There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 50 min

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

$235 - $375

Cheapest option

Bus, car train  •  2 days 0 h

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

$80 - $110

5 alternative options

Bus  •  40 h 8 min

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

$90 - $130

Bus, train  •  47 h 17 min

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

$230 - $260

Drive, train  •  43 h 42 min

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

$415 - $527

Kafue, bus  •  2 days 7 h

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

$94 - $137

Drive  •  31 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lusaka to Cape Town 1878.2 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lusaka to Cape Town is to bus and car train which costs $75 - $110 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lusaka to Cape Town is to fly which costs $230 - $380 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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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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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Lusaka to Cape Town, including transfers.

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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 40 h 8 min.

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

South African Airways, Air Namibia and seven 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 40 h 8 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $480
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, East London
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Kimberley
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Sun City
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Air Namibia
Website
airnamibia.com
Flights from Lusaka to Capetown via Windhoek
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
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
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$230 - $260
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$234
November - April
$253
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$25 - $40
1st Class
$45 - $60
Zambia Railways
Email
info@zrl.com.zm
Website
zrl.com.zm
Train from Lusaka to Livingstone
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
zrl.com.zm
Bus operators
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
$55
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
$50 - $75
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 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Shalom Bus Services
Phone
+260 966 828610
Website
thebestofzambia.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
19 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thebestofzambia.com
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
$45 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Bus from Windhoek to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.co.za

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