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There are 7 ways to get from Livingstone to Cape Town by plane, bus, car, car train or train

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Fly from Livingstone  •  3h 55m

  1. Fly from Livingstone (LVI) to Capetown (CPT) LVI - CPT

$203 - $508

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Bus  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
  2. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  3. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$90 - $129

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Fly from Victoria Falls  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Victoria Falls (VFA) to Capetown (CPT) VFA - CPT

$188 - $493

Bus InterCape  •  42h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Livingstone to Windhoek
  2. Take the bus from Windhoek to Cape Town

$91 - $127

Drive, car train  •  40h 51m

  1. Drive from Livingstone to Klerksdorp
  2. Take the car train from Klerksdorp to Cape Town

$173 - $270

Train, bus  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
  2. Take the train from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge
  3. Take the bus from Beitbridge Ultra City to Pretoria
  4. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  5. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

Drive  •  31h 36m

  1. Drive from Livingstone to Cape Town 1548.6 miles

$280 - $420

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The cheapest way to get from Livingstone to Cape Town is to bus which costs $90 - $130 and takes 42h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Livingstone to Cape Town is to fly which costs $200 - $550 and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Livingstone to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Livingstone and arriving at Cape Town via Windhoek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 35m.

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The distance between Livingstone and Cape Town is 1935 km. The road distance is 2477.8 km.

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The best way to get from Livingstone to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 42h 35m and costs $90 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Livingstone to Cape Town, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Livingstone to Cape Town is to fly which takes 3h 55m and costs $200 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $130 and takes 42h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Livingstone Airport to Capetown Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Livingstone to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 1209.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Livingstone, Zambia and Cape Town, South Africa?

Kenya Airways, South African Airways and two other airlines fly from Livingstone to Cape Town 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Livingstone to Cape Town via Windhoek in around 42h 35m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Livingstone to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Victoria Falls to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Victoria Falls to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Livingstone to Capetown
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Victoria Falls to Capetown
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Livingstone to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Victoria Falls to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Klerksdorp to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$35 - $50
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
1st Class Sleeper
$15
2nd Class Sleeper
$12
Train from Bulawayo to Beit Bridge
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
nrz.co.zw
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
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Livingstone to Windhoek
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $12
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Beitbridge Ultra City to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Livingstone to Cape Town is 2478 km. It takes approximately 31h 36m to drive from Livingstone to Cape Town.

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Kenya Airways, South African Airways and British Airways offer flights from Livingstone 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 Livingstone to Livingstone Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs $9 - $11.

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