There are 5 ways to get from King William’s Town to Cape Town by bus, plane, car 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

Bus to East London, fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from King Williams Town to East London
  2. Fly from East London (ELS) to Capetown (CPT) ELS - CPT

$86 - $209

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from King William's Town to Cape Town

$35 - $65

3 alternative options

Bus to Port Elizabeth, fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from King William's Town to Port Elizabeth
  2. Fly from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Capetown (CPT) PLZ - CPT

$71 - $201

Bus, car train  •  28 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from King Williams Town to Queenstown
  2. Take the car train from Queenstown to Worcester
  3. Take the car train from Worcester to Cape Town

$43 - $65

Drive  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Drive from King William’s Town to Cape Town 622.8 miles

$95 - $140

What companies run services between King William’s Town, South Africa and Cape Town, South Africa?

TransLux Express operates a bus from King William’s Town to Cape Town twice daily. Tickets cost $50 and the journey takes 14 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from East London to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from East London to Capetown via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from East London to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Queenstown to Worcester
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
Car train from Worcester to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from King Williams Town to East London
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from King Williams Town to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from King Williams Town to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from King William's Town to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from King William's Town to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from King William's Town to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from King William’s Town to Cape Town?

The distance between King William’s Town and Cape Town is 841 km. The road distance is 996 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from King William’s Town to Cape Town?

The cheapest way to get from King William’s Town to Cape Town is to bus which costs R 430 - R 800 and takes 14 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from King William’s Town to Cape Town?

The quickest way to get from King William’s Town to Cape Town is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs R 1 000 - R 2 600.

Is there a direct bus between King William’s Town and Cape Town?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from King William's Town and arriving at Cape Town. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from King William’s Town to Cape Town?

It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from King William’s Town to Cape Town, including transfers.