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

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Fly to East London, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to East London (ELS) BFN - ELS
  2. Take the bus from East London to Grahamstown

$210 - $789

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Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown

$22 - $35

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Fly to Port Elizabeth, bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) BFN - PLZ
  2. Take the bus from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown

Fly to Umtata, bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Umtata (UTT) BFN - UTT
  2. Take the bus from Umtata Shell Ultra City to Grahamstown

$208 - $751

Train, bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bloemfontein to Queenstown
  2. Take the bus from Queenstown to Grahamstown

$24 - $34

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown 370.6 miles

$55 - $85

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bloemfontein and arriving at Grahamstown. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Bloemfontein and Grahamstown is 466 km. The road distance is 592.9 km.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown, including transfers.

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Bloemfontein to Grahamstown bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Bloemfontein station.

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There is no direct flight from Bloemfontein Airport to East London Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Bloemfontein to Grahamstown bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Grahamstown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloemfontein to Grahamstown is 593 km. It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to drive from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown.

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CemAir and South African Airways offer flights from Bloemfontein Airport to East London Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Grahamstown. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown.
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  • Distance: 291.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 2 min

What companies run services between Bloemfontein, South Africa and Grahamstown, South Africa?

Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Bloemfontein to Umtata via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from Bloemfontein to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $19
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from East London to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Umtata Shell Ultra City to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Queenstown to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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

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