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Find cheap flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from $55

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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to OR Tambo (CPT-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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4:20 pm - 6:25 pmCPT-JNB
2h 05mnonstop
7:15 am - 9:40 amJNB-CPT
2h 25mnonstop
$116FlySafair
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Wed, Jul 3 - Fri, Jul 12
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmCPT-JNB
2h 00mnonstop
7:00 pm - 9:10 pmJNB-CPT
2h 10mnonstop
$120Lift
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Wed, May 29 - Wed, May 29
5:45 am - 7:50 amCPT-JNB
2h 05mnonstop
5:55 am - 8:15 amJNB-CPT
2h 20mnonstop
$121FlySafair
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Thu, May 16 - Sun, May 19
5:45 am - 7:50 amCPT-JNB
2h 05mnonstop
8:25 pm - 10:40 pmJNB-CPT
2h 15mnonstop
Thu, May 16 - Mon, May 20
9:30 am - 11:30 amCPT-JNB
2h 00mnonstop
9:30 am - 11:40 amJNB-CPT
2h 10mnonstop
$126Lift
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Wed, May 15 - Wed, May 22
9:20 am - 11:25 amCPT-JNB
2h 05mnonstop
6:15 am - 8:30 amJNB-CPT
2h 15mnonstop
$127Airlink
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Thu, May 16 - Thu, May 23
9:20 am - 11:25 amCPT-JNB
2h 05mnonstop
6:15 am - 8:30 amJNB-CPT
2h 15mnonstop
$129Airlink
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Thu, May 16 - Mon, May 20
7:00 am - 9:00 amCPT-JNB
2h 00mnonstop
9:30 am - 11:05 amJNB-CPT
25h 35m1 stop
$235Cemair
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Fri, May 3 - Mon, May 6
5:00 pm - 4:00 pmCPT-JNB
23h 00m1 stop
9:30 am - 11:05 amJNB-CPT
25h 35m1 stop
$292Cemair
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Mon, Apr 29 - Mon, May 6
7:25 pm - 9:25 pmCPT-JNB
2h 00mnonstop
4:40 pm - 6:50 pmJNB-CPT
2h 10mnonstop
$403South African
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Flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg on a Tuesday and more expensive on a Sunday. On your return trip to Cape Town, you should consider flying back on a Tuesday, and avoid Thursdays for better deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is May, where tickets cost $102 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and March, where the average cost of tickets is $164 and $158 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 1 day before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 86 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg were found on FlySafair ($116) and Lift ($120). Lift proposed the cheapest one-way flight at $55.

Which airlines fly most frequently between Cape Town and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

FlySafair connects Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg with up to 19 flights per day. Airlink also offers 7 flights per day, while South African follows with 7 flights per day.

Which airlines fly non-stop between Cape Town and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There are 6 airlines that fly nonstop from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. They are: Airlink, Cemair, FlySafair, Global Aviation Operations, Singapore Airlines and South African. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with South African at $42 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at South African.

How many flights are there between Cape Town and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport per day?

Each day, there are between 43 and 54 nonstop flights that take off from Cape Town and land in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 2h 02m. The most common departure time is 10:00 am and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 336 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Monday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg take?

The duration of a nonstop flight to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from Cape Town is typically 2h 00m. The journey crosses a distance of 790 miles.

What’s the earliest departure time from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Cape Town at 5:45 am and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 7:50 am.

What’s the latest departure time from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 8:55 pm and lands at 11:00 pm.

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$55
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 5% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 23% increase in price.
Flight from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

When to book flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to OR Tambo based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flights

  • How can I get to Cape Town International Airport from the city centre?

    Make your way to the airport using the MyCiti bus rapid transit from the Civic Centre Bus Station located on Hertzog Boulevard in the city to the MyCiTi Airport Bus Station outside the main Airport terminal. Buses on the A01 Airport to Civic Centre route depart around every 20 minutes. They run daily from 5am to 9:30pm and the trip time is around 30 minutes. Purchase a MyConnect Card for around R35,00 at any of the MyCiti stations kiosks.

  • Is there somewhere to relax at OR Tambo International Airport while I wait for my connecting flight?

    If you are in transit at OR Tambo International Airport make use of one of the airport lounges in the International Departures Terminal. These include lounges hosted by British Airways, Bidvest Premier, Menzies Shongololo, South African Airways, Emirates Air, Air France, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse or Aspire Lounge (Swissport). Seating in the airport terminals, although comfortable, don't allow for stretching out or sleeping due to the armrests.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was $55 for a one-way ticket and $116 for a round-trip.

  • Do I need a passport to fly between Cape Town and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    No

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    When flying out of Cape Town you will be using Cape Town Intl. You will be landing at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, also known as Johannesburg OR Tambo.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    KLM, and Lufthansa offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    The Boeing 737-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Cape Town and OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    There are nonstop flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg, FlySafair or Airlink?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg are FlySafair and Airlink. With an average price for the route of $131 and an overall rating of 8.3, FlySafair is the most popular choice. Airlink is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $135 and an overall rating of 8.2.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg with an airline and back to Cape Town with another airline. Booking your flights between Cape Town and JNB can sometimes prove cheaper using this method.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from CPT to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $77 or less one-way and $147 or less round-trip.
  • If you arrive late at night at OR Tambo International Airport, it’s more convenient to stay at hotels located at the airport, which include the 5-star InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo Airport or Protea Hotel Transit OR Tambo Airport.
  • If you need help with your bags at OR Tambo International Airport, luggage trolleys are on hand around the airport terminals. Authorised porters are available to help and a R10,00 per bag tip is acceptable.
  • Modes of public transport from OR Tambo International Airport include the Gautrain rapid rail system, which takes around 15 minutes to Sandton or Rosebank and costs around R200,00. Taxis, shuttle buses, car rentals and ride-sharing services like Uber are also available for you to travel with.
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Prefer to fly non-stop from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

Find which airlines fly direct from Cape Town Intl to OR Tambo, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Nonstop departures

Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +14 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +15 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +15 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +16 more

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Nonstop returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl

Monday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +15 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +16 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +15 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +16 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Airlink, Asiana Airlines, +16 more

Air New Zealand, Airlink, +17 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Cape Town to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cape Town to OR Tambo? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.2
AirlinkOverall score based on 83 reviews
8.1boarding
7.6food
8.1comfort
8.8crew
6.4entertainment
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It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

10.0 ExcellentSimbarashe, Jan 2024GBE - JNB
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It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

this route is more expensive than you would expect. Boarding, disembarking was easy and fast. Cabin crew was friendly. Seats are small

The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.

Original flight was delayed due to technical issue. Very poor communication. The manager only appeared when we were climbing on board the plane.This resulted in us missing our follow on flight also with Airlink. No ticket issued from Skukuza and no assistance when we landed to address the issue. We had to make our own arrangements and go to their sales desk. Again they had no knowledge of the flight delay and of any passengers that had connecting flights. The lady (unfortunately with all the STRESS I have forgotten her name) at the counter was extremely helpful and is an excellent example of the type of employee Airlink need to promote and employ. Our luggage was in limbo due to all the missing information and assistance. We had to resort to buying extra tickets from South African Airways who were extremely helpful. I work at an airport so am familiar with its workings. I will infuture be looking for alternative flights.

Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.

My flight was good no comments Crew members were good Flight on schedule even earlier at some point Thanks

Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.

Easy short flight from Johannesburg to Harare. Boarding was slow, flight attendants were friendly. They did a meal service on this short flight, including wine, which was pretty cool.

Flight was moved forward by 2 hours with 3 days notice. This meant I could not connect from flight from Johannesburg. So did not take the flight and drove to Kasane. Will never use Air Botswana unless absolutely necessary. Mark

There was no entertainment, but that is not expected on a flight less than 2 1/2 hours. Uber clean aircraft, good boxed meal and friendly flight attendants. Very please with the experience

Very good experience considering that is low cost company. Good value for money.

Make some provisions for non-disabled elderly people who don't require assistance necessarily but would appreciate not having to walks long distances or stand for prolonged periods of time. For example: Seats close to boarding gates. Not being required to climb down and up stairs to board and deplane if in rows 17 upwards. Not being required to stand in long queues in boarding tunnels waiting to board. Priority fast track through security points to avoid long queues in departure halls.

Great airline. Will use again. Keep up the great work though and maintain your customer retention. And please keep an eye on the bottom line and stay in business for decades to come and grow from strength to strength.

For the first time ever we had a grumpy check in agent. I got told off for not having a lock on my bag and she looked seriously put out that we were checking in as a group of 7. Very unusual as I fly regularly with Safair and all the staff have always been super friendly.

Free or minimal cost water available in recyclable cups on board would be very welcome! Everything else was great!

Seats are small. But I guess that will not change on my behalf. Otherwise their service is great.

Loved our Cabin Crew you could tell they enjoyed there job. The Chief Stuart was a delight. What a great way to start our day with such a positive company.

Pros: "crew insisting everyone covers mouth and nose with the mask"
Cons: "surprised to see no separation between people,"
Pros: "Seat could be wider or a business class option would be welcome"

Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

Very bad, Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

The flight SA227 on 2nd March Sao Paulo to Cape Town was delayed by 3 hours. All other flights leaving Sao Paulo left on time. We were told that we were waiting for push back and a routing from Air traffic control. I don't believe this, what was the real reason for the flight delay?

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"
Pros: "Courteous crew"
Cons: "Entertainment console only partially working. Toilet vacant/occupied indicator not working fully."

Plettenberg Bay is a unique airport, so boarding with always have certain quirks. Cemair has zero regard for passengers, and their commitment to adhering to departure times. In two flights we had 3 flight changes, and a 1.5h delay. If you have any kind preceding or follow on plans, do not fly Cemair.

For now everything is good we want access to book direct to camair

send ourt booking confirmation numbers as soon as payment is done to simplify checkin

No A/C on the plane - and it was hot. Unmarked aircraft - looked sketchy.

Flight delayed with no explanation was only made aware lats min when already arrived at the air port

Efficient low cost operation.. Gets you from A to B, not much else.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cape Town to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
4/24Wed
nonstopLift
2h 00mCPT-JNB
$55
5/18Sat
nonstopFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-JNB
$60
5/22Wed
nonstopLift
2h 00mCPT-JNB
$61
5/17Fri
nonstopAirlink
2h 05mCPT-JNB
$62
6/28Fri
nonstopFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-JNB
$63
6/7Fri
nonstopFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-JNB
$64
6/19Wed
nonstopAirlink
2h 05mCPT-JNB
$65
5/1Wed
nonstopSouth African
2h 00mCPT-JNB
$89
7/11Thu
nonstopCemair
2h 00mCPT-JNB
$99
4/28Sun
nonstopCemair
2h 00mCPT-JNB
$102

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Last minute flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
4/21Sun
nonstopFlySafair
2h 05mCPT-JNB
4/23Tue
nonstopFlySafair
2h 10mJNB-CPT
$143
4/22Mon
nonstopLift
2h 00mCPT-JNB
4/22Mon
nonstopLift
2h 10mJNB-CPT
$160
4/21Sun
nonstop
2h 05mCPT-JNB
4/21Sun
nonstop
2h 15mJNB-CPT
$176
4/21Sun
nonstop
2h 05mCPT-JNB
4/23Tue
multi-stop
5h 20mJNB-CPT
$181
4/22Mon
nonstopCemair
2h 00mCPT-JNB
4/22Mon
nonstopCemair
2h 15mJNB-CPT
$223
4/20Sat
multi-stopCemair
8h 20mCPT-JNB
5/9Thu
nonstopCemair
2h 15mJNB-CPT
$235
4/22Mon
nonstopAirlink
2h 05mCPT-JNB
4/29Mon
multi-stopAirlink
3h 30mJNB-CPT
$253
4/21Sun
multi-stopFlySafair
4h 35mCPT-JNB
4/21Sun
nonstopFlySafair
2h 15mJNB-CPT
$289
4/19Fri
nonstopAirlink
2h 05mCPT-JNB
4/26Fri
multi-stopAirlink
3h 30mJNB-CPT
$295
4/19Fri
multi-stopLAM
5h 10mCPT-JNB
4/21Sun
multi-stopLAM
9h 25mJNB-CPT
$590

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Cape Town - OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Destination:

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg - Cape Town

Cabin classes:

$430
$1,350
$108

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Buses$4415h 48m