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Bus Cape Town to Pretoria: Trip Overview
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2.7 out of 5 stars
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Thusani T.November 30, 2023
Mokgadi Mokadi M.November 28, 2023
Butana William H.November 27, 2023
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Customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the bus service, mentioning delays and poor driving. However, there are positive reviews about the comfort of the buses and friendly drivers. Some passengers also appreciate being informed about delays. Issues such as lack of proper ventilation, congestion, non-functioning charging areas, and uncomfortable seats have been mentioned in negative reviews.
Intercape Sleepliner Cape Town Pretoria recent customer reviews
Most important was good driving so we arrived safely. Small things that could improve the trip: Check all seats for proper functioning, better regulation of the temperature in the cabin, and may I suggest that overweight people get seats next to the isle so the thinner ones can fit into theirs.
Intercape they don't care and make safe to they are customers especially me I got robbed by currupted police man where they took me in bus in johnesbeg and starting create a case so that I can be scared and give them money and as they planned I gave them R2000 but intercape bus they didn't protect me or ask why police come like that and take their client like that In short word poor service
The experience was good, until the toilet went out of order which caused a delay in the trip as we had to wait longer at a stop
Intercity Xpress is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in South Africa. With about 1817 daily departures, the company connects important cities in the country. Their fleet of buses is equipped to provide travelers with a comfortable ride to important destinations. Experienced drivers will ensure safe travels, so you can just sit back and relax. Next time you're planning a trip, consider skipping the hassle of driving and letting Intercity Xpress take you where you need to go.
Intercity Xpress Cape Town Pretoria recent customer reviews
I enjoyed nothing, first the bus was not intercity but Eagle something, secondly it was to reach destination at 14:40 but we only reached at something past 18h00 very inconvenient 😭
Well done 2 e 2 drivers who come wth me from cape town to pretoria uts a pity I dnt know eir names but they drive carefully and speed was ryt not slowly nt 2 fast
I have a bad trip with intercity. The driver drove off and left my daughter at the garage .when the bus stops he did not announce anything then people got off to use the rest room .when he comes back inside the bus he just drove off .I thought he was just moving a bus to park right .but i realise he is driving off leaving people behind.then I got off and tell hemthat he is leaving my daughter behind .he was very rude and he told me that he does not have a child in the bus .I even threatened to get me off the bus .all I was doing is to ask him to stop.he eventually stopped 400 miters away from the garage running in the dark .it was very traumatizing. Ibrelly need this matter to be resolved AS soon because I had a bad experience with my trip .I was just wondering what is something happens to me at that time of the night while i was running at the middle of the road at 4am in the dark .who was going to take rensposible for that .or should have something happened to my 19old .
Greyhound has received mixed reviews from customers. Some have expressed dissatisfaction with the service, citing issues such as delays, late arrivals, and unclean buses. However, there are also positive comments about the comfort of the buses and friendly staff. It's important to note that some negative experiences mentioned roaches on board and unpleasant odors in the toilets.
Greyhound Cape Town Pretoria recent customer reviews
The bus was stacked and other one came late and arrived late as well I had to travel feather
My journey was awful..the airguns were not working..it was he'll.. da drivers tried as much as dey could but greyhound must service deir busses.bcoz woow
The bus arived late i was to be in pretoria before 4pm and it only arived after 6pm the air conditioning was not working the bus kept stopping please maintain your transport
Big Sky is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in South Africa. With about 17 daily departures, the company connects important cities in the country. Their fleet of buses is equipped to provide travelers with a comfortable ride to important destinations. Experienced drivers will ensure safe travels, so you can just sit back and relax. Next time you're planning a trip, consider skipping the hassle of driving and letting Big Sky take you where you need to go.
Big Sky Express Cape Town Pretoria recent customer reviews
I loved the cleanness of the bus
Customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the overall experience on Eagle Liner buses. Issues include cockroaches, broken seats, non-functioning charging points and air conditioning, as well as a lack of restrooms on long trips. Some customers also experienced delays and breakdowns during their journeys. However, there are positive reviews mentioning friendly drivers and good service in terms of comfort and heating at night.
Eagle Liner Cape Town Pretoria recent customer reviews
They don’t respect time they sent us emails stating that they will be 30 minutes late then boom they were 01H 30min late. And they brought us overheating bus… 18H 35 trip turned into 26H trip😭😭
The drivers are friendly. This particular bus had a heater during the night. It was good service.
I didnt enjoy the trip the bus was late for 3 hours and again we were stuck for another 2 hours
Cape Town to Pretoria Buses
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|Earliest and Latest Bus Departures||10:15AM - 8:15PM|
|Average Ticket Price||$41|
|Minimum Trip Duration||17h35m|
|Average Bus Trip Duration||20h10m|
|Distance||811 miles (1307 km)|
|Bus Companies on This Route||Intercape, Intercity Xpress, Greyhound South Africa, Big Sky, Eagle Liner|
Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Cape Town and Pretoria?
Old Marine Drive Unit 11, Long Distance Bus Facility, Cape Town Station
Sasol Oak Service Station,, 179 Durban Rd, Oakdale, Cape Town, 7530, South Africa
Frequently asked questions for your trip Cape Town - Pretoria
The bus is the best choice to get to Pretoria 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.
The travel time from Cape Town to Pretoria is about 20h 10m, but you can get there in as little as 17h 35m with the quickest bus. This is the time it takes to travel the 814 miles (1313 km) that separate the two cities.
About 814 miles (1313 km) separate Cape Town and Pretoria.
You can choose from 39 travel times and travel with Intercape, Intercity Xpress and Greyhound South Africa. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Cape Town to Pretoria may vary. Simplify your trip from Cape Town to Pretoria by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel needs and budget on Busbud.
The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 10:15 AM and ending at 8:15 PM.
The majority of buses traveling from Cape Town to Pretoria start their journey at Bus Station - Civic Centre and wind up at Pretoria 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.
The cheapest way to travel this route is by bus. The lowest tickets for this trip cost as little as $18.
The average price of a one-way ticket from Cape Town to Pretoria is $41. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $18 and $116, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.
Yes, you can take a night bus to go from Cape Town to Pretoria. Remember to bring along essentials like a blanket and some snacks to ensure a cozy and convenient journey.
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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.
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 Pretoria, as early as possible.
You can expect to pay from $32 to $139 for a bus ticket from Cape Town to Pretoria based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $32 which is on 2023-12-07.
Usually MAINLINER 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.
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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 Pretoria 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 Pretoria, 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 Pretoria that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
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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.
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.
One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.
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Popular Buses Connecting Cape Town
Buses Leaving from Cape Town
- Bus from Cape Town to East London
- Bus Cape Town - Bloemfontein
- Cape Town - Harare
- Bus from Cape Town to George
- Bus Cape Town - Windhoek
- Cape Town - Kimberley
- Bus from Cape Town to King William’s Town
- Bus Cape Town - Butterworth
- Cape Town - Idutywa
- Bus from Cape Town to Cofimvaba
- Bus Cape Town - Mossel Bay
- Cape Town - Mount Frere
- Bus from Cape Town to Ngcobo
- Bus Cape Town - Knysna
- Cape Town - Pietermaritzburg
Buses Going to Cape Town
- Bus from Bloemfontein to Cape Town
- Bus Queenstown - Cape Town
- Kimberley - Cape Town
- Bus from George to Cape Town
- Bus Mossel Bay - Cape Town
- Pietermaritzburg - Cape Town
- Bus from King William’s Town to Cape Town
- Bus Butterworth - Cape Town
- Welkom - Cape Town
- Bus from Idutywa to Cape Town
- Bus Klerksdorp - Cape Town
- Grahamstown - Cape Town
- Bus from Uitenhage to Cape Town
- Bus Knysna - Cape Town
- Vereeniging - Cape Town
Popular Buses Connecting Pretoria
Buses Leaving from Pretoria
- Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
- Bus Pretoria - Port Elizabeth
- Pretoria - Polokwane
- Bus from Pretoria to Kimberley
- Bus Pretoria - Nelspruit
- Pretoria - Mthatha
- Bus from Pretoria to East London
- Bus Pretoria - Pietermaritzburg
- Pretoria - Kuruman
- Bus from Pretoria to Potchefstroom
- Bus Pretoria - Newcastle
- Pretoria - Ladysmith
- Bus from Pretoria to Queenstown
- Bus Pretoria - Kathu
- Pretoria - Johannesburg
Buses Going to Pretoria
- Bus from Bloemfontein to Pretoria
- Bus Polokwane - Pretoria
- Kimberley - Pretoria
- Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Pretoria
- Bus Port Elizabeth - Pretoria
- Potchefstroom - Pretoria
- Bus from Mthatha to Pretoria
- Bus Kuruman - Pretoria
- East London - Pretoria
- Bus from Kathu to Pretoria
- Bus Welkom - Pretoria
- Queenstown - Pretoria
- Bus from Johannesburg to Pretoria
- Bus Ladysmith - Pretoria
Popular routes in this country
- Bus from Cape Town to Mthatha
- Bus Johannesburg - Mthatha
- Bloemfontein - Johannesburg
- Bus from Mthatha to Cape Town
- Bus Cape Town - Queenstown
- Mthatha - Johannesburg
- Bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
- Bus Pietermaritzburg - Johannesburg
- Durban - Cape Town
- Bus from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth
- Bus Cape Town - Durban
- Johannesburg - East London
- Bus from Cape Town to Pretoria
- Bus East London - Cape Town
- East London - Johannesburg