There are 7 ways to get from Pretoria to Cape Town by train, plane, bus, car train 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.

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Train to Lanseria, fly  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Midrand
  2. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Capetown (CPT) HLA - CPT

$91 - $241

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Train, car train  •  28 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$30 - $60

5 alternative options

Fly from Johannesburg  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Capetown (CPT) JNB - CPT

$71 - $235

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Cape Town Greyhound

$35 - $80

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  19 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Cape Town

$34

Train  •  27 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$216 - $250

Drive  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Cape Town 910.4 miles

$140 - $210

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Cape Town. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pretoria to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Pretoria and arriving at Capetown via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 49 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and Cape Town is 1308 km. The road distance is 1456.6 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Cape Town without a car is to bus which takes 18 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Pretoria to Cape Town, including transfers.

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

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Pretoria to Cape Town train services, operated by Gautrain, depart from Pretoria station.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Cape Town is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 18 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 27 h 49 min.

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

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Pretoria to Cape Town bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Cape Town station.

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Map of how to get from Pretoria to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 817.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

Comair, British Airways and four other airlines fly from Pretoria to Cape Town every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Cape Town twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 18 h 55 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown via Durban
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Lanseria to Capetown via Durban
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $390
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Midrand
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Premier Classe
Phone
086 000 8888
Email
HMlangeni@prasa.com
Website
premierclasse.co.za
Train from Johannesburg to Capetown
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$220
November - April
$237
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
InterCape
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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Pretoria to Cape Town train services, operated by Premier Classe, arrive at Capetown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Cape Town is 1457 km. It takes approximately 14 h 52 min to drive from Pretoria to Cape Town.

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

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There are 2831+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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