There are 5 ways to get from Paarl to Cape Town by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  50 min

  1. Take the bus from Paarl to Cape Town Greyhound

$13 - $18

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Huguenot to Capetown Northern

$1

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Paarl to Cape Town 38.5 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Paarl to Cape Town 38.5 miles

$5 - $9

Uber  •  38 min

  1. Take an Uber from Paarl to Cape Town 38.5 miles

$30 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paarl to Cape Town is to train which costs R 8 - R 10 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paarl to Cape Town is to taxi which costs R 900 - R 1 100 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paarl and arriving at Cape Town. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Huguenot and arriving at Capetown. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 22 min.

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The distance between Paarl and Cape Town is 55 km. The road distance is 61.5 km.

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The best way to get from Paarl to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 50 min and costs R 180 - R 250.

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The bus from Paarl to Cape Town takes 50 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Paarl to Cape Town bus services, operated by TransLux Express, depart from Paarl station.

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Map of how to get from Paarl to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 34.6 miles
  • Duration: 50 min

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

TransLux Express operates a bus from Paarl to Cape Town twice daily, and the journey takes 50 min. Greyhound ZA also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, CT Trains operates a train from Paarl to Cape Town hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min.

Train operators
CT Trains
Website
cttrains.co.za
Train from Huguenot to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
cttrains.co.za
Metro
$1
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Paarl to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Paarl to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Other operators
Uber Cape Town
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Paarl to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
uberBLACK
$50 - $70
Assist
$30 - $40
UberX
$30 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $40
Taxi from Paarl to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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