There are 5 ways to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by plane, bus, 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 to Plettenberg Bay  •  2 h 55 min

  1. CPT - PBZ

$113 - $346

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 50 min

$25 - $35

3 alternative options

Fly to George, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. CPT - GRJ

$115 - $308

Train, bus  •  9 h 53 min

Drive  •  6 h 18 min

  1. 326.9 miles

$50 - $75

What companies run services between Cape Town, South Africa and Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa?

CemAir flies from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay twice daily. Alternatively, TransLux Express operates a bus from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay twice daily, and the journey takes 7 h 50 min. Greyhound ZA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to George
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Train operators
CT Trains
Website
cttrains.co.za
Train from Cape Town to Strand
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
cttrains.co.za
Metro
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from George to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Plettenburg Bay
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Swellendam to Plettenburg Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Somerset West to Riviersonderend
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay is 456 km. The road distance is 523 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is to bus which costs R 310 - R 430 and takes 7 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is to fly which takes 2 h 55 min and costs R 1 400 - R 4 400.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cape Town and arriving at Plettenburg Bay. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay, including transfers.