Travelling between Cape Town and Johannesburg is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 267.96 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 37.98.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 20 hours to travel between Cape Town and Johannesburg depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Cape Town and Johannesburg. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 55m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 19h 20m to reach Johannesburg.
Travelling between Cape Town and Johannesburg can be as cheap as USD 37.98 if you opt for a Intercape bus and as expensive as USD 267.96 if you buy a South African Airways flight ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 117.10.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Airlink, CemAir, FlySafair, South African Airways
Travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route