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Tomorrow29 Feb
from £12
Fri1 Mar
from £16
Sat2 Mar
from £16
Sun3 Mar
from £16
Mon4 Mar
from £16
Tue5 Mar
from £16
Wed6 Mar
from £16
Thu7 Mar

Cheap buses leaving tomorrow

One passenger / one way

12:00
17h
05:00
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
Cheapest
Johannesburg - JOHANNESBURG
Cheapest
13:00
16h
05:00
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
2nd Cheapest
Johannesburg - JOHANNESBURG
2nd Cheapest
13:00
14h
03:00
Cape Town - 1 Old Marine Dr., Forshore
Fastest
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
Fastest
19:00
15h
10:00
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
Johannesburg - JOHANNESBURG
15:00
16h
07:00
Cape Town - 1 Old Marine Dr., Forshore
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
Bus Cape Town to Johannesburg: Trip Overview

Bus Cape Town to Johannesburg: Trip Overview

Average ticket price£30
Average bus trip duration18h 35m
Number of daily buses48
Earliest bus departure10:15
Distance772 miles
Latest bus departure19:45
reviews

See what travellers are saying about the trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg

2.6 out of 5 stars

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

Ratings and Reviews (1427)

It left late waiting for fuel and left us stranded in Joburg instead of dropping us at Midrand

Rumbidzai C.

27 February 2024
The bus arrived 2hrs late, it had a lot of break down on the way which made a 18hr trip 23hrs long

Edward M.

26 February 2024
8hour delay

Nakiwe D.

25 February 2024
I enjoyed nothing, the ride was horrible, I don't wish even to my worst enemy

Nokwanda S.

21 February 2024
My experience with delta bus was the worse experience i have ever had..we got stuck in Bloemfontein close to 3 to 4 hours,because the bus didn't have money for diesel. And when the drivers tried to call the owner of buses the owner drop the call..we even had to call the owners as passages but still the owner was dropping the call on us too..up until as passages we decided to contributing R50 or more to buy the diesel so we can continue to go to johannesburg..we were supposed to have arrived at 8:45 am we ended up arriving at 16:00pm..that bus needs to be stopped at all cost.

Pamela T.

21 February 2024
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Cape Town to Johannesburg buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses48
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures10:15 - 19:45
Minimum Price£12
Average Ticket Price£30
Minimum Trip Duration14h
Average Bus Trip Duration18h35m
Distance772 miles
Bus companies on this routeIntercape, Greyhound South Africa, Intercity Xpress, WEZWECOACHES, Big Sky
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Cape Town - Johannesburg

The average bus ticket price from Cape Town to Johannesburg is £30. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cape Town to Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg is around 18h 35m, although the fastest bus will take about 14h. This is the time it takes to travel the 784 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of buses from Cape Town to Johannesburg can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 48 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg, you can travel comfortably and safely with Intercape, Greyhound South Africa, Intercity Xpress.

Buses travelling between Cape Town and Johannesburg leave from Bellville or Bus Station - Civic Centre and arrive at Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station, Johannesburg Airport, Bethrams.

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
26/02
£21
27/02
£21
Today
£21
29/02
£12
01/03
£17
02/03
£17
03/03
£17
04/03
£17
The cheapest trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg was searched and found on 29 Feb 2024 with a price of £12

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 Johannesburg as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from £12 to £61 for a bus ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at £12, which is on 2024-02-29.

Usually WEZWECOACHES 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg, get comfy and count the stars.

Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Cape Town to Johannesburg that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

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 Johannesburg.

Did you know?

Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travellers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

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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