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You want to get on the cheapest bus or train from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Here's a list of past surveys of bus, coach & train prices.

   
Shosholoza Meyl

date

Baz Bus

City to City

Greyhound

Intercape

SA Roadlink

Translux

Econ- omy class

Tourist Class

Premier Classe

Blue Train

In this survey of travel prices from Johannesburg to Cape Town for Rocking the Daisies, Shosholoza Meyl was the cheapest.

03 Oct 2014

1780

600

695

680

-

720

400

630

2840

16065

In this week's survey, Shosholoza Meyl and City to City offered the cheapest prices for travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Rocky Horror Show.

22 Aug 2014

1780

530

695

590

-

630

400

630

2840

13015

Shosholoza Meyl offered the cheapest travel option from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Franschhoek Bastille Festival.

11 July 2014

1780

600

850

680

-

720

360

600

2650

13015

The cheapest way to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show is on Shosholoza Meyl at R360 per person. Prices are one way and may have changed already.

30 May 2014

1780

560

665

480

499

600

360

600

2650

13015

Shosholoza Meyl's tourist class tickets for the Johannesburg to Cape Town route over the easter weekend are sold out but passengers can still purchase economy class tickets for this period.

18 Apr 2014

1780

560

910

730

-

650

360

-

2650

13015

We compared the prices of buses and trains for travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. Shosholoza Meyl offered the cheapest prices when we checked.

07 Mar 2014

1780

540

655

600

-

630

360

600

2650

13015

The cheapest travel option we found from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Stelenbosch Wine Festival was offered by Shosholoza Meyl.

24 Jan 2014

1780

480

655

560

599

580

360

600

2650

13015

With the start of the festive season, bus prices have shown a steep increase since the last survey done on this route. The cheapest travel option continues to be Shosholoza Meyl's economy class train.

13 Dec 2013

1780

630

655

1100

1000

760

360

-

2650

12280

Shosholoza Meyl and City to City were the cheapest options for travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town when we checked.

01 Nov 2013

1780

450

655

560

-

560

360

600

2650

15155

The cheapest option for travel to Cape Town for the Hermanus Whale Festival was offered by Shosholoza Meyl. The 20th of September 2013 marks the beginning of the September school holidays as well as being the Heritage Day public holiday weekend, which is why we have seen an increase in bus fares.

20 Sep 2013

1480

480

675

650

-

560

360

600

2650

15155

Shosholoza Meyl's economy class train was the cheapest travel option when we compared prices from Johannesburg to Cape Town on Women's Day.

09 Aug 2013

1480

450

655

590

-

520

360

600

2650

12280

We have seen an increase in Shosholoza Meyl's train fares on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route this week. Their economy class prices continue to be the cheapest option on this route despite this increase.

28 June 2013

1480

560

645

630

450

700

360

600

2650

12280

Shosholoza Meyl offers travellers from Johannesburg to Cape Town the cheapest fares for the Franschhoek Literary Festival.

17 May 2013

1480

450

645

550

-

560

340

560

2500

11585

This week, we see an increase in bus prices at the end of the school holidays.

05 Apr 2013

1270

560

755

680

-

700

340

560

2500

11585

Shosholoza Meyl's economy class train is the cheapest travel option for passengers travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

22 Feb 2013

1270

400

640

740

550

500

340

560

2500

11585

Shosholoza Meyl's tourist class train is fully booked until the third week of January. Travellers can still make use of the economy class fares on this route, however.

11 Jan 2013

1270

620

800

750

699

760

340

560

2500

11585

Airlines have begun increasing their airfares ahead of the holiday season, so overland travel becomes increasingly valuable to those looking for the cheapest options of travel between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

30 Nov 2012

1270

465

620

600

499

615

340

-

2500

11585

Overall, the bus fares have increased this week on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route. Shosholoza Meyl train prices have remained constant however.

19 Oct 2012

1270

530

620

540

499

500

340

560

2500

11585

Kulula from Lanseria offered the cheapest airfares on this route. Shosholoza Meyl has the best travel prices on this route.

07 Sep 2012

1270

450

620

490

-

600

340

560

2500

11585

Shozoloza Meyl remains the cheapest overland travel option on this route.

27 July 2012

1270

450

620

540

450

500

340

-

2500

11585

The bus fares have remained constant on this route. Shosholoza Meyl will be having two trains on this route, one for economy class and one for tourist class.

15 June 2012

1270

450

620

530

-

600

340

560

2500

11585

Overall the bus fares have decreased on this route. Shosholoza Meyl released their prices for 2012 on the 1st April. The prices for each class increased slightly on this route.

4 May 2012

1270

450

620

540

350

600

340

560

2500

11585

The overland prices have increased since our last survey. This could have something to do with the schools holidays starting on the 23rd March in certain provinces.

23 Mar 2012

1270

530

690

660

399

640

260

430

2210

11585

Prices have both increased and decreased with Shosholoza Meyl remaining constant and having the cheapest overland price.

10 Feb 2012

1270

430

535

535

-

530

260

450

2210

10930

Shosholoza Meyl is cheapest overland and Kulula offers the cheapest flight.

18 Nov 2011

1270

380

600

500

399

475

260

430

2210

10930

Shosholoza Meyl is cheapest as usual from Joburg to the mother city.

7 Oct 2011

1470

400

620

680

450

500

260

430

2210

13485

Good to see that Intercape's prices have come down a bit.

26 Aug 2011

1470

380

575

500

499

475

260

430

2210

10930

I was amazed to see Kulula airline were cheaper than the Intercape bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Bus rices have risen, probably due to the 15th July being near the end of South African school holidays.

15 Jul 2011

1470

430

600

780

500

530

260

430

2210

10930

Eek, I hate seeing the price of Shosholoza Meyl economy class going up, as that is the cheapest way of getting from Joburg to Cape Town, and so this will hit the poorest hard.

3 Jun 2011

1470

380

575

655

500

475

260

430

2210

16930

15 Apr 2011

1460

400

620

630

300

400

210

430

2210

 

4 Mar 2011

1460

380

565

580

-

420

210

520

-

21 Jan 2011

1460

420

565

510

699

550

300

-

10 Dec 2010

1460

420

605

800

699

550

300

-

29 Oct 2010

1460

380

560

510

599

400

290

470

17 Sep 2010

1460

460

560

490

350

550

290

470

25 Jun 2010

1350

400

610

750

350

520

280

-

14 May 2010

1350

380

560

420

-

460

170

370

2 Apr 2010

1350

400

600

590

399

520

330

630

19 Feb 2010

1350

380

560

450

299

400

180

340

8 Jan 2010

1350

400

600

680

399

520

340

620

27 Nov 2009

1350

380

560

420

450

400

180

340

16 Oct 2009

1350

380

560

420

350

400

230

430

4 Sep 2009

1350

380

490

430

-

400

230

430

24 Jul 2009

1250

380

490

420

499

450

270

510

12 Jun 2009

1250

380

490

530

399

450

270

510

1 May 2009

1250

380

510

510

399

450

180

340

20 Mar 2009

1250

380

450

420

-

450

210

350

6 Feb 2009

1250

380

450

510

399

450

150

280

26 Dec 2008

1250

420

450

620

599

550

280

500

14 Nov 2008

1250

380

450

500

399

450

150

280

3 Oct 2008

1250

390

450

540

499

500

-

350

22 Aug 2008

1250

380

450

499

299

460

-

11 Jul 2008

1070

-

-

505

499

-

30 May 2008

1070

360

440

330

399

450

18 Apr 2008

1070

310

420

330

399

400

7 Mar 2008

-

310

420

330

299

400

25 Jan 2008

1020

290

420

390

399

340


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