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Bus Johannesburg to Cape Town: Trip Overview

Daily Buses
7:15 am - 7:30 pm
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Trip Reviews for Johannesburg - Cape Town

3.8 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Ratings and Reviews (79)

Gerald C.September 10, 2020 | 

Awesome service

Ntomboxolo M.September 9, 2020 | 

Excellent, keep it up guys

Lizelle M.September 7, 2020 | 

The bus didn't have any toilet facilities as indicated on the booking. However, the staff were very helpful & considerate.

Diulu M.September 5, 2020 | 

Toilet out of order, arrived at destination 30minutes late

Muneiwa T.September 5, 2020 | 

Please if the bus doesn't have a toilet , be considerate and at least stop frequently so that the passengers may use garages bathrooms

Vuyani D.September 5, 2020 | 

Met my expectations

Sami I.September 4, 2020 | 

Excellent all around, next time I ll book the one with tv access.

Ratang L M.August 27, 2020 | 

Great service everything tops

Mashilo Andries M.March 21, 2020 | 

The intercwpe staff at park Station were disorganized. No indication of which queue is for what and that resulted in us only leaving jhb at 20h00 instead of 19h00. No limit on the people who go in the bus since we have Corona virus and that might have exposed us to it.

Yorge M.March 18, 2020 | 

Always dependable

Zandile S.March 14, 2020 | 

Would appreciate if drivers could communicate with passengers, esp for first timers who do not know the route

Mark M.March 14, 2020 | 

The budget bus, had a driver that didn't know how to drive

Andrew C.March 11, 2020 | 

I will definitely make use of your services again.

Rakiya I.March 11, 2020 | 

The staff were very rude and unhelpful. The drivers were also rude and unhelpful

Dineo M.March 10, 2020 | 

It's great other than the fact that the bus stuck on the way it was perfect

Lizzah C.March 6, 2020 | 

Keep up with the good work

Tracey Margaret V.March 5, 2020 | 

Al good

Clive M.March 2, 2020 | 

The service was good

Leontina Chileshe S.February 24, 2020 | 

well done

Muhluri Collins Blessing M.February 4, 2020 | 

Excellent service

Munukwa James S.February 2, 2020 | 

Not satisfied

Masedi S.January 28, 2020 | 

Excellent services from intercape however it was late

Menzi H.January 28, 2020 | 

It was beautiful. Especially because I sat alone without any interruptions 😊

Xolile H.January 26, 2020 | 

I had a great first time experience.

Samuel H.January 22, 2020 | 

The drivers was excellent and very helpful and friendly.

Nadia A.January 18, 2020 | 

Not to bad just late

Martha Joy B.January 16, 2020 | 

Drivers are professional and treat passangers with respect. Pleasant trip! We arrived even 20 minutes earlier!

Ukho-naye M.January 12, 2020 | 

I was frightened for my life in that bus. Luggage was fell out of the bus on two occasions during the trip and we had to get off and pick up the clothing and bags in the middle of the road with cars passing. There was passengers with no sitting and many who didn’t book but got in and paid cash to the driver and attendance of the bus. Three or more people crammed in seats meant for two people. I was made to share my seat with two grown children because there was no space and I apparently have a thing build so they saw it fit to make me share even after I complained and mentioned I paid R600 for the bus! I was on the verge of tears actually with the harassment. A passenger even had a gun, it was seen when the luggage fell out the second time around. Honestly I was holding my breathe to just get home safe. The bus arrived a whole one and a half hour late and the luggage packer was rude and completely uncaring. The bus did not even have charging ports. I was shocked having paid R600 but not being able to charge my phone. The air conditioning was not working, it was boiling hot in the bus. The reading lights were not working, I missed out on finishing so much work because of that. I have never had such a bad experience ever traveling and to think I paid so much for mere comfort and to feel safe and to receive basic things like a charging port and merely arriving safely. The bus only made three stops and that time we are boiling and need to stretch ourselves but they did not care. I hated my experience with Greyhound, it was horrible.

Thandi P.January 9, 2020 | 

The bus was lovely, it's just that we were never told that we would be swooped to a different bus that leave way late. we ended up in park station for four hours.that was not cool.but overall it was a great bus.

Leatitia P.January 7, 2020 | 

The tiolet were dirty. It was overflowing with all types things and it started smelling after a while and the bus seats itself were dirty.

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Bus Companies

Bus travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town is made possible thanks to Greyhound Dreamliner, Greyhound Mega Coach, Intercape and Citiliner Plus.

Stations & Stops

Need a bus leaving from Johannesburg? Your starting point is at Park Station or Bethrams.

If you're onboard a bus traveling to Cape Town, you can get hop off at Civic Centre, Bellville, Intercape Depot Montreal Dr or Somerset West (Strand).

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses24
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures7:15 am - 7:30 pm
Minimum Price$31
Average Ticket Price$51
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus companies on this routeCitiliner, Greyhound Mega Coach, Citiliner, Intercape, Citiliner

Johannesburg to Cape Town Route Map

Johannesburg to Cape Town Route Map

Frequently asked questions on the trip Johannesburg - Cape Town

How much does a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Cape Town cost?

The cheapest average bus price from Johannesburg to Cape Town is $51. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Johannesburg to Cape Town is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

How long is the bus ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

The average travel time between Johannesburg and Cape Town is around 19h, although the fastest bus will take about 16h 55m.This is the time it takes to travel the 1263 km that separates the two cities.

How many daily bus connections are there between Johannesburg and Cape Town?

The number of buses from Johannesburg to Cape Town can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 24 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.

Which bus companies travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

When taking the bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you can travel comfortably and safely with Greyhound Dreamliner, Greyhound Mega Coach, Greyhound Dreamliner.

What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

Buses travelling between Johannesburg and Cape Town leave from Park Station or Bethrams and arrive at Civic Centre, Bellville, Intercape Depot Montreal Dr.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Johannesburg to Cape Town.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Johannesburg to Cape Town, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

The Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

Will you be returning to Johannesburg by bus?

If you are looking for the return bus journey, check out buses from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

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