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

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Fly  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Capetown (CPT) GBE - CPT

$158 - $421

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Bus, car train  •  32 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$37 - $64

4 alternative options

Bus  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town Greyhound

$49 - $84

Drive, car train  •  27 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Klerksdorp
  2. Take the car train from Klerksdorp to Cape Town

$51 - $93

Bus, train  •  31 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$224 - $254

Drive  •  18 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Cape Town 917 miles

$140 - $210

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No, there is no direct bus from Gaborone to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Cape Town via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h.

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The distance between Gaborone and Cape Town is 1260 km. The road distance is 1467.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 24 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Gaborone to Cape Town, including transfers.

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Gaborone to Cape Town bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, depart from Gaborone station.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Cape Town is to fly which takes 2 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h.

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The quickest flight from Gaborone Airport to Capetown Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gaborone to Cape Town is 1467 km. It takes approximately 18 h 37 min to drive from Gaborone to Cape Town.

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CemAir, Airlink, Mango and three other airlines offer flights from Gaborone Airport to Capetown Airport.

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Map of how to get from Gaborone to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 787.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

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

CemAir, Air Botswana and four other airlines fly from Gaborone to Cape Town hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gaborone to Cape Town via Johannesburg in around 24 h.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Gaborone to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Gaborone to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Klerksdorp to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
23 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$23 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $55
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$217
November - April
$235
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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There are 2831+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Gaborone Airport is to drive which takes 13 min and costs .

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