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TodayFeb 22
from $31
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Cheap buses leaving today

One passenger / one way

2:15PM
16h
6:15AM
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City
Cheapest
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
Cheapest
2:15PM
15h15m
5:30AM
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City
2nd CheapestFastest
Cape Town - Bellville
2nd Cheapest
Fastest
2:30PM
15h30m
6:00AM
Mthatha - Shell Ultra City, Shell Garage N2
Cape Town - Bellville
2:00PM
15h30m
5:30AM
Mthatha - Station
Cape Town - Bellville
11:45PM
20h30m
8:15PM
Mthatha - MTHATHA STATION
Cape Town - Bellville
Bus Mthatha to Cape Town: Trip Overview

Bus Mthatha to Cape Town: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$30
Average bus trip duration18h 30m
Number of daily buses46
Earliest bus departure12:25 AM
Distance621 miles (1001 km)
Latest bus departure11:45 PM

Mthatha to Cape Town Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses46
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures12:25AM - 11:45PM
Minimum Price$19
Average Ticket Price$30
Minimum Trip Duration12h30m
Average Bus Trip Duration18h30m
Distance621 miles (1001 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, Eagle Liner, Intercity Xpress, Big Sky, Delta Coaches
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Mthatha - Cape Town

The bus is the best choice to get to Cape Town without flying. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.

The average travel time from Mthatha to Cape Town is about 18h 30m, although the fastest bus will take 12h 30m, on average. This is the time it takes to travel the 623 miles (1004 km) that separate the two cities.

About 623 miles (1004 km) separate Mthatha and Cape Town.

You can choose from 46 travel times and travel with Intercape, Eagle Liner and Intercity Xpress. The number of buses from Mthatha to Cape Town can differ depending on the day of the week. Simplify your trip from Mthatha to Cape Town by checking the schedules and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

The bus service has you covered with departures starting at 12:25 AM and ending at 11:45 PM.

Most of the buses traveling from Mthatha to Cape Town leave from Umtata / Mthatha Railway Station and arrive at Bellville. These are the main departure and arrival 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 price for the bus on this route is $20.

The average price of a one-way ticket from Mthatha to Cape Town is $30. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from $20 to $68, 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 Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Camps Bay, Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point, Robben Island and BOS 400 Shipwreck.

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
02/20
$33
02/21
$37
Today
$31
02/23
$21
02/24
$21
02/25
$19
02/26
$23
02/27
$24
The cheapest trip from Mthatha to Cape Town was searched and found on Feb 25, 2024 with a price of $19

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

You can expect to pay from $19 to $43 for a bus ticket from Mthatha to Cape Town based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $19 which is on 2024-02-25.

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

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 Mthatha and Cape Town!

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Mthatha to Cape Town, get comfy and count the stars.

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 Mthatha to Cape Town.

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

Did you know?

It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.

Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!

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

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Bus from Cape Town to Mthatha

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