There are 7 ways to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe by plane, bus, car train, train 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 Harare  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Harare (HRE) CPT - HRE

$211 - $455

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  35 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Pretoria Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Harare Gjh2003 / ...

$72 - $101

5 alternative options

Fly to Bulawayo  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Capetown (CPT) to Bulawayo (BUQ) CPT - BUQ

$223 - $590

Bus InterCape  •  38 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Harare

$70 - $100

Car train, bus, train  •  44 h 4 min

  1. Take the car train from Bellville to Klerksdorp
  2. Take the bus from Klerksdorp to Johannesburg
  3. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  4. Take the bus from Pretoria to Harare

$83 - $127

Car train, drive  •  37 h 42 min

  1. Take the car train from Bellville to Klerksdorp
  2. Drive from Klerksdorp to Harare

$144 - $216

Drive  •  26 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Harare 1571.9 miles

$240 - $350

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

Rwandair Express, South African Airways and four other airlines fly from Cape Town to Epworth hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cape Town to Harare via Pretoria in around 35 h 55 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Sun City, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Windhoek, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via East London, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Bloemfontein, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Capetown to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Capetown to Bulawayo via Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
flyafrica
Flights from Capetown to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Bellville to Klerksdorp
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $55
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Cape Town to Harare
Ave. Duration
38 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Klerksdorp to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15 h 37 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 Zimbabwe is 2055 km. The road distance is 2515 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe is to bus which costs R 900 - R 1 300 and takes 35 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe is to fly which takes 7 h 6 min and costs R 2 800 - R 8 000.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cape Town and arriving at Harare. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 38 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe, including transfers.