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

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 from Livingstone  •  4 h

  1. LVI - CPT

$205 - $507

Cheapest option

Bus, cartrain  •  44 h 32 min

$27 - $40

5 alternative options

Fly from Victoria Falls  •  4 h 13 min

  1. VFA - CPT

$190 - $492

Bus  •  41 h 50 min

$103 - $146

Drive, cartrain  •  40 h 51 min

$176 - $255

Bus, train  •  43 h 43 min

$240 - $270

Drive  •  31 h 36 min

  1. 1548.6 miles

$280 - $420

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 every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Livingstone to Cape Town via Windhoek in around 41 h 50 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Livingstone to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Livingstone to Capetown via Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Victoria Falls to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Victoria Falls to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Livingstone to Capetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Victoria Falls to Capetown
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Livingstone to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Victoria Falls to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
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
23 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $65
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$240 - $270
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$250
November - April
$270
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
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
21 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
16 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Livingstone and Cape Town is 1935 km. The road distance is 2478 km.

The cheapest way to get from Livingstone to Cape Town is to bus and cartrain which costs $27 - $40 and takes 44 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Livingstone to Cape Town is to fly which takes 4 h and costs $200 - $550.

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 41 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h to get from Livingstone to Cape Town, including transfers.