There are 8 ways to get from Cape Town to Queenstown by plane, car train, bus 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 East London, car train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. CPT - ELS

$73 - $195

Cheapest option

Car train  •  23 h 37 min

$23 - $35

6 alternative options

Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. CPT - PLZ

$93 - $234

Fly to Bloemfontein, bus  •  8 h

  1. CPT - BFN

Fly to Umtata, bus  •  10 h 19 min

  1. CPT - UTT

Bus TransLux Express  •  18 h 15 min

$61 - $68

Bus Citiliner  •  19 h 17 min

$59 - $81

Drive  •  11 h 31 min

  1. 592.2 miles

$90 - $140

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

You can take a bus from Cape Town to Queenstown via Grahamstown in around 18 h 15 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Capetown to East London via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Capetown to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Flights from Capetown to Port Elizabeth via East London
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $370
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via George, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Upington, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Windhoek, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Capetown to Umtata via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Capetown to East London
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Capetown to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
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 East London to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$10 - $14
Car train from Cape Town to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
23 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $55
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Grahamstown to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from King Williams Town to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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
Bus from Umtata to Engcobo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Engcobo to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to King William's Town
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cape Town and Queenstown is 820 km. The road distance is 948 km.

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.

The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Queenstown is to fly and car train which takes 8 h 31 min and costs R 900 - R 2 500.

No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Queenstown. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Queenstown via Grahamstown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 31 min to get from Cape Town to Queenstown, including transfers.