Durban to Cape Town

Durban to Cape Town

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Durban to Cape Town Schedule

Durban to Cape Town Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Transferz Standard 3pax Any timeZAR 40,973
Intercape Mainliner 07:00 - 09:00€ 57.83
CemAir Economy #5Z99108:30 - 10:55€ 83.13
CemAir Economy #5Z90511:00 - 13:25ZAR 1,274
FlySafair Economy #FA16112:25 - 14:45ZAR 3,122
FlySafair Economy #FA17115:45 - 18:05ZAR 2,280
FlySafair Economy #FA46416:45 - 19:05€ 147.96
LAM Mozambique Airlines Economy #TM890919:20 - 21:45ZAR 2,783
FlySafair Economy #FA18520:25 - 22:45ZAR 1,047

Transportation from Durban to Cape Town

Facts about the transport from Durban to Cape Town

Cheapest Transport$45
Fastest Transport30m
Earliest Departure6:15 AM
Latest Departure7:30 PM
Departures per day5
Distance1633 kilometers
Transport CompaniesCemAir, Intercape, Transferz

How to get from Durban to Cape Town

Travelling between Durban and Cape Town is possible by Flight, bus and taxi. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 2,279.23 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a flight which will set you back mere USD 74.00.

How long does it take to get from Durban to Cape Town?

It can take you anywhere between 1 and 25 hours to travel between Durban and Cape Town depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Durban and Cape Town. Bus will bring you to your destination in 30m. Taxi does a much slower job and take about 1d 10m to reach Cape Town.

How much does it cost to get from Durban to Cape Town?

Travelling between Durban and Cape Town can be as cheap as USD 74.00 if you opt for a CemAir flight and as expensive as USD 2,279.23 if you buy a Transferz taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Durban and Cape Town ?

  • 3 from Durban to Cape Town starting from 08:40 Durban Airport until 19:30 Durban Airport
  • 2 from Durban to Cape Town starting from 00:00 Durban Port until 00:00 Durban Port

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Durban to Cape Town.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Durban to Cape Town, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 74.00.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Durban and Cape Town



Travelling from Durban to Cape Town overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Durban and Cape Town



Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Durban and Cape Town


What is the most popular transport to get from Durban to Cape Town?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 50% opted for a bus
  • 33% bought a taxi ride
  • 17% decided to fly