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

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Bus  •  9 h 10 min

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

$35 - $47

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Train, car train  •  12 h 30 min

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

$14 - $21

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

$222 - $841

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

$98 - $219

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

$187 - $341

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Newcastle without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 10 min and costs .

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

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

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There is no direct flight from Bloemfontein Airport to Pietermaritzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloemfontein to Newcastle is 479 km. It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to drive from Bloemfontein to Newcastle.

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

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There are 30+ hotels available in Newcastle. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bloemfontein to Newcastle.
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  • Distance: 246.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 10 min

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
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Bloemfontein to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
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
$7 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$13 - $19
Car train from Germiston to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$11 - $16
Car train from Johannesburg to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$11 - $16
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
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ladysmith to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietermaritzburg to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
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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