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Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

17:30
15h15m
08:45
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN - Long Distance Bus Facility, Old Marine Drive
Cheapest
East London - 90 Moore Street
Cheapest
18:00
17h
11:00
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN - Long Distance Bus Facility, Old Marine Drive
2nd Cheapest
East London - 90 Moore Street
2nd Cheapest
19:00
13h20m
08:20
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN - Long Distance Bus Facility, Old Marine Drive
Fastest
East London - EAST LONDON - Train Station, East London, Station St, Quigney
Fastest
19:00
13h30m
08:30
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN - Long Distance Bus Facility, Old Marine Drive
East London - 90 Moore Street
19:00
14h15m
09:15
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
East London - 56 Moore St, Windmill Park
Bus Cape Town to East London: Trip Overview

Bus Cape Town to East London: Trip Overview

Average ticket price£24
Average bus trip duration16h 30m
Number of daily buses46
Earliest bus departure06:00
Distance538 miles
Latest bus departure19:45
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3.2 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travellers who booked a bus ticket from Cape Town to East London

Ratings and Reviews (279)

The bus had exhaust issues.

Masande X.

2 March 2024
Bus arrived 4 hours later

Luniko T.

29 February 2024
Very good

Mihle C.

16 February 2024
I have a nice and safe trip back home 🏡.

Mvuyisi D.

13 February 2024
The bus was on time, it was comfortable and drivers were friendly

Oyama N.

8 February 2024
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Cape Town to East London buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses46
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures06:00 - 19:45
Minimum Price£14
Average Ticket Price£24
Minimum Trip Duration14h15m
Average Bus Trip Duration16h30m
Distance538 miles
Bus companies on this routeIntercape, Big Sky, Intercity Xpress, Eagle Liner, Delta Coaches
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Cape Town - East London

The average bus ticket price from Cape Town to East London is £24. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cape Town to East London 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!

The average travel time between Cape Town and East London is around 16h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 14h 15m. This is the time it takes to travel the 550 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of buses from Cape Town to East London can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 46 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Cape Town to East London by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the bus from Cape Town to East London, you can travel comfortably and safely with Intercape, Big Sky, Intercity Xpress.

Buses travelling between Cape Town and East London leave from Bellville or Bus Station - Civic Centre and arrive at Intercape Office, Moore Street (Windmill Park), Railway Station, Windmill Mall.

Find cheapest prices for buses

Find cheapest prices for buses

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
02/03
£44
03/03
£20
Today
£14
05/03
£14
06/03
£14
07/03
£14
08/03
£14
09/03
£14
The cheapest trip from Cape Town to East London was searched and found on 4 Mar 2024 with a price of £14

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Cape Town to East London as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from £14 to £44 for a bus ticket from Cape Town to East London based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at £14, which is on 2024-03-05.

Usually MAINLINER will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Cape Town to East London but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Cape Town to East London, get comfy and count the stars.

Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Cape Town to East London will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.

Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from Cape Town to East London.

Did you know?

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

It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.

The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.

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