There are 7 ways to get from Richards Bay to Cape Town by plane, bus, car, car train or train

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 from Richards Bay  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Richards Bay (RCB) to Capetown (CPT) RCB - CPT

$86 - $182

Cheapest option

Bus via Bellville  •  30 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Belville

$62 - $88

5 alternative options

Bus to Durban, fly  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Ballito
  2. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Capetown (CPT) DUR - CPT

$94 - $284

Bus TransLux Express  •  27 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Cape Town

$66 - $117

Drive, car train  •  27 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Richards Bay to Springfontein
  2. Take the car train from Springfontein to Cape Town

$109 - $158

Bus, car train, train  •  44 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Richards Bay to Durban
  2. Take the car train from Durban to Johannesburg
  3. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$259 - $310

Drive  •  19 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Richards Bay to Cape Town 1130.1 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Richards Bay to Cape Town is to bus which costs R 800 - R 1 200 and takes 30 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richards Bay to Cape Town is to fly which costs R 1 100 - R 2 400 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Richards Bay and Cape Town is 1412 km. The road distance is 1808.2 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Richards Bay to Cape Town, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richards Bay to Cape Town. However, there are services departing from Richards Bay and arriving at Cape Town via Durban. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 45 min.

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

South African Airways, Mango and four other airlines fly from Richards Bay to Cape Town hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Richards Bay to Cape Town via Durban in around 27 h 45 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Richards Bay to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Flights from Richards Bay to Capetown via Johannesburg, Kimberley
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Richards Bay to Capetown via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Richards Bay to Capetown via Johannesburg, Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Richards Bay to Capetown via Johannesburg, Sun City
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Durban to Capetown via Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Durban to Capetown via Lanseria
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Durban to Capetown
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Richards Bay to Capetown via Johannesburg, Hoedspruit
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $220
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Springfontein to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$18 - $27
1st Class
$30 - $45
Car train from Durban to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
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
$230 - $260
Schedules at
premierclasse.co.za
May - October
$237
November - April
$256
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Richards Bay to Ballito
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Richards Bay to Durban
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Belville
Ave. Duration
26 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Durban to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
InterCape
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Durban to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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