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

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Fly  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Gaborone (GBE) to Bloemfontein (BFN) GBE - BFN

$82 - $508

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Bus, train  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg Park to Bloemfontein

$22 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein Greyhound

$32 - $49

Bus via Vanderbijlpark  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Jonannesburg to Vanderbijlpark
  3. Take the bus from Vanderbijlpark to Bloemfontein

$41 - $57

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Gaborone to Bloemfontein 370.6 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Gaborone to Bloemfontein is to bus and train which costs $22 - $27 and takes 12 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gaborone to Bloemfontein is to fly which costs $80 - $550 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gaborone to Bloemfontein. However, there are services departing from Gaborone and arriving at Bloemfontein via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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The distance between Gaborone and Bloemfontein is 498 km. The road distance is 593 km.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Bloemfontein without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 6 min and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Gaborone to Bloemfontein, including transfers.

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Gaborone to Bloemfontein bus services, operated by AT and T Monnakgotla, depart from Gaborone station.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Bloemfontein is to fly which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $80 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 11 h 6 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gaborone Airport to Bloemfontein Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Gaborone to Bloemfontein bus services, operated by InterCape, arrive at Bloemfontein station.

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Map of how to get from Gaborone to Bloemfontein.
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  • Distance: 311 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Gaborone, Botswana and Bloemfontein, South Africa?

South African Airways, Airlink and four other airlines fly from Gaborone to Bloemfontein hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gaborone to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg in around 11 h 6 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Gaborone to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Gaborone to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Gaborone to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $420
Train operators
Shosholoza Meyl
Phone
086 000 8888
Website
shosholozameyl.co.za
Train from Johannesburg Park to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $19
Bus operators
AT and T Monnakgotla
Website
monnakgotla.co.bw
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
monnakgotla.co.bw
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Gaborone to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Saver
$16
Flexi
$19
Full Flexi
$23
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Jonannesburg to Vanderbijlpark
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Vanderbijlpark to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Vanderbijlpark
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Vanderbijlpark to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Gaborone to Bloemfontein is 593 km. It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to drive from Gaborone to Bloemfontein.

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CemAir, Air Botswana, South African Airways and Airlink offer flights from Gaborone Airport to Bloemfontein Airport.

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There are 190+ hotels available in Bloemfontein. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gaborone to Gaborone Airport is to drive which takes 13 min and costs .

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