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Fri8 Dec
from £30
Today9 Dec
from £37
Tomorrow10 Dec
from £39
Mon11 Dec
from £35
Tue12 Dec
from £30
Wed13 Dec
from £37
Thu14 Dec
from £22
Fri15 Dec
from £38

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Cape Town - Bellville
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City, Shell Garage N2
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Bus Cape Town to Mthatha: Trip Overview

Bus Cape Town to Mthatha: Trip Overview

Average ticket price£29
Average bus trip duration17h 50m
Number of daily buses50
Earliest bus departure06:00
Distance610 miles
Latest bus departure21:00

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3.1 out of 5 stars

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

Ratings and Reviews (344)

I enjoyed everything..

Siyamthanda G.

8 December 2023
I enjoyed being able to charge my phone, but the bus wause my money s stuck stuck 2 times, i had to use my money from Cradock to Mtata because I was rushing to the interviews.

Zizibele N.

7 December 2023
Trash🚮 was supposed to be in Mthatha @11 but only arrived at 4p

Afikile N.

7 December 2023
Everything was good the only problem was that it didn’t arrive in time in my destination but that’s not bad we arrived safely

Siviwe M.

1 December 2023
Very dissatisfied, we were changed to another bus in Queenstown and the bus was mechanical all the way to Mthatha. Poorest service from Mavumisa I must say

Mkhululi T.

30 November 2023
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Cape Town to Mthatha buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses50
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures06:00 - 21:00
Minimum Price£22
Average Ticket Price£29
Minimum Trip Duration10h
Average Bus Trip Duration17h50m
Distance610 miles
Bus companies on this routeIntercape, Eagle Liner, Makalala Transport, Big Sky, Intercity Xpress
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions on the trip Cape Town - Mthatha

The average bus ticket price from Cape Town to Mthatha is £29. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cape Town to Mthatha 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 Mthatha is around 17h 50m, although the fastest bus will take about 10h. This is the time it takes to travel the 623 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of buses from Cape Town to Mthatha can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 50 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Cape Town to Mthatha by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the bus from Cape Town to Mthatha, you can travel comfortably and safely with Intercape, Eagle Liner, Makalala Transport.

Buses travelling between Cape Town and Mthatha leave from Bus Station - Civic Centre or Bellville and arrive at Umtata / Mthatha Railway Station, Southridge Park - Shell Ultra City, Umtata Station.

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

Best price found
The cheapest trip from Cape Town to Mthatha was searched and found on 8 Dec 2023 with a price of £30

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 Mthatha as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from £30 to £82 for a bus ticket from Cape Town to Mthatha based on the last 3 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at £30, which is on 2023-12-12.

Usually MAINLINER, JOBELASTAR 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 Mthatha but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

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

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

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

Did you know?

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

9.2% of ground transportation in Europe is done by bus versus 7.4% by train.

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

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