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

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

Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Ladysmith
  2. Take the bus from Ladysmith to Newcastle

$38 - $52

Cheapest option

Train, car train  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bloemfontein to Germiston
  2. Take the car train from Germiston to Newcastle

$15 - $22

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Newcastle 299.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Pietermaritzburg, bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) BFN - PZB
  2. Take the bus from Pietermaritzburg to Newcastle

$224 - $845

Fly to Durban, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Durban (DUR) BFN - DUR
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Newcastle

$189 - $349

Fly to Johannesburg, car train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Johannesburg (JNB) BFN - JNB
  2. Take the car train from Johannesburg to Newcastle

$99 - $221

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Newcastle is to train and car train which costs R 200 - R 300 and takes 12 h 30 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Bloemfontein to Newcastle is to drive which costs R 600 - R 900 and takes 6 h 25 min.

More details

The distance between Bloemfontein and Newcastle is 394 km. The road distance is 478.5 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 9 h 10 min to get from Bloemfontein to Newcastle, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Bloemfontein to Newcastle. However, there are services departing from Bloemfontein and arriving at Newcastle via Ladysmith. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

More details

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

You can take a bus from Bloemfontein to Newcastle via Ladysmith in around 9 h 10 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Bloemfontein to Pietermaritzburg via Capetown
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Bloemfontein to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Bloemfontein to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from Bloemfontein to Germiston
Ave. Duration
6 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$15 - $20
Car train from Germiston to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$12 - $17
Car train from Johannesburg to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$12 - $17
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Ladysmith
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ladysmith to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Getting to Rome from the airport, Want to know more about Flixbus? and How do I buy a London Underground ticket? - to help you get the most out of your next trip.