There are 7 ways to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

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

$232 - $842

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown

$24 - $35

5 alternative options

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

$212 - $755

Fly to George, bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to George (GRJ) BFN - GRJ
  2. Take the bus from George to Grahamstown

$180 - $423

Train, bus  •  13 h 3 min

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

$25 - $36

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown 370.6 miles

$55 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown is to bus which costs R 320 - R 440 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown is to fly and bus which costs R 3 100 - R 12 000 and takes 7 h 2 min.

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

Get driving directions

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

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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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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 $24 - $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
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Bloemfontein to Umtata via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bloemfontein to George via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Bloemfontein to George via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Bloemfontein to George
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $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
$8 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $20
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
$13 - $18
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Umtata Shell Ultra City to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
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 George to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Queenstown to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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