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There are 9 ways to get from Newcastle to Cape Town by car train, plane, bus, car 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.

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Car train to Lanseria, fly  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the car train from Newcastle to Johannesburg
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Capetown (CPT) HLA - CPT

$82 - $233

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Car train  •  33h 28m

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

$31 - $60

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Bus to Durban, fly  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Durban
  2. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Capetown (CPT) DUR - CPT

$106 - $296

Car train to Johannesburg, fly  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the car train from Newcastle to Johannesburg
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Capetown (CPT) JNB - CPT

$78 - $245

Bus, bus to Bloemfontein, fly  •  12h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Ladysmith
  2. Take the bus from Ladysmith to Bloemfontein
  3. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Capetown (CPT) BFN - CPT

$118 - $367

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  27h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Escourt
  2. Take the bus from Estcourt to Cape Town

$55 - $61

Drive, train  •  29h 25m

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

$238 - $281

Bus Citiliner  •  32h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Cape Town

$78 - $109

Drive  •  16h 59m

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Cape Town 927.9 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Cape Town is to bus which costs R 750 - R 900 and takes 27h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Cape Town is to bus and fly which costs R 1 500 - R 4 300 and takes 9h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newcastle to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Newcastle and arriving at Cape Town via Estcourt. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 32m.

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The distance between Newcastle and Cape Town is 1294 km. The road distance is 1484.7 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 27h 32m and costs R 750 - R 900.

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It takes approximately 9h 44m to get from Newcastle to Cape Town, including transfers.

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Newcastle to Cape Town bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Newcastle station.

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The quickest flight from Lanseria Airport to Capetown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Newcastle to Cape Town bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Cape Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Cape Town is 1485 km. It takes approximately 16h 59m to drive from Newcastle to Cape Town.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 808.7 miles
  • Duration: 9h 44m

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

You can take a bus from Newcastle to Cape Town via Escourt and Estcourt in around 27h 32m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown via Durban
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Durban to Capetown via Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Bloemfontein to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bloemfontein to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Durban to Capetown via Lanseria
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown via Durban
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Flights from Bloemfontein to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Durban to Capetown via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Newcastle to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$11 - $16
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
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
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Newcastle to Durban
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Newcastle to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ladysmith to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Newcastle to Escourt
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Estcourt to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
23h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Safair, Mango and Comair offer flights from Lanseria Airport to Capetown Airport.

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