There are 6 ways to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown by plane, bus, car 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 27 min

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

$218 - $800

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown

$27 - $40

4 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  •  10 h 3 min

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

$216 - $764

Car train, bus  •  13 h 44 min

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

$28 - $40

Drive  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown 370.6 miles

$55 - $85

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 $27 - $40 and the journey takes 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Bloemfontein to East London via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Bloemfontein to Umtata via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Bloemfontein to Umtata via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Bloemfontein to Umtata via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
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
Car train from Bloemfontein to Queenstown
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$16 - $22
Bus operators
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from East London to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
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 East London to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Queenstown to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Umtata to Grahamstown
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown?

The distance between Bloemfontein and Grahamstown is 466 km. The road distance is 593 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown?

The cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown is to bus which costs R 320 - R 440 and takes 8 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown?

The quickest way to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown is to fly and bus which takes 7 h 27 min and costs R 2 600 - R 10 000.

Is there a direct bus between Bloemfontein and Grahamstown?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bloemfontein and arriving at Grahamstown. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown?

It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Bloemfontein to Grahamstown, including transfers.