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Port Elizabeth - Newton Park - Eaglecity, 262 Cape Rd
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Cape Town - Bellville
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9:10PM
11h5m
8:15AM
Port Elizabeth - Newton Park - Eaglecity, 262 Cape Rd
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Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
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9:00PM
9h55m
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Port Elizabeth - Newton Park - Eaglecity, 262 Cape Rd
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Cape Town - Bellville
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10:40PM
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9:20AM
Port Elizabeth - Engen Garage, Cape Road Newton Park (Convenience Centre)
Cape Town - Bellville - Intercape Office, 8 Mabel Street (turnoff from Durban Road)
9:00PM
11h
8:00AM
Port Elizabeth - Newton Park - Eaglecity, 262 Cape Rd
Cape Town - CAPE TOWN
Bus Port Elizabeth to Cape Town: Trip Overview

Bus Port Elizabeth to Cape Town: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$29
Average bus trip duration12h
Number of daily buses34
Earliest bus departure6:00 AM
Distance397 miles (639 km)
Latest bus departure10:40 PM

Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses34
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures6:00AM - 10:40PM
Minimum Price$18
Average Ticket Price$29
Minimum Trip Duration9h55m
Average Bus Trip Duration12h
Distance397 miles (639 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteIntercape, Big Sky, Eagle Liner, Intercity Xpress, WILLIAMSCOACHES
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Port Elizabeth - Cape Town

The best way to travel from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is by bus. The bus provides a cost-effective, safe, and easy way to travel between the two cities. Taking a ride with other travelers through carpool services is an additional option to consider.

The average travel time from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is about 12h, but the fastest bus can get you there in about 9h 55m. This is the time it takes to travel the 410 miles (661 km) that separate the two cities.

The distance between the two cities is 410 miles (661 km).

On average, there are 34 daily departures on this route, offered by Intercape, Big Sky and Eagle Liner. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town may vary. Want to make your bus journey from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town as effortless as possible? Busbud has got you covered! Browse schedules, pick the perfect bus for your travel style and budget - all in one place.

The first bus leaves at 6:00 AM and the last one leaves at 10:40 PM.

The majority of buses traveling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town start their journey at Intercape Office, C/O Fleming and North Union Street (Central) and wind up at Bellville. These are the primary departure and arrival locations on this route, there are other pick-up and drop-off locations that could make it easier for you to reach your destination.

You can save a lot of money on your trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town by choosing to travel by bus. With prices starting at $21, you won't find a more affordable way to get there.

The average bus ticket price from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is $29. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $21 and $64, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

Once in Cape Town, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are District Six Museum, Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, BOS 400 Shipwreck and Koopmans-De Wet House.

Yes, it is possible to take an overnight bus from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. 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.

Best price found
02/24
$28
02/25
$28
Today
$21
02/27
$18
02/28
$18
02/29
$22
03/01
$22
03/02
$23
The cheapest trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town was searched and found on Feb 28, 2024 with a price of $18

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

You can expect to pay from $18 to $55 for a bus ticket from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $18 which is on 2024-02-28.

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 Port Elizabeth to Cape Town but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.

From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

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

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.

The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.

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.

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