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Cape Town - Cape Town Main Train Station
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Bus Cape Town to Pretoria: Trip Overview

Bus Cape Town to Pretoria: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$41
Average bus trip duration20h 10m
Number of daily buses39
Earliest bus departure10:15 AM
Distance811 miles (1307 km)
Latest bus departure8:15 PM

See what travelers are saying about the trip from Cape Town to Pretoria

2.7 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Cape Town to Pretoria

Ratings and Reviews (432)

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.

Ansie J.

December 4, 2023
Bus was fairly old, drivers were good people.

Molapo Frans D.

December 3, 2023
The bus was stacked and other one came late and arrived late as well I had to travel feather

Thusani T.

November 30, 2023
My journey was awful..the airguns were not was he'll.. da drivers tried as much as dey could but greyhound must service deir busses.bcoz woow

Mokgadi Mokadi M.

November 28, 2023
I did not enjoy not even a little bit I booked for 13h20 Friday the 24 November the bus only came at 18h00, no airconditioning no toilet for a trip from Cape Town to Pretoria and poor communication

Butana William H.

November 27, 2023

Cape Town to Pretoria Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses39
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures10:15AM - 8:15PM
Minimum Price$33
Average Ticket Price$41
Minimum Trip Duration17h35m
Average Bus Trip Duration20h10m
Distance811 miles (1307 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, Intercity Xpress, Greyhound South Africa, Big Sky, Eagle Liner
Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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The cheapest trip from Cape Town to Pretoria was searched and found on Dec 7, 2023 with a price of $32

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.

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 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.

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 Pretoria.

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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