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One passenger / one way

6:30PM
13h55m
8:25AM
Cape Town - Cape Town Main Train Station
CheapestFastest
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City, Shell Garage N2
Cheapest
Fastest
6:30PM
14h40m
9:10AM
Cape Town - Cape Town Main Train Station
2nd Cheapest
Mthatha - Circle Triangle Mall Bus Rank
2nd Cheapest
6:30PM
14h20m
8:50AM
Cape Town - Bellville
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City
5:00PM
14h30m
7:30AM
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN - Long Distance Bus Facility, Old Marine Drive
Mthatha - Umtata (Shell Ultra City)
7:15PM
15h25m
10:40AM
Cape Town - Bellville - Intercape Office, 8 Mabel Street (turnoff from Durban Road)
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City, Shell Garage N2
Bus Cape Town to Mthatha: Trip Overview

Bus Cape Town to Mthatha: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$31
Average bus trip duration19h 5m
Number of daily buses59
Earliest bus departure6:00 AM
Distance622 miles (1003 km)
Latest bus departure9:00 PM

Cape Town to Mthatha Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses59
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures6:00AM - 9:00PM
Minimum Price$19
Average Ticket Price$31
Minimum Trip Duration10h
Average Bus Trip Duration19h5m
Distance622 miles (1003 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, Eagle Liner, Big Sky, Makalala Transport, Intercity Xpress
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Cape Town - Mthatha

The bus is the best choice to get to Mthatha without flying. The bus provides a cost-effective, safe, and easy way to travel between the two cities. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.

On average, the trip from Cape Town to Mthatha takes around 19h 5m, although the fastest bus will take 10h, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 623 miles (1004 km) that separate the two cities.

About 623 miles (1004 km) separate Cape Town and Mthatha.

You can choose from 59 travel times and travel with Intercape, Eagle Liner and Big Sky. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Cape Town to Mthatha may vary. Simplify your trip from Cape Town to Mthatha by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 6:00 AM and ending at 9:00 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from Cape Town to Mthatha leave from Bellville and arrive at Umtata / Mthatha Railway Station. These are the main pick-up and drop-off locations on this route, but you can find others that could fit better into your travel plans.

Go for the bus if you want the most economical way to travel this route. The lowest price for the bus on this route is $18.

The average price of a one-way ticket from Cape Town to Mthatha is $31. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $18 and $70, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

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
02/28
$32
02/29
$33
Today
$22
03/02
$19
03/03
$22
03/04
$23
03/05
$23
03/06
$23
The cheapest trip from Cape Town to Mthatha was searched and found on Mar 2, 2024 with a price of $19

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 $19 to $54 for a bus ticket from Cape Town to Mthatha based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $19 which is on 2024-03-02.

Usually BADELA 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 one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Cape Town to Mthatha will emit less CO2 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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