How to Reach Stellenbosch - The Easiest Way to Reach Stellenbosch


  • By Air: There are no direct flights to Stellenbosch. The nearest airport is the Cape Town International Airport (50 kilometers away). Airport shuttle service is provided to reach Stellenbosch.
  • By Train: Metrorail is preferred to explore the whole Cape Town region including Stellenbosch. Trains are easily available from Cape Town to Stellenbosch throughout the day even though journey after 6.00 pm is not recommended.
  • By Bus: Busses are easily available from Cape Town to reach Stellenbosch and many bus companies offer good frequency of bus service. Van service from the hostels in Cape Town are also preferred to reach the city.
  • By Car: You can drive to Stellenbosch from Cape Town (35 minutes’ journey) by taking the N1 or the N2 route. If you are travelling on the N1, exit at R304 towards Stellenbosch. If you are taking N2, exit at R310 (Baden Powell Drive) and follow the signs.


  • By Walking: Stellenbosch is small enough to be covered on foot. Know that there are no signs for streets. The names of the streets are mentioned on the sidewalks in Afrikaans language.
  • By Renting cycle: If you don’t like walking, then you can rent a cycle to explore the city. Cycles are available for rent at the tourism bureau or you can rent a cycle from private shops.

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Modes of Transportation in Stellenbosch

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Stellenbosch. The most preferred mode of transport in Stellenbosch is Car.

Average distance: 21.15 km Average time: 44.72 min

  • Car 86.9%
    Driving 43.89 min Walking 0.52 min Motorbike 0.24 min Overall average time for 22.46 kms 44.65 min
  • Motorbike 2.07%
    Motorbike 19.33 min Overall average time for 13.33 kms 19.33 min
  • Train/Metro 2.07%
    Train 25 min Waiting 21.67 min Walking 15 min Overall average time for 15 kms 61.67 min
  • Walking 4.14%
    Walking 33.33 min Driving 4.33 min Waiting 3.33 min Train 1.67 min Overall average time for 4.6 kms 42.67 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 2.07%
    Bus 41.67 min Walking 13.33 min Waiting 5 min Overall average time for 13 kms 60 min

How to Reach Stellenbosch from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Brackenfell to Stellenbosch 19.22 km 19 mins
Cape town to Stellenbosch 48.47 km 48 mins
Bloemfontein to Stellenbosch 951.4 km 15 hours 51 mins
Gaborone to Stellenbosch 1233.04 km 20 hours 33 mins
Johannesburg to Stellenbosch 1286.93 km 21 hours 26 mins
Midrand to Stellenbosch 1308.36 km 21 hours 48 mins
Benoni to Stellenbosch 1313.4 km 21 hours 53 mins
Pretoria to Stellenbosch 1333.09 km 22 hours 13 mins
Dar es salaam to Stellenbosch 3448.9 km 57 hours 28 mins
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