There are 7 ways to get from Nelspruit 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  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Nelspruit (MQP) to Capetown (CPT) MQP - CPT

$187 - $585

Cheapest option

Car train  •  37 h 36 min

  1. Take the car train from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$34 - $67

5 alternative options

Bus  •  24 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$53 - $110

Bus via Pretoria  •  26 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Nelspruit to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Cape Town

$73 - $105

Bus, train  •  31 h 45 min

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

$248 - $295

Car train, train  •  36 h 46 min

  1. Take the car train from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$239 - $272

Drive  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Nelspruit to Cape Town 1091.8 miles

$160 - $250

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nelspruit to Cape Town is to car train which costs R 450 - R 950 and takes 37 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nelspruit to Cape Town is to fly which costs R 2 500 - R 8 000 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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The distance between Nelspruit and Cape Town is 1531 km. The road distance is 1746.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Nelspruit to Cape Town, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nelspruit to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Nelspruit and arriving at Cape Town via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 5 min.

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

South African Airways and Mango fly from Nelspruit to Cape Town hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nelspruit to Cape Town via Johannesburg in around 24 h 5 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Nelspruit to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Nelspruit to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Nelspruit to Capetown via Durban
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
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
$233
November - April
$251
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$15 - $20
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
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
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
Bus from Nelspruit to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
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

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