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

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Fly  •  5h 32m

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

$215 - $461

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Bus InterCape  •  38h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Harare to Cape Town

$65 - $90

3 alternative options

Bus Citiliner  •  38h 25m

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

$89 - $129

Bus, train  •  43h 15m

  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  •  26h 20m

  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 38h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Harare to Cape Town is to fly which costs $210 - $470 and takes 5h 32m.

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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 38h 15m.

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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 38h 15m and costs $65 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m 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 5h 32m and costs $210 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $90 and takes 38h 15m.

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There is no direct flight from Harare Airport to Capetown Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 45m and has one stopover.

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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: 5h 32m

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

South African Airways, British Airways and seven other airlines fly from Harare to Cape Town hourly. Alternatively, InterCape operates a bus from Harare to Cape Town once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 38h 15m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg, Upington
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg, East London
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg, Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg, Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg, Windhoek
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Windhoek
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Harare to Capetown via Windhoek, Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39m
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
26h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$218
November - April
$236
Bus operators
InterCape
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
$35 - $55
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
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
15h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Harare to Cape Town is 2515 km. It takes approximately 26h 20m to drive from Harare to Cape Town.

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British Airways, Air Namibia and South African Airways offer flights from Harare 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 Harare to Harare Airport is to taxi which takes 12m and costs $20 - $25.

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