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

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Fly  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Bloemfontein (BFN) JNB - BFN

$85 - $205

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Train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Johannesburg Park to Bloemfontein

$7 - $12

3 alternative options

Bus InterCape  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein Greyhound

$18 - $35

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Jonannesburg to Vanderbijlpark Greyhound
  2. Take the bus from Vanderbijlpark to Bloemfontein Greyhound

$26 - $43

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein 248.7 miles

$35 - $60

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Johannesburg and arriving at Bloemfontein. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Johannesburg Park and arriving at Bloemfontein. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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The distance between Gauteng and Bloemfontein is 399 km. The road distance is 397.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gauteng to Bloemfontein without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to get from Gauteng to Bloemfontein, including transfers.

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Gauteng to Bloemfontein bus services, operated by InterCape, depart from Johannesburg station.

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Gauteng to Bloemfontein train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, depart from Johannesburg Park station.

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The best way to get from Gauteng to Bloemfontein is to fly which takes 1 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 6 h 55 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Gauteng to Bloemfontein.
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  • Distance: 249.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

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

Airlink, CemAir and South African Airways fly from Boksburg to Bloemfontein every 2 hours. Alternatively, InterCape operates a bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
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
$7 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$7 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $19
Bus operators
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
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 - $25
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
$17 - $25
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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Gauteng to Bloemfontein train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, arrive at Bloemfontein station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gauteng to Bloemfontein is 398 km. It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to drive from Gauteng to Bloemfontein.

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

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There are 187+ hotels available in Bloemfontein. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gauteng to Johannesburg Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs .

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