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There are 5 ways to get from Cape Town to Strand by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 28m

  1. Take the train from Cape Town to Strand Northern

R 8 - R 18

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Somerset West Ccpd0632

R 130 - R 190

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cape Town to Strand 46.6 km

R 550 - R 700

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Strand 46.6 km

R 75 - R 110

Uber  •  31 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cape Town to Strand 46.6 km

R 400 - R 450

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Strand is to train which costs R 8 - R 18 and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Strand is to taxi which costs R 550 - R 700 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cape Town and arriving at Somerset West. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cape Town and arriving at Strand. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 28m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Strand is 43 km. The road distance is 46.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Strand without a car is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs R 8 - R 18.

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The train from Cape Town to Strand takes 1h 28m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cape Town to Strand bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Cape Town station.

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Cape Town to Strand train services, operated by CT Trains, depart from Cape Town station.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Strand is to train which takes 1h 28m and costs R 8 - R 18. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 130 - R 190 and takes 1h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Strand.
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  • Distance: 42.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 28m

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

CT Trains operates a train from Cape Town to Strand hourly. Tickets cost R 8 - R 18 and the journey takes 1h 28m. Alternatively, Citiliner operates a bus from Cape Town to Somerset West once daily. Tickets cost R 130 - R 190 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Baz Bus also services this route 5 times a week.

Train operators
CT Trains
Website
cttrains.co.za
Train from Cape Town to Strand
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 8 - R 18
Schedules at
cttrains.co.za
Metro
R 8 - R 18
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Somerset West
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 130 - R 190
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Capetown to Stellenbosch
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
bazbus.com
Other operators
Uber Cape Town
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Cape Town to Strand
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
R 400 - R 450
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uberBLACK
R 650 - R 750
UberXL
R 410 - R 460
Assist
R 400 - R 450
UberX
R 400 - R 450
Taxi from Cape Town to Strand
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
R 550 - R 700
Unicab
Phone
+27 21 486 1600
Website
unicab.co.za
Excite Taxis
Phone
+27 21 448 4444
Website
excitetaxis.co.za
CapeTownTaxi
Phone
+27 84 522 1039
Website
capetowntaxi.co.za
Cape Town Shuttles
Phone
+27 21 556 5606
Website
vtransfers.co.za
CABS Car Hire Cape Town
Phone
+27 82 707 8071
Website
cabscarhire.com

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Cape Town to Strand bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Somerset West station.

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Cape Town to Strand train services, operated by CT Trains, arrive at Strand station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Strand is 47 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Cape Town to Strand.

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There are 683+ hotels available in Strand. Prices start at R 1 750 per night.

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