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There are 6 ways to get from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela by plane, bus, train, car train or car

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Fly, bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Johannesburg (JNB) BFN - JNB
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Kranskop

Cheapest option

Car train, drive  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the car train from Bloemfontein to Virginia
  2. Drive from Virginia to Bela-Bela

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Midrand
  2. Take the bus from Midrand to Kranskop

Bus via Pretoria  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Kranskop

Train, bus  •  13h 34m

  1. Take the train from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg Park
  2. Take the train from Park to Pretoria
  3. Take the bus from Pretoria to Kranskop

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela 561.5 km
Bloemfontein → Bela-Bela
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bela-Bela is 0800 029 999.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bela-Bela is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bela-Bela is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800 029 999.

Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela is to train and bus which costs R 650 - R 950 and takes 13h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela is to fly and bus which costs R 1 800 - R 3 300 and takes 5h 1m.

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The distance between Bloemfontein and Bela-Bela is 514 km. The road distance is 561.5 km.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela without a car is to bus which takes 8h 41m and costs R 700 - R 950.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bloemfontein Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela is 561 km. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela.

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Airlink and CemAir offer flights from Bloemfontein Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Bela-Bela. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Bloemfontein Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs R 130 - R 160.

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Map of how to get from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela.
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  • Distance: 514.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Bloemfontein, South Africa and Bela-Bela, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Bloemfontein to Bela-Bela via Midrand and Kranskop in around 8h 41m.

Airlines
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 950 - R 2 300
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 000 - R 4 700
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg Park
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
R 110 - R 170
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 110 - R 170
1st Class
R 200 - R 270
Car train from Bloemfontein to Virginia
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 55 - R 85
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
R 55 - R 85
1st Class
R 100 - R 140
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Park to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
R 65 - R 150
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Kranskop
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 160 - R 220
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Bloemfontein to Midrand
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 220 - R 310
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Midrand to Kranskop
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R 160 - R 230
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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