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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 59 min

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

$68 - $203

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

$28 - $50

1 alternative option

Drive  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town 471 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is to bus which costs R 370 - R 650 and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is to fly which costs R 900 - R 2 800 and takes 1 h 59 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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It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, including transfers.

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

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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. Three 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
$35 - $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
$28 - $40
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 - $50
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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