There are 4 ways to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay by plane, bus 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 to Richards Bay  •  6 h 8 min

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

$262 - $467

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 20 min

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

$40 - $55

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

$174 - $327

Drive  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay 503.3 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay is to bus which costs R 500 - R 750 and takes 12 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay is to fly and bus which costs R 2 300 - R 4 400 and takes 3 h 58 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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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay, including transfers.

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

South African Airways, CemAir and Mango fly from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay every 4 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
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Bloemfontein to Durban
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Bloemfontein to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Bloemfontein to Richards Bay via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $440
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
$15 - $21
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Bloemfontein to Durban
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Durban to Richards Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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
$25
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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