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- Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town?
- Frequently Asked Questions
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- About Bus Travel
- What's the cheapest way to go from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
- Will you be returning to Cape Town by bus?
- Top travelled bus routes
- Why choose Busbud?
- Popular Buses Connecting Johannesburg
- Popular Buses Connecting Cape Town
- Popular Routes In This Country
- Popular airport transfers
Bus Johannesburg to Cape Town: Trip Overview
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)
Mbaliyethu M.December 1, 2023
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Vuyiseka M.November 30, 2023
Netsai W.November 27, 2023
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According to multiple reviews, customers express satisfaction with the service provided by the company. They mention that the drivers were friendly and helpful, and that everything went smoothly during their journey.
Intercape Budgetliner Express Johannesburg Cape Town recent customer reviews
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
The bus knows punctuality im impressed.. Very comfortable.. My journey was flawless 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Intercape from johannesburg it's clean On time Approaching clients in a good excellent manner The drivers are soo neat keep it up the good job Give an advice to the one that's from durban to Capetown to do the same
Customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the service provided by Greyhound bus. Multiple reviews mention delays, late arrivals, and long refreshment intervals that exceeded the promised time. Customers also complained about unhelpful staff who did not address issues such as passengers smoking marijuana on board. These negative experiences resulted in significant delays of more than 4 hours for some customers.
Greyhound Johannesburg Cape Town recent customer reviews
The service was genuinely disappointing. No air conditioning, bad restroom odour and condescending staff Greyhound.
I met some lovely people and the driver's were helpful but the bus aircon and charging system didn't work so we travelled under extremely uncomfortable conditions and could not even charge. I paid for the premium bus because I expected premium service but that is not what I received.
Bus was delayed by over an hour. Ended up getting a below par bus substitute. Totally disappointed had my high hopes of Greyhound utterly crushed!!
Big Sky is a great option if you're looking for a convenient and comfortable way to travel in South Africa. With about 15 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 Johannesburg Cape Town recent customer reviews
Being on time, clean, no noise drivers were professional with everything. The driving was smooth.
Why doesn't intercape busses have windows that can open n close
Enjoyed the way the drivers are driving they professional very friendly
According to customer reviews, the support team is not supportive at all. Additionally, customers mention that in order to compete with intercape, the bus company needs to improve their punctuality and communication with customers regarding schedule changes.
Intercity Xpress Johannesburg Cape Town recent customer reviews
Your help lines are not working, tried to cancel for 1 person and got rude person who was helping me. The toilets were stinking and it was hours late
The bus was comfortable. The driver drove a different route avoiding public roads after he received a fine of R2000
Sad experience. My phone died. I asked for the help of your driver to charge for me the phone. After a few minutes I felt asleep he came to wake me up telling me that my phone was stolen. By whom and when and how ? Because the bus kept going. It is a IPhone 12 MAX. I do not know if I can command someone else to travel with intercity express
According to user reports, the service provided by this bus company has been described as very bad and the worst experience. Customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the staff, mentioning their incompetence and unprofessionalism.
Wez We Coaches Johannesburg Cape Town recent customer reviews
The bus delayed at was a 3:30pm departure bt we left at 8pm and arrived late the journey was ok but needs better planning on this bus
The bus did not arrive 💔💔💔💔Lost my money and couldn’t travel and Weziwe office didn’t help
What a Wonderful journey full customer care. not unnecessary stops.the price is reasonable affordable and fair
Johannesburg to Cape Town Buses
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Information on this bus route
|Earliest and Latest Bus Departures||7:15AM - 9:30PM|
|Average Ticket Price||$40|
|Minimum Trip Duration||12h|
|Average Bus Trip Duration||18h35m|
|Distance||782 miles (1261 km)|
|Bus Companies on This Route||Intercape, Greyhound South Africa, Big Sky, Intercity Xpress, WEZWECOACHES|
Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town?
Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station (Bay21), 96 Rissik St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Southgate Shopping Centre, Cnr Rifle Range and Colombine,, Johannesburg,Gauteng,SouthAfrica
Mozambique Touring Serices, 37 Bezuidenhout St, Troyeville, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
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 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
Find cheapest prices for buses
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 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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Popular Buses Connecting Johannesburg
Buses Leaving from Johannesburg
- Bus from Johannesburg to Harare
- Bus Johannesburg - Bulawayo
- Johannesburg - Kimberley
- Bus from Johannesburg to Gaborone
- Bus Johannesburg - Nelspruit
- Johannesburg - Maputo
- Bus from Johannesburg to Queenstown
- Bus Johannesburg - Matatiele
- Johannesburg - Mount Frere
- Bus from Johannesburg to Newcastle
- Bus Johannesburg - King William’s Town
- Johannesburg - Polokwane
- Bus from Johannesburg to Ladysmith
- Bus Johannesburg - Butterworth
- Johannesburg - Idutywa
Buses Going to Johannesburg
- Bus from Kimberley to Johannesburg
- Bus Polokwane - Johannesburg
- Queenstown - Johannesburg
- Bus from Nelspruit to Johannesburg
- Bus Richards Bay - Johannesburg
- Kokstad - Johannesburg
- Bus from Matatiele to Johannesburg
- Bus Grahamstown - Johannesburg
- King William’s Town - Johannesburg
- Bus from Kuruman to Johannesburg
- Bus Kathu - Johannesburg
- Mount Frere - Johannesburg
- Bus from Welkom to Johannesburg
- Bus Ladysmith - Johannesburg
- Bellville - Johannesburg
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 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