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There are 7 ways to get from Gaborone to Cape Town by plane, bus, car, car train or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  2h 53m

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

$158 - $421

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Bus, car train  •  32h 25m

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

$38 - $64

5 alternative options

Bus Citiliner  •  23h 55m

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

$49 - $84

Bus InterCape  •  24h

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

$49 - $74

Drive, car train  •  27h 52m

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

$51 - $93

Bus, train  •  31h 35m

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

$224 - $254

Drive  •  18h 37m

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Cape Town 917 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Gaborone to Cape Town is to bus which costs $45 - $75 and takes 24h.

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The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Cape Town is to fly which costs $150 - $430 and takes 2h 53m.

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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 23h 55m.

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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 23h 55m and costs $45 - $85.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m 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 2h 53m and costs $150 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $85 and takes 23h 55m.

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

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

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

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

Air Botswana, CemAir 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 23h 55m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Air Botswana
Website
airbotswana.co.bw
Flights from Gaborone to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Gaborone to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Klerksdorp to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
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
27h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
26h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$218
November - April
$236
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
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
7h 25m
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
18h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.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
17h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
res.prasa.com

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

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

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There are 3593+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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

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