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Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

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Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

Hello there, wondering what the best options might be for getting from Cape Town to Franschhoek without renting a car. I see it's possible to take a train to Stellenbosch or Paarl, so I think we'll do day trips there from Cape Town and spend a night or two in Franschhoek. But what's the best way to get from Cape Town to Franschhoek if I don't want to drive? thanks! -Ron

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1. Re: Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

Hi Ron

The best way from Cape Town to Franschoek will be by a Private Transfer. It will cost something like R450 one way. The trains runs from Cape Town to Stellenbosch and then you still have to get a taxi from there to Franschoek. But to travel with your luggage on public trains is not recommended.

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2. Re: Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

I agree with Hank (love the new Avatar !) - In general for tourist purposes public transport outside central Cape Town is pretty much non-existent. There is a railway line from CT to Stellenbosch but mostly the trains are for goods or local workers only. I would not recommend it - certainly do not expect it to work to any timetable. Even then there is no public transport at all to Franschhoek

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3. Re: Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

Thanks everyone. Do only metro trains run to Stellenbosch? It looks like the long-distance trains are not an option?

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4. Re: Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

If you can, the best way to get about it definately to hire a car.

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5. Re: Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

Hi there

Yes, it is only the Metrorail trains that runs to Stellenbosch. Long distance trains travel a different route. You best option would be if not wanting to have a private transfer, to rent a car for the couple of days.

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6. Re: Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

I am really interested in your answers to this question, can I check:

- Where is the best place/company to arrange a private transfer from capetown?

- How long will it take both from central capetown and back to CT airport (flight is at 10am on a Tuesday in a couple of weeks time)

Many thanks

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7. Re: Cape Town to Franschhoek without a car

The travel time from the City Center to Franschoek will be about 1hr20mins. And then from Franschoek to the Airport will be about 1hr10mins. I should advice you to start a new question to get more info for your trip to and back from Franshoek. For a 10am flight departure i would suggest you should be there by 8am, that means you will have to leave Franschoek at at least 06:30am.

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