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There are 5 ways to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Plettenberg Bay  •  2h 55m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) CPT - PBZ

$111 - $347

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Plettenburg Bay

$22 - $150

3 alternative options

Fly to George, bus  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to George (GRJ) CPT - GRJ
  2. Take the bus from George to Plettenberg Bay

$110 - $307

Train, bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Cape Town to Strand
  2. Take the bus from Somerset West to Riviersonderend
  3. Take the bus from Swellendam to Plettenburg Bay

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay 326.9 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is to drive which costs R 700 - R 1 100 and takes 6h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is to fly which costs R 1 600 - R 5 000 and takes 2h 55m.

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

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The distance between Cape Town and Plettenberg Bay is 456 km. The road distance is 523.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay without a car is to bus which takes 7h 50m and costs R 310 - R 2 200.

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

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Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay bus services, operated by TransLux Express, depart from Cape Town station.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is to fly which takes 2h 55m and costs R 1 600 - R 5 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 310 - R 2 200 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to Plettenberg Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay bus services, operated by TransLux Express, arrive at Plettenburg Bay station.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay.
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  • Distance: 285.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 55m

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

CemAir flies from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay 6 times a week. Alternatively, TransLux Express operates a bus from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay twice daily, and the journey takes 7h 50m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to George
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
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
1h 28m
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
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
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
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Swellendam to Plettenburg Bay
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Capetown to Plettenberg Bay
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$148
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Somerset West to Riviersonderend
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay is 523 km. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay.

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CemAir offers flights from Capetown Airport to Plettenberg Bay Airport.

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There are 478+ hotels available in Plettenberg Bay. Prices start at $52 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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