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

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Fly  •  3 h 30 min

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

$186 - $583

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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

$32 - $61

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Bus Citiliner  •  24 h 30 min

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

$51 - $102

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  25 h 15 min

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

$54 - $89

Bus, train  •  31 h 26 min

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

$227 - $257

Car train, train  •  36 h 46 min

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

$218 - $251

Drive  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Nelspruit to Cape Town 1091.8 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Nelspruit to Cape Town is to bus which costs R 750 - R 1 300 and takes 25 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nelspruit to Cape Town is to fly which costs R 2 600 - R 8 500 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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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 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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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 30 min and costs R 700 - R 1 500.

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

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Nelspruit to Cape Town bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Nelspruit station.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Cape Town is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs R 2 600 - R 8 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 700 - R 1 500 and takes 24 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Nelspruit Airport to Capetown Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Nelspruit to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 957.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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 30 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 23 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
$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 Nelspruit to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $19
Car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
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
$17
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Nelspruit to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Nelspruit to Bertrams
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
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 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$18
Flexi
$28
Full Flexi
$17
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
intercape.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
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Nelspruit to Cape Town is 1747 km. It takes approximately 17 h 53 min to drive from Nelspruit to Cape Town.

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Mango and South African Airways offer flights from Nelspruit Airport to Capetown Airport.

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There are 2888+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nelspruit to Nelspruit Airport is to taxi which takes 25 min and costs R 310 - R 370.

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