There are 6 ways to get from Harare to Cape Town by plane, bus, 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  •  3 h 52 min

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

$215 - $462

Cheapest option

Bus InterCape  •  38 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Cape Town

$70 - $95

4 alternative options

Bus Citiliner  •  38 h 25 min

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

$97 - $137

Bus, train  •  43 h 50 min

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

$268 - $314

Drive, train  •  38 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Harare to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$337 - $415

Drive  •  26 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Harare to Cape Town 1571.8 miles

$240 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Harare to Cape Town is to bus which costs $70 - $95 and takes 38 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harare to Cape Town is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs $210 - $470.

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The distance between Harare and Cape Town is 2187 km. The road distance is 2515 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Harare to Cape Town, including transfers.

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

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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 4 hours. Alternatively, InterCape operates a bus from Harare to Cape Town once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $95 and the journey takes 38 h 15 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Rwandair Express
Website
rwandair.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
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
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$230 - $260
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$233
November - April
$251
Bus operators
InterCape
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Harare to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Harare to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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