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

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Fly  •  3 h 52 min

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

$215 - $461

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Bus InterCape  •  38 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Cape Town

$65 - $90

3 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

$89 - $129

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

$245 - $290

Drive  •  26 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Harare to Cape Town 1571.8 miles

$240 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Harare to Cape Town is to bus which costs $65 - $90 and takes 38 h 15 min.

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

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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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The distance between Harare and Cape Town is 2187 km. The road distance is 2514.9 km.

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The best way to get from Harare to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 38 h 15 min and costs $65 - $90.

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

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

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The best way to get from Harare to Cape Town is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs $210 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $90 and takes 38 h 15 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Harare to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 1366.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

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 $65 - $90 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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
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
$5 - $10
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
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$219
November - April
$237
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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Cape Town is 2515 km. It takes approximately 26 h 20 min to drive from Harare to Cape Town.

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

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There are 2750+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Harare to Harare Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $20 - $25.

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