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There are 4 ways to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth by plane, bus, car train or car

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Fly  •  1h 45m

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) BFN - PLZ

$153 - $376

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Car train  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the car train from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth

$12 - $28

2 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth

$24 - $40

Drive  •  7h 58m

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth 414.5 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth is to car train which costs R 170 - R 400 and takes 12h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth is to fly which costs R 2 200 - R 5 500 and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bloemfontein and arriving at Port Elizabeth. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 15m.

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The distance between Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth is 541 km. The road distance is 663.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth without a car is to bus which takes 9h 15m and costs R 340 - R 600.

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It takes approximately 1h 45m to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth, including transfers.

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Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Bloemfontein station.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth is to fly which takes 1h 45m and costs R 2 200 - R 5 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 340 - R 600 and takes 9h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Bloemfontein Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth bus services, operated by Citiliner, arrive at Port Elizabeth station.

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Map of how to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth.
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  • Distance: 338.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Bloemfontein, South Africa and Port Elizabeth, South Africa?

CemAir, South African Airways and Mango fly from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth twice daily. Alternatively, Citiliner operates a bus from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth once daily. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 9h 15m. Greyhound ZA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Car train from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$21 - $29
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth is 663 km. It takes approximately 7h 58m to drive from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth.

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CemAir, Mango and South African Airways offer flights from Bloemfontein Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport.

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There are 375+ hotels available in Port Elizabeth. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Bloemfontein Airport is to taxi which takes 11m and costs R 130 - R 160.

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