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Johannesburg - JOHANNESBURG
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
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Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
Cape Town - 1 Old Marine Dr., Forshore
Johannesburg - JHB A 41, Park Station, Rissik St.
Cape Town - Bellville
Bus Johannesburg to Cape Town: Trip Overview

Bus Johannesburg to Cape Town: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$40
Average bus trip duration18h 35m
Number of daily buses50
Earliest bus departure7:15 AM
Distance782 miles (1261 km)
Latest bus departure9:30 PM

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

2.9 out of 5 stars

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

Ratings and Reviews (1288)

Very safe and comfortable

Mbaliyethu M.

December 1, 2023
The drivers where very rude. They didnt communicate with us, they never tell us where we are so it wasnt an easy trip for people who didnt know where they going. They had to ask other's where we are. It was really bad. When we ask them when are we gonna stop coz we neet the toilet thet just said "Its not our problem that u drink water and cold drinks knowing exatly u gonna need a toilet " Charging points where not working as well

Dimakatso M.

December 1, 2023
Bad. Terrible. Dangerous.

Vuyiseka M.

November 30, 2023
The seats were too small and uncomfortable, the driver was very rough and no communication with the passengers he delayed us with 3hrs and on the road he also stopped for more than an hour without telling us what was happening

Netsai W.

November 27, 2023
I enjoyed everything. About my ride-always on time

Mokgadi Mokadi M.

November 26, 2023

Johannesburg to Cape Town Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses50
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures7:15AM - 9:30PM
Minimum Price$22
Average Ticket Price$40
Minimum Trip Duration12h
Average Bus Trip Duration18h35m
Distance782 miles (1261 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, Greyhound South Africa, Big Sky, Intercity Xpress, WEZWECOACHES
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Johannesburg - Cape Town

Taking the bus is the best way to travel to Cape Town 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.

On average, the trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town takes around 18h 35m, although the fastest bus will take 12h, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 784 miles (1263 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance separating Johannesburg and Cape Town is 784 miles (1263 km).

About 50 buses travel this route daily, provided by Intercape, Greyhound South Africa and Big Sky. The number of buses from Johannesburg to Cape Town can differ depending on the day of the week. Want to make your bus journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town as easy 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 operates between 7:15 AM and 9:30 PM.

If you're headed to Cape Town from Johannesburg, chances are that your bus will leave from Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station and arrive at Bellville. These are the main departure and arrival locations on this route, but you could find others that could be a better fit for your travel plans.

You can save a lot of money on your trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town by choosing to travel by bus. The lowest tickets for this trip cost as little as $18.

You can expect to pay around $40 for a bus ticket. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $18 to $137, so it's good to do your research before booking.

Once in Cape Town, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Two Oceans Aquarium, Franschhoek, Groot Constantia and Bo Kaap.

Yes! Busbud became partners with Stitch to introduce Instant EFT as a payment method, so you can pay by transferring money directly from your South African bank account. To pay for your bus tickets, simply select "Instant EFT" as the payment method during checkout and follow the instructions. And there you go! In just a few easy steps, you can book your bus tickets and be on your way! The process is secure and efficient, clearing the transaction immediately

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Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

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The cheapest trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town was searched and found on Dec 2, 2023 with a price of $22

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Johannesburg to Cape Town, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $22 to $71 for a bus ticket from Johannesburg to Cape Town based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $22 which is on 2023-12-04.

Usually WEZWECOACHES, 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

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Johannesburg to Cape Town.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Johannesburg to Cape Town, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.

Buses are energy-efficient. Carrying a passenger over 100 kms by coach only takes 0.6-0.9 liters of gas. Compare that to the 2.6 liters required by high-speed train, 6.6 liters by airplane and 7.6 liters by gas-powered car, and it's clear that the bus is a more environmentally-conscious option for your bus transportation from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

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.

The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!

The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.

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Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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