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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

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Huguenot to Capetown Northern

$1

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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

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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 twice daily, 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 .

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The bus from Paarl to Cape Town takes 50 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Paarl to Cape Town train services, operated by CT Trains, depart from Huguenot station.

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The best way to get from Paarl to Cape Town is to bus which takes 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs R 8 - R 10 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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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. 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
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
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uberBLACK
$50 - $70
UberX
$30 - $40
Assist
$30 - $40
UberXL
$30 - $40
Taxi from Paarl to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80

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Paarl to Cape Town bus services, operated by TransLux Express, arrive at Cape Town station.

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Paarl to Cape Town train services, operated by CT Trains, arrive at Capetown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paarl to Cape Town is 62 km. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Paarl to Cape Town.

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