There are 5 ways to get from Harare to Cape Town by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 18m

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

R 3 638 - R 6 047

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Bus  •  38h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Cape Town

R 900 - R 1 500

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Bus via Pretoria  •  38h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Pretoria Chj1103
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Cape Town Cjkc0632 / ...

R 1 261 - R 1 869

Bus, train  •  43h 8m

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

R 3 793 - R 4 264

Drive  •  26h 3m

  1. Drive from Harare to Cape Town 2517.9 km

R 4 400 - R 6 500

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The cheapest way to get from Harare to Cape Town is to bus which costs $50 - $80 and takes 38h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Harare to Cape Town is to fly which costs $190 - $330 and takes 4h 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Harare and arriving at Cape Town. Services depart four times a week, and operate Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 38h 30m.

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The distance between Harare and Cape Town is 2187 km. The road distance is 2517.9 km.

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The best way to get from Harare to Cape Town without a car is to bus via Pretoria which takes 38h 25m and costs $65 - $110.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Harare to Cape Town, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Harare to Cape Town is to fly which takes 4h 18m and costs $190 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus via Pretoria, which costs $65 - $110 and takes 38h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Harare Airport to Capetown Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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

Rwandair Express, South African Airways and two other airlines fly from Harare to Cape Town every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Harare to Cape Town via Pretoria in around 38h 25m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 3 900 - R 12 000
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 4 700 - R 11 000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 3 300 - R 13 000
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
R 80 - R 150
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
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
R 3 100 - R 3 400
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
R 3 120
November - April
R 3 370
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Harare to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 550 - R 800
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R 700 - R 1 100
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Harare to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
38h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
R 900 - R 1 500
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Full Flexi
R 1 450
Flexi
R 1 250
Saver
R 1 100
Greyhound ZA

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Cape Town is 2518 km. It takes approximately 26h 3m to drive from Harare to Cape Town.

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

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There are 3979+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at R 1 750 per night.

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The best way to get from Harare to Harare Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs $20 - $25.

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