Bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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Facts about the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Compare all providers like Intercape, Intercity Xpress and Wezwe Coaches that travel 181 times every day by bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg in one click! Book your bus ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg starting from $16!

Cheapest Bus $16
Fastest Bus 2h 0m
Earliest Bus 8:15 AM
Latest Bus 7:45 PM
Daily Bus Routes 181 Ø
Distance 784.2 miles
Bus Companies Intercape, Intercity Xpress, Wezwe Coaches, Greyhound South Africa, F F Gertse, Big Sky Intercity, Eagle Liner, Delta Coaches, Greyhound Australia , APM and 3 more.

Cheapest bus connections from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Every day, 181 buses from 13 bus companies leave Cape Town for Johannesburg: in the table below, you will find the cheapest prices for a bus ticket for this route, starting from 03/01/2024 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
$18
Saturday 03/02
$16
Sunday 03/03
$18
Monday 03/04
$18
Tuesday 03/05
$18
Wednesday 03/06
$18
Thursday 03/07
$18
Friday 03/08
$18
Saturday 03/09
$18
Sunday 03/10
$18
Monday 03/11
$18
Tuesday 03/12
$18
Wednesday 03/13
$18
Thursday 03/14
$18
Friday 03/15
$18
Saturday 03/16
$18
Sunday 03/17
$18
Monday 03/18
$18
Tuesday 03/19
$21
Wednesday 03/20
$18
Thursday 03/21
$18
Friday 03/22
$18
Saturday 03/23

The cheapest time to travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg

See here on which day and which time of the day you can find the cheapest bus ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg, for the next 30 days.
With a price starting from $16, Saturday is the cheapest day for a bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Sunday instead is the most expensive day with prices starting from $18.
Afternoon is the cheapest day time for bus tickets from Cape Town to Johannesburg, with $16. Evening is the most expensive time of the day with prices starting from $19.

How to save money travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg, 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 Johannesburg are also emptier.

Compare all timetables for the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Here is a selection of the cheapest bus trips from the schedule from Cape Town to Johannesburg from various bus operators like Intercape, Intercity Xpress or Wezwe Coaches for the next days.
  • City to City
    18h 15m
    11:00 AM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    5:15 AM
    Johannesburg
    Bus Stop
    City to City
    Economy
    from $18
  • F F Gertse
    16h 0m
    3:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    7:00 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    F F Gertse
    First Class
    from $20
  • Delta Coaches
    17h 10m
    11:20 AM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    4:30 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Delta Coaches
    First Class
    from $23
  • IlulaBus
    16h 30m
    6:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    10:30 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    IlulaBus
    Economy
    from $23
  • Intercape
    20h 10m
    10:15 AM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    6:25 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Intercape
    Economy
    from $25
  • APM
    18h 15m
    3:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    9:15 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    APM
    First Class
    from $26
  • Llvaya Afrika
    17h 30m
    4:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    9:30 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Llvaya Afrika
    First Class
    from $26
  • Big Sky Intercity
    20h 10m
    8:15 AM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    4:25 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Big Sky Intercity
    First Class
    from $27
  • Eagle Liner
    17h 40m
    10:30 AM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    4:10 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Eagle Liner
    First Class
    from $27
  • Greyhound Australia
    20h 0m
    6:30 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    2:30 PM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Greyhound Australia
    Economy
    from $27
  • Intercape
    19h 45m
    3:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    10:45 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Intercape
    First Class
    from $28
  • Intercity Xpress
    17h 55m
    1:30 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    7:25 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Intercity Xpress
    First Class
    from $29
  • Greyhound South Africa
    21h 30m
    11:30 AM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    9:00 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Greyhound South Africa
    First Class
    from $29
  • Wezwe Coaches
    17h 0m
    12:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Central Station
    5:00 AM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Wezwe Coaches
    First Class
    from $64

More bus companies that typically serve the route Cape Town to Johannesburg

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

  • Jobela Star
    18h 30m
    6:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    12:30 PM
    Johannesburg
    Park City Transit Centre
    Jobela Star
    Temporarily not available: last found 07/12/2023
    from $19
  • Translux
    18h 10m
    6:00 PM
    Cape Town
    Bus Stop
    12:10 PM
    Johannesburg
    Bus Stop
    Translux
    Temporarily not available: last found 02/26/2024
    Economy
    from $25

Frequency of bus connections between Cape Town and Johannesburg

See here how frequent the connections between Cape Town and Johannesburg are, during different times and days of the week.
Wednesday is the busiest day, with more than 203 daily buses from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Tuesday has instead the fewest connections, with only 163 daily coaches between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The busiest time of the day is the Afternoon, with 749 buses from Cape Town to Johannesburg, while Evening sees the fewest connections between Cape Town and Johannesburg, with 227 offers.

Beloved bus companies from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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

All bus stations and stops in Cape Town and Johannesburg

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

Service and Comfort on the bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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

FAQs about the Cape Town to Johannesburg bus

How much does a Cape Town Johannesburg bus trip cost?

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

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

This route is offered by 13 companies with a range of ticket prices between $16 and $74. Thus, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to make sure you get the cheapest bus ticket to Johannesburg.

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

Every day, the Cape Town to Johannesburg bus route is served by approximately 181 connections. With our search, you can compare bus times to find the perfect trip.

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

The fastest bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg is offered by Intercape and takes 2h 0m. Bus tickets for this connection cost $50. 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 Johannesburg?

The earliest bus arriving in Johannesburg from Cape Town starts at 8:15 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 Johannesburg?

The latest bus trip departing from Cape Town for Johannesburg starts at 7:45 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 Johannesburg route?

When traveling by bus from Cape Town to Johannesburg, passengers can travel with Intercape, Intercity Xpress and Wezwe Coaches. 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 Johannesburg?

You can check all the direct connections between Cape Town and Johannesburg 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 Wezwe Coaches.

What can I take with me on the Cape Town to Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg on your planned travel date.

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

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 Johannesburg

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

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