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Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

7:00PM
11h40m
6:40AM
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
Cheapest
Port Elizabeth - Rail Station, Port Elizabeth Central
Cheapest
7:00PM
11h15m
6:15AM
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
2nd Cheapest
Port Elizabeth - Regent Cafe, C/o Link Rd & Rochelle Rd
2nd Cheapest
6:20PM
10h30m
4:50AM
Cape Town - Bellville
Fastest
Port Elizabeth - Newton Park - Eaglecity, 262 Cape Rd
Fastest
6:00PM
10h50m
4:50AM
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
Port Elizabeth - Newton Park - Eaglecity, 262 Cape Rd
6:20PM
10h50m
5:10AM
Cape Town - Bellville
Port Elizabeth - Newton Park - Eaglecity, 262 Cape Rd
Bus Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: Trip Overview

Bus Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$29
Average bus trip duration12h 10m
Number of daily buses37
Earliest bus departure6:00 AM
Distance412 miles (664 km)
Latest bus departure7:45 PM

Cape Town to Port Elizabeth Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses37
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures6:00AM - 7:45PM
Minimum Price$19
Average Ticket Price$29
Minimum Trip Duration10h30m
Average Bus Trip Duration12h10m
Distance412 miles (664 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, Big Sky, Intercity Xpress, Eagle Liner, WILLIAMSCOACHES
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Cape Town - Port Elizabeth

The best way to travel from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth is by bus. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.

Traveling from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth takes about 12h 10m on average, but the quickest bus can get you there in about 10h 30m. This is the time it takes to travel the 410 miles (661 km) that separate the two cities.

Cape Town and Port Elizabeth are 410 miles (661 km) apart.

On average, there are 37 daily departures on this route, offered by Intercape, Big Sky and Intercity Xpress. The number of buses from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth can differ depending on the day of the week. Simplify your trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The bus service operates from 6:00 AM for the initial departure and runs until 7:45 PM for the final departure.

The majority of buses traveling from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth start their journey at Bellville and wind up at Intercape Office, C/O Fleming and North Union Street (Central). These are the primary departure and arrival locations on this route, but you can also find other options that could better fit your plans.

If you want the cheapest way to travel this route, go for the bus. With prices starting at $15, you won't find a cheaper way to get there.

The bus ticket costs $29 on average. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $15 to $48, so it's good to do your research before booking.

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
02/23
$16
02/24
$16
Today
$19
02/26
$19
02/27
$19
02/28
$23
02/29
$23
03/01
$23
The cheapest trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth was searched and found on Feb 24, 2024 with a price of $16

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 Port Elizabeth, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $16 to $46 for a bus ticket from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $19 which is on 2024-02-26.

Usually MAINLINER, SLEEPLINER 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

Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth!

From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

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 Port Elizabeth that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

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 Superbus, created by a Dutch engineer is the world's fastest bus with 250 km/h. Too bad it's only a prototype for now.

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

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Bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

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