Bus from Cape Town to East London

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Facts about the bus from Cape Town to East London

Compare all providers like Intercape, Intercity Xpress and Eagle Liner that travel 36 times every day by bus from Cape Town to East London in one click! Book your bus ticket from Cape Town to East London starting from $16!

Cheapest Bus $16
Fastest Bus 13h 20m
Earliest Bus 6:00 AM
Latest Bus 7:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes 36 Ø
Distance 548.1 miles
Bus Companies Intercape, Intercity Xpress, Eagle Liner, APM, Delta Coaches, Badela, Big Sky Intercity, MAKALALATRANSPORT, IlulaBus and Jacobs Coaches

Cheapest bus connections from Cape Town to East London

Every day, 36 buses from 10 bus companies leave Cape Town for East London: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 03/02/2024 and for the following days.

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday 02/25
Monday 02/26
Tuesday 02/27
Wednesday 02/28
Thursday 02/29
Friday 03/01
Saturday 03/02
$21
Sunday 03/03
$20
Monday 03/04
$20
Tuesday 03/05
$21
Wednesday 03/06
$21
Thursday 03/07
$21
Friday 03/08
$20
Saturday 03/09
$16
Sunday 03/10
$16
Monday 03/11
$21
Tuesday 03/12
$21
Wednesday 03/13
$21
Thursday 03/14
$20
Friday 03/15
$21
Saturday 03/16
$21
Sunday 03/17
$25
Monday 03/18
$21
Tuesday 03/19
$16
Wednesday 03/20
$21
Thursday 03/21
$21
Friday 03/22
$21
Saturday 03/23

The cheapest time to travel from Cape Town to East London

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Cape Town to East London, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $16, Saturday is the cheapest day for a bus from Cape Town to East London. Tuesday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $21.
Evening is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Cape Town to East London, with $16. Morning is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $25.

How to save money travelling from Cape Town to East London

Travel can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be! Do you want to avoid paying a terrible price for your trip? Then follow these quick steps to save money:

Book the ticket from Cape Town to East London in advance! The earlier you book, the cheaper usually the price is. Also, you will be sure to have a place on the bus from Cape Town to East London, compared instead if you buy it at the last moment, or directly at the station.

If you can, avoid travelling at peak times. Instead of weekend, try travelling during the week. Travelling in the evening or at night it’s also cheaper, and later buses from Cape Town to East London are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from Cape Town to East London

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Cape Town to East London from various bus operators like Intercape, Intercity Xpress or Eagle Liner for the next days.
  • APM
    17h 0m
    6:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    11:00 AM
    East London
    Intercape Office
    APM
    Economy
    from $16
  • Delta Coaches
    14h 55m
    6:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    8:55 AM
    East London
    Delta Coaches
    Economy
    from $20
  • Eagle Liner
    16h 45m
    5:30 PM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    10:15 AM
    East London
    Intercape Office
    Eagle Liner
    Economy
    from $22
  • APM
    15h 15m
    5:30 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    8:45 AM
    East London
    Bus Stop
    APM
    Economy
    from $23
  • Jacobs Coaches
    15h 20m
    6:40 PM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    10:00 AM
    East London
    Intercape Office
    Jacobs Coaches
    First Class
    from $23
  • Big Sky Intercity
    15h 55m
    7:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    10:55 AM
    East London
    Bus Stop
    Big Sky Intercity
    Economy
    from $24
  • Intercape
    16h 30m
    5:30 PM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    10:00 AM
    East London
    Intercape Office
    Intercape
    Economy
    from $25
  • Intercity Xpress
    16h 50m
    6:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    10:50 AM
    East London
    Intercape Office
    Intercity Xpress
    Economy
    from $25
  • IlulaBus
    15h 30m
    6:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    9:30 AM
    East London
    Bus Stop
    IlulaBus
    Economy
    from $26
  • Intercape
    18h 5m
    6:00 AM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    12:05 AM
    East London
    Intercape Office
    Intercape
    Economy
    from $27
  • Intercity Xpress
    16h 50m
    6:00 PM
    Cape Town
    10:50 AM
    East London
    Intercity Xpress
    First Class
    from $28
  • Badela
    14h 15m
    7:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    9:15 AM
    East London
    Bus Stop
    Badela
    Economy
    from $29
  • Eagle Liner
    16h 45m
    5:30 PM
    Cape Town
    10:15 AM
    East London
    Eagle Liner
    First Class
    from $30
  • MAKALALATRANSPORT
    16h 20m
    5:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    9:20 AM
    East London
    Bus Stop
    MAKALALATRANSPORT
    Economy
    from $36

More bus companies that typically serve the route Cape Town to East London

Bus schedules change all the time. The following offers are not available anymore for buses from Cape Town to East London, but may come back in the future. Keep an eye on them!

  • Citiliner
    16h 15m
    7:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    11:15 AM
    East London
    Bus Stop
    Citiliner
    Temporarily not available: last found 01/30/2024
    Economy
    from $26
  • City to City
    17h 50m
    5:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    10:50 AM
    East London
    Bus Stop
    City to City
    Temporarily not available: last found 01/20/2024
    Economy
    from $29

Frequency of bus connections between Cape Town and East London

See here how frequent the connections between Cape Town and East London are, during different times and days of the week.
Sunday is the busiest day, with more than 57 daily buses from Cape Town to East London. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 27 daily coaches between Cape Town and East London.
The busiest time of the day is the Evening, with 181 buses from Cape Town to East London, while Morning sees the fewest connections between Cape Town and East London, with 16 offers.

Beloved bus companies from Cape Town to East London

These are the most booked bus companies between Cape Town to East London from our users.

All bus stations and stops in Cape Town and East London

In the map below, you can see where to find all bus stations in Cape Town and East London.

Service and Comfort on the bus from Cape Town to East London

Want to know which seat classes are available on the buses from Cape Town to East London? Or which bus companies serve the route Cape Town to East London? Below you will find answers to your questions.

FAQs about the Cape Town to East London bus

How much does a Cape Town East London bus trip cost?

This depends on, among other things, the day and time of travel. The cheapest trip is available from $16 and takes 17h 0m to reach East London. Compare offers to save money!

How much could I save by comparing buses from Cape Town to East London?

This route is offered by 10 companies with a range of ticket prices between $16 and $54. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to East London.

On average, how many connections are available from Cape Town to East London each day?

Every day, the Cape Town to East London bus route is served by approximately 36 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

How long does a bus journey from Cape Town to East London take?

The fastest bus from Cape Town to East London is offered by APM and takes 13h 20m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $23. In this context, bear in mind that the journey can take longer due to traffic.

What time is the first bus from Cape Town to East London?

The earliest bus arriving in East London from Cape Town starts at 6:00 AM. However, information regarding departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. Simply use our search to find exact times for your planned travel date.

What time is the last bus from Cape Town to East London?

The latest bus trip departing from Cape Town for East London starts at 7:00 PM. Please note that departure times may differ on weekends and holidays. So just use our search to find the exact times for your planned travel date.

Which bus companies operate the Cape Town East London route?

When traveling by bus from Cape Town to East London, passengers can travel with Intercape, Intercity Xpress and Eagle Liner. With our search, you can compare all available bus tickets to book the one that works for you.

Is there a direct bus between Cape Town and East London?

You can check all the direct connections between Cape Town and East London by using our search and looking at the Changes section in our filters. These are some of the companies which offer a direct bus: Intercape, Intercity Xpress and Eagle Liner.

What can I take with me on the Cape Town to East London bus route?

Depending on which provider you travel with, what you're allowed to bring with you can vary. Generally, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you on the Cape Town East London bus route free of charge. Simply use our search to find a bus that is best suited to your needs for your planned travel date.

What equipment is available for the Cape Town East London bus route?

The equipment on board differs depending on the provider. However, many long-distance buses have WiFi so you can tell your friends your exact location during the journey. To make traveling even more pleasant, air conditioning systems provide ventilation. It is best to use our search to get precise information about the equipment of the bus from Cape Town to East London on your planned travel date.

Available seat classes which are offered on the bus route Cape Town to East London

Economy
Economy

The cheapest option available for your ticket, it usually comes with reclinable seats and AC.

First Class
First

Best of the best: you will find the most comfortable accommodation to work or relax during your travel.

More bus routes from Cape Town and East London

Here’s an overview of the most popular bus routes from Cape Town and from East London. Simply click on the connection of your choice, and you will find all the details about your bus route!

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