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1:00PM
16h
5:00AM
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
Cheapest
Johannesburg - JOHANNESBURG
Cheapest
3:30PM
18h
9:30AM
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
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Johannesburg - JOHANNESBURG
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1:00PM
14h
3:00AM
Cape Town - 1 Old Marine Dr., Forshore
Fastest
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
Fastest
5:30PM
1d2h
8:00PM
Cape Town - Bellville - Intercape Office, 8 Mabel Street (turnoff from Durban Road)
Johannesburg - Intercape Office, C/O Rissik and Wolmarans Street (Johannesburg Station)
5:30PM
1d2h
8:00PM
Cape Town - Bellville - Intercape Office, 8 Mabel Street (turnoff from Durban Road)
Johannesburg - Intercape Office, C/O Rissik and Wolmarans Street (Johannesburg Station)
Bus Cape Town to Johannesburg: Trip Overview

Bus Cape Town to Johannesburg: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$37
Average bus trip duration18h 30m
Number of daily buses42
Earliest bus departure10:15 AM
Distance782 miles (1261 km)
Latest bus departure7:45 PM

Cape Town to Johannesburg Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Departures42
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures10:15AM - 7:45PM
Minimum Price$24
Average Ticket Price$37
Minimum Trip Duration14h
Average Bus Trip Duration18h30m
Distance782 miles (1261 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, WEZWECOACHES, Intercity Xpress, Greyhound South Africa, Eagle Liner
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Cape Town - Johannesburg

The bus is the best choice to get to Johannesburg without flying. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities. Taking a ride with other travelers through carpool services is an additional option to consider.

The average travel time from Cape Town to Johannesburg is about 18h 30m, although the minimum time it takes to get there is 14h with the fastest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 784 miles (1263 km) that separate the two cities.

About 784 miles (1263 km) separate Cape Town and Johannesburg.

You can choose from 42 travel times and travel with Intercape, WEZWECOACHES and Intercity Xpress. The number of buses from Cape Town to Johannesburg can differ depending on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg as effortless as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 10:15 AM and ending at 7:45 PM.

If you're headed to Johannesburg from Cape Town, chances are that your bus will leave from Bellville and arrive at Johannesburg Airport. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.

The cheapest way to travel this route is by bus. With prices starting at $20, you won't find a more affordable way to get there.

The average price of a one-way ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg is $37. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $20 to $85, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Once in Johannesburg, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Old Fort and Constitution Hill, Johannesburg Zoo, FNB Stadium and Liliesleaf.

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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
04/18
$25
04/19
$25
Today
$25
04/21
$25
04/22
$25
04/23
$25
04/24
$25
04/25
$25
The cheapest trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg was searched and found on Apr 18, 2024 with a price of $25

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 $25 to $66 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 $25 which is on 2024-04-21.

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 travelers 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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