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  •  3 h 55 min

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

$203 - $508

Cheapest option

Bus InterCape  •  42 h 35 min

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

$85 - $126

5 alternative options

Fly from Victoria Falls  •  4 h 8 min

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

$188 - $493

Drive, car train  •  40 h 51 min

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

$172 - $270

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

  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

$95 - $134

Train, bus  •  2 days 10 h

  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  •  31 h 36 min

  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 $80 - $130 and takes 42 h 35 min.

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

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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 42 h 35 min.

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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 42 h 35 min and costs $80 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min 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 3 h 55 min and costs $200 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $130 and takes 42 h 35 min.

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

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 42 h 35 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Livingstone to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$35 - $50
NRZ
Website
nrz.co.zw
Train from Victoria Falls to Bulawayo
Ave. Duration
10 h 8 min
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
11 h 40 min
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
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 - $230
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$212
November - April
$229
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
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Livingstone to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
Single
$8 - $13
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
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
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Beitbridge Ultra City to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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