How 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.

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: 21.64 km Average time: 43.46 min

  • Car 87.92%
    Driving 43.57 min Walking 0.43 min Motorbike 0.16 min Overall average time for 22.56 kms 44.16 min
  • Walking 2.9%
    Walking 23.33 min Waiting 3.33 min Train 1.67 min Driving 0.83 min Overall average time for 2.82 kms 29.17 min
  • Train/Metro 1.45%
    Train 25 min Waiting 21.67 min Walking 15 min Overall average time for 15 kms 61.67 min
  • Motorbike 3.38%
    Motorbike 25.71 min Overall average time for 24.29 kms 25.71 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 1.93%
    Bus 33.75 min Walking 11.25 min Waiting 5 min Overall average time for 10.75 kms 50 min
  • Bike 0.48%
    Bike 45 min Overall average time for 12 kms 45 min
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