There are 4 ways to get from Tanzania to Cape Town by plane, train, ferry, 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.

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Fly  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Capetown (CPT) DAR - CPT

$181 - $417

3 alternative options

Train, ferry, bus  •  5 days 18 h

  1. Take the train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
  2. Take the ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
  3. Take the bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
  4. Take the bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
  5. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town

$244 - $283

Drive, train  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg to Capetown

$560 - $736

Drive  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Drive from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town 3013 miles

$460 - $700

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tanzania to Cape Town is to train and ferry and bus which costs $240 - $290 and takes 5 days 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Tanzania to Cape Town is to fly which costs $180 - $420 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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The distance between Tanzania and Cape Town is 3532 km. The road distance is 4820.9 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Tanzania to Cape Town, including transfers.

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

South African Airways, Kenya Airways and three other airlines fly from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town hourly.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Johannesburg, Skukuza
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Johannesburg, East London
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Johannesburg, Walvis Bay
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Johannesburg, Nelspruit
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Johannesburg, Maun
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Kenya Airways
Website
kenya-airways.com
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Nairobi
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Nairobi, Livingstone
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Dar es Salaam to Capetown via Nairobi, Victoria Falls
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Train operators
Tanzania Railways Limited
Phone
+255 22 211 0599
Email
info@trl.co.tz
Website
trl.co.tz
Train from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma
Ave. Duration
40 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
trl.co.tz
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
$234
November - April
$253
Bus operators
Juldan Motors
Phone
260 955 776315
Email
juldanmotors2012@gmail.com
Website
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Mpulungu to Lusaka
Ave. Duration
12 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
Bus from Lusaka to Johanneburg
Ave. Duration
20 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55
Schedules at
juldanmotors.com
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
18 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Book at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kigoma to Kasanga
Ave. Duration
37 h 31 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$105

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