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There are 8 ways to get from Lusaka to Cape Town by plane, bus, train, 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.

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Fly  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Lusaka (LUN) to Capetown (CPT) LUN - CPT

$235 - $374

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Bus, car train  •  2 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$71 - $97

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Bus  •  40h 8m

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

$82 - $117

Bus via Cape Town  •  40h 13m

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

$82 - $107

Bus Shalom Bus Services, train  •  47h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$210 - $240

Bus Juldan Motors, train  •  47h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$257 - $287

Drive, train  •  43h 42m

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$395 - $507

Drive  •  31h 47m

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Cape Town 1878.2 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Cape Town is to bus which costs $80 - $110 and takes 40h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Lusaka to Cape Town is to fly which costs $230 - $380 and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lusaka to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Lusaka and arriving at Cape Town via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 8m.

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The distance between Lusaka and Cape Town is 2285 km. The road distance is 3005.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 40h 8m and costs $80 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Lusaka to Cape Town, including transfers.

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Lusaka to Cape Town bus services, operated by Juldan Motors, depart from Lusaka station.

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The best way to get from Lusaka to Cape Town is to fly which takes 5h 45m and costs $230 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 40h 8m.

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

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Lusaka to Cape Town bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Cape Town station.

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Map of how to get from Lusaka to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 1427.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

South African Airways, Air Namibia and six other airlines fly from Lusaka to Cape Town hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lusaka to Cape Town via Johanneburg and Johannesburg in around 40h 8m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, East London
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Kimberley
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Windhoek
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $470
Train operators
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
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
27h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
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
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
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Book at
res.prasa.com
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
19h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Lusaka to Cape Town is 3005 km. It takes approximately 31h 47m to drive from Lusaka to Cape Town.

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Rwandair Express, Airlink, Air Namibia and South African Airways offer flights from Lusaka 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 Lusaka to Lusaka Airport is to taxi which takes 20m and costs $30 - $40.

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