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

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Fly to East London, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to East London (ELS) CPT - ELS
  2. Take the bus from East London to Queenstown

$82 - $208

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Car train  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Queenstown

$21 - $30

3 alternative options

Fly to Bloemfontein, bus  •  8 h

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

Bus  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to King Williams Town
  2. Take the bus from King Williams Town to Queenstown

$44 - $60

Drive  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Queenstown 592.2 miles

$90 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Queenstown is to car train which costs R 300 - R 430 and takes 23 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Queenstown is to fly and bus which costs R 1 100 - R 3 000 and takes 6 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Queenstown. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Queenstown via King Williams Town. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 40 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Queenstown is 820 km. The road distance is 947.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Queenstown without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 40 min and costs R 600 - R 900.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Cape Town to Queenstown, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Capetown Airport to East London Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Queenstown is 948 km. It takes approximately 11 h 31 min to drive from Cape Town to Queenstown.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Queenstown.
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  • Distance: 512.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

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

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Queenstown via King Williams Town in around 18 h 40 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
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
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Capetown to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
23 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from East London to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to King Williams Town
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from King Williams Town to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za

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South African Airways and Safair offer flights from Capetown Airport to East London Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Queenstown. Prices start at $36 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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