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There are 7 ways to get from Cape Town to Potchefstroom by plane, bus, car train, taxi or car

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Fly to Lanseria, bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Lanseria (HLA) CPT - HLA
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$86 - $242

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Bus  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Potchefstroom Greyhound

$35 - $70

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Fly to Johannesburg, bus  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB) CPT - JNB
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$82 - $255

Fly to Kimberley, bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Kimberley (KIM) CPT - KIM
  2. Take the bus from Kimberley to Potchefstroom

$124 - $342

Fly to Bloemfontein, bus  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Bloemfontein (BFN) CPT - BFN
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Welkom
  3. Take the bus from Welkom to Potchefstroom

$110 - $360

Car train, taxi  •  22 h 57 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Klerksdorp
  2. Take a taxi from Klerksdorp to Potchefstroom

$56 - $93

Drive  •  14 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Potchefstroom 833.5 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Potchefstroom is to bus which costs R 500 - R 1 000 and takes 16 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Potchefstroom is to fly and bus which costs R 1 200 - R 3 500 and takes 6 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cape Town and arriving at Potchefstroom. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 10 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Potchefstroom is 1155 km. The road distance is 1333.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Potchefstroom without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 10 min and costs R 500 - R 1 000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 49 min to get from Cape Town to Potchefstroom, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to Lanseria Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Cape Town to Potchefstroom bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Potchefstroom station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Potchefstroom is 1334 km. It takes approximately 14 h 26 min to drive from Cape Town to Potchefstroom.

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  • Distance: 721.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 49 min

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

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Cape Town to Potchefstroom twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 16 h 10 min. Citiliner also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Capetown to Kimberley
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Capetown to Lanseria
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Capetown to Kimberley
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Klerksdorp
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Kimberley to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Welkom
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Welkom to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Welkom
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Other operators
Taxi from Klerksdorp to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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Mango, Safair and Comair offer flights from Capetown Airport to Lanseria Airport.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Potchefstroom. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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

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