Johannesburg to Cape Town

Johannesburg to Cape Town

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Johannesburg to Cape Town Schedule

Johannesburg to Cape Town Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
FlySafair Economy #FA20005:55 - 08:10$ 65.05
CemAir Economy #5Z81006:10 - 08:25$ 134.72
FlySafair Economy #FA29209:45 - 12:00$ 65.05
Comair Economy #MN45311:25 - 13:30$ 60.91
CemAir Economy #5Z81412:45 - 15:00€ 194.82
FlySafair Economy #FA30514:30 - 16:40$ 65.05
CemAir Economy #5Z82216:20 - 18:35€ 109.65
FlySafair Economy #FA11519:45 - 21:55€ 116.64
FlySafair Economy #FA12120:20 - 22:30$ 65.05

Transportation from Johannesburg to Cape Town

How to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town 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 260.95 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 44.31.

How long does it take to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 27 hours to travel between Johannesburg and Cape Town depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight will bring you to your destination in 2h. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h 15m to reach Cape Town.

How much does it cost to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

Travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town can be as cheap as USD 44.31 if you opt for a Intercape bus and as expensive as USD 260.95 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.

How many trips per day are there between Johannesburg and Cape Town ?

  • 36 from Johannesburg to Cape Town starting from 05:55 OR Tambo Airport until 20:30 OR Tambo Airport

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 108.66.

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.

Airlines flying between Johannesburg and Cape Town

Airlink, CemAir, FlySafair, South African Airways

Bus

Travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town 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.

Companies operating bus routes between Johannesburg and Cape Town

Intercape

What is the most popular transport to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

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

  • 100% opted for a bus