There are 3 ways to get from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Capetown (CPT) PLZ - CPT

$68 - $202

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Bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

$26 - $160

1 alternative option

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town 471 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Elizabeth and arriving at Cape Town. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 15 min.

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The distance between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town is 663 km. The road distance is 753.7 km.

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The best way to get from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is to fly which takes 1 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Port Elizabeth Airport to Capetown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is 754 km. It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to drive from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.

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British Airways, South African Airways and Safair offer flights from Port Elizabeth Airport to Capetown Airport.

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Map of how to get from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 414.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 59 min

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

British Airways, Safair and South African Airways fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town 5 times a day. Alternatively, TransLux Express operates a bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town twice daily, and the journey takes 11 h 15 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Capetown
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Baz Bus
Phone
+27 21 422 5202
Email
info@bazbus.com
Website
bazbus.com
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Capetown
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$161
Schedules at
bazbus.com

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There are 2831+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at $48 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Port Elizabeth to Port Elizabeth Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs .

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