There are 6 ways to get from Cape Town to Upington by plane, bus, car train, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Upington (UTN) CPT - UTN

$93 - $363

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Car train, train, bus  •  32 h 11 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Springfontein
  2. Take the train from Springfontein to Bloemfontein
  3. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Upington

$49 - $71

4 alternative options

Bus Citiliner  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Bloemfontein
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Upington

$57 - $91

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  25 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Bloemfontein
  2. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Upington

$58 - $72

Car train, bus  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Take the car train from Cape Town to Kimberley
  2. Take the bus from Kimberley to Bloemfontein
  3. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Upington

$60 - $101

Drive  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Upington 585.7 miles

$90 - $130

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No, there is no direct bus from Cape Town to Upington. However, there are services departing from Cape Town and arriving at Upington via Bloemfontein. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 50 min.

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The distance between Cape Town and Upington is 666 km. The road distance is 937.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Upington without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Cape Town to Upington, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Upington is to fly which takes 2 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 50 min.

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

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Cape Town to Upington bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Upington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Upington is 937 km. It takes approximately 10 h 8 min to drive from Cape Town to Upington.

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South African Airways offers flights from Capetown Airport to Upington Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Upington.
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  • Distance: 416.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

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

South African Airways flies from Cape Town to Upington 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Upington via Bloemfontein in around 22 h 50 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Upington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Cape Town to Kimberley
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$30 - $40
Car train from Cape Town to Springfontein
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$30 - $45
Train from Springfontein to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$4 - $6
1st Class
$7 - $10
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Kimberley to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Upington
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
13 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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There are 57+ hotels available in Upington. Prices start at $35 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 .

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