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

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Fly to Harare  •  7h 15m

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

$210 - $457

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Bus InterCape  •  38h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Cape Town to Harare

$65 - $90

4 alternative options

Fly to Bulawayo  •  7h 6m

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

$222 - $592

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  35h 55m

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

$68 - $95

Train, bus  •  43h 24m

  1. Take the train from Capetown to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  3. Take the bus from Pretoria to Harare

$258 - $300

Drive  •  26h 19m

  1. Drive from Cape Town to Harare 1571.9 miles

$240 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe is to bus which costs R 950 - R 1 400 and takes 35h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe is to fly which costs R 3 100 - R 8 500 and takes 7h 6m.

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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 38h 15m.

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The distance between Cape Town and Zimbabwe is 2055 km. The road distance is 2515 km.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe without a car is to bus which takes 35h 55m and costs R 950 - R 1 400.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe is to fly which takes 7h 15m and costs R 3 000 - R 7 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 950 - R 1 400 and takes 35h 55m.

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There is no direct flight from Capetown Airport to Harare Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Cape Town to Zimbabwe.
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  • Distance: 1284.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 15m

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

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

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Skukuza, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Nelspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Hoedspruit, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Windhoek, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Capetown to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Air Zimbabwe
Website
airzimbabwe.aero
Flights from Capetown to Bulawayo via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Capetown to Harare via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Capetown to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
25h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$218
November - April
$236
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
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
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Harare
Ave. Duration
15h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Cape Town to Zimbabwe is 2515 km. It takes approximately 26h 19m to drive from Cape Town to Zimbabwe.

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British Airways and South African Airways offer flights from Capetown Airport to Harare Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Zimbabwe. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cape Town to Capetown Airport is to bus which takes 30m and costs R 60 - R 100.

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