There are 4 ways to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth 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  •  1 h 15 min

  1. BFN - PLZ

$255 - $569

Cheapest option

Car train  •  13 h 5 min

$13 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 15 min

$27 - $45

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. 414.5 miles

$60 - $95

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

CemAir flies from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth twice a week. Alternatively, Citiliner operates a bus from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 9 h 15 min. Greyhound ZA also services this route once daily.

Airlines
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 Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth is 541 km. The road distance is 663 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth is to car train which costs R 170 - R 250 and takes 13 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth is to fly which takes 1 h 15 min and costs R 3 200 - R 7 500.

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

It takes approximately 1 h 15 min to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth, including transfers.