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There are 5 ways to get from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom by bus, car or plane

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Bus Eldo Coaches  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Welkom
  2. Take the bus from Welkom to Potchefstroom

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Bus Greyhound ZA  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom

$21 - $29

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom 206.6 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Johannesburg, bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Johannesburg (JNB) BFN - JNB
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom

$101 - $228

Fly to Lanseria, bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Lanseria (HLA) BFN - HLA
  2. Take the bus from Midrand to Potchefstroom

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The cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom is to bus which costs R 300 - R 410 and takes 7 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom is to drive which costs R 450 - R 700 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bloemfontein and arriving at Potchefstroom. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bloemfontein and Potchefstroom is 281 km. The road distance is 330.6 km.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Bloemfontein Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Potchefstroom station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom is 331 km. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom.

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  • Distance: 175.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom via Welkom in around 4 h 20 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Bloemfontein to Lanseria via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Bloemfontein to Lanseria via Durban
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Bloemfontein to Lanseria via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Flights from Bloemfontein to Lanseria via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Bloemfontein to Lanseria via Durban, Capetown
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $330
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Lanseria via Capetown
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Lanseria via George
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Bus operators
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Welkom
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Welkom
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Welkom to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Midrand to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Potchefstroom
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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CemAir, South African Airways and Airlink offer flights from Bloemfontein Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Potchefstroom. 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 11 min and costs R 130 - R 160.

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