There are 4 ways to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Richards Bay  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Richards Bay (RCB) BFN - RCB

$111 - $625

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Bus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bloemfontein to Durban
  2. Take the bus from Durban to Richards Bay

$38 - $52

2 alternative options

Fly to Durban, bus  •  3 h 58 min

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

$172 - $323

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay 503.3 miles

$75 - $120

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No, there is no direct bus from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay. However, there are services departing from Bloemfontein and arriving at Richards Bay via Durban. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 20 min.

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The distance between Bloemfontein and Richards Bay is 568 km. The road distance is 805.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay, including transfers.

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Bloemfontein to Richards Bay bus services, operated by TransLux Express, depart from Bloemfontein station.

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The best way to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay is to fly which takes 3 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bloemfontein Airport to Richards Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bloemfontein to Richards Bay is 805 km. It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to drive from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay.

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South African Airways and Airlink offer flights from Bloemfontein Airport to Richards Bay Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay.
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  • Distance: 354.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Bloemfontein, South Africa and Richards Bay, South Africa?

South African Airways and Airlink fly from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay via Durban in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Bloemfontein to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Ballito to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Durban
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Durban
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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There are 40+ hotels available in Richards Bay. Prices start at $40 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 .

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