harare (HRE) CPT - HRE
  2. Take the train from Harare to Mutare

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Car train, drive  •  39h 2m

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Drive from Johannesburg to Mutare

$124 - $208

8 alternative options

Fly to Beira, drive  •  11h 3m

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

Fly to Chimoio, drive  •  9h 48m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Chimoio (VPY) CPT - VPY
  2. Drive from Chimoio to Mutare

Fly to Tete, bus, drive  •  14h 51m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Tete (TET) CPT - TET
  2. Take the bus from Tete to Chimoio
  3. Drive from Chimoio to Mutare

Bus, train via Pretoria  •  45h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Harare
  3. Take the train from Harare to Mutare

Bus, drive  •  44h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
  3. Take the bus from Maputo to Chimoio
  4. Drive from Chimoio to Mutare

Bus, train  •  47h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Harare
  2. Take the train from Harare to Mutare

Train, bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  3. Take the bus from Pretoria to Harare
  4. Take the train from Harare to Mutare

Drive  •  27h 28m

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Mutare 1577.7 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Mutare is to car train and drive which costs R 1 700 - R 3 000 and takes 39h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Mutare is to drive which costs R 3 400 - R 5 500 and takes 27h 28m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Mutare is 2181 km. The road distance is 2524.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Mutare without a car is to bus and train via Pretoria which takes 45h 36m and costs .

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It takes approximately 16h 36m to get from Cape Town to Mutare, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Harare Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Mutare is 2524 km. It takes approximately 27h 28m to drive from Cape Town to Mutare.

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British Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Capetown Airport to Harare Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Mutare. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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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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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Mutare.
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  • Distance: 1362.9 miles
  • Duration: 16h 36m

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

There is no direct connection from Cape Town to Mutare. However, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Harare, take the taxi to Harare, then take the train to Mutare. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Cape Town CPT Airport, take the walk to Capetown airport, fly to Beira, then take the drive to Mutare.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Windhoek, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
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, Wednesday and Thursday
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 Johannesburg, Nosy-Be
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
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
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
Flights from Capetown to Chimoio via Johannesburg, Maputo
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Capetown to Chimoio via Johannesburg, Tete
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Capetown to Chimoio via Johannesburg, Maputo
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Harare to Mutare
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
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
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
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
LTM
Website
ltmmocambique.com
Bus from Tete to Chimoio
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
ltmmocambique.com
Bus from Maputo to Chimoio
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
ltmmocambique.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
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
$30 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$41
Flexi
$37
Saver
$34
Bus from Johannesburg to Maputo
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$28
Flexi
$24
Saver
$21
Bus from Cape Town to Harare
Ave. Duration
38h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
$91
Flexi
$77
Saver
$63
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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