There are 4 ways to get from Cape Town to Polokwane 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.

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

South African Airways, Mango and three other airlines fly from Cape Town to Polokwane hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Polokwane via Pretoria in around 24 h 45 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Upington, Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Maun, Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via George, Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Sun City, Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Capetown to Polokwane via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Avg. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$266
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Avg. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $13
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Avg. Duration
19 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Polokwane
Avg. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Avg. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Pietersburg
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cape Town to Polokwane?

The distance between Cape Town and Polokwane is 1546 km. The road distance is 1717 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Polokwane?

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Polokwane is to bus which costs R 1 000 and takes 24 h 45 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cape Town to Polokwane?

The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Polokwane is to fly which takes 5 h 35 min and costs R 5 500.

Is there a direct bus between Cape Town and Polokwane?

No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Polokwane. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Pietersburg via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Cape Town to Polokwane?

It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Cape Town to Polokwane, including transfers.