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There are 3 ways to get from Mthatha to Bloemfontein by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Umtata (UTT) to Bloemfontein (BFN) UTT - BFN

$171 - $676

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Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Mthatha to Bloemfontein

$9 - $11

1 alternative option

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Mthatha to Bloemfontein 330.8 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Mthatha to Bloemfontein is to bus which costs R 120 - R 160 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mthatha to Bloemfontein is to fly which costs R 2 400 - R 10 000 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Mthatha and Bloemfontein is 369 km. The road distance is 529.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Bloemfontein without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 57 min and costs R 120 - R 160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Mthatha to Bloemfontein, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Bloemfontein is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs R 2 400 - R 10 000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 120 - R 160 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Umtata Airport to Bloemfontein Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mthatha to Bloemfontein is 529 km. It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to drive from Mthatha to Bloemfontein.

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Airlink and South African Airways offer flights from Umtata 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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Map of how to get from Mthatha to Bloemfontein.
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  • Distance: 230.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

South African Airways and Airlink fly from Mthatha to Bloemfontein twice daily. Alternatively, Vaal Maseru operates a bus from Mthatha to Bloemfontein once a week, and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Umtata to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Bus operators
Vaal Maseru
Phone
014 534 0593/4/5
Email
info@vaalmaseru.co.za
Website
vaalmaseru.co.za
Bus from Mthatha to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
vaalmaseru.co.za

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The best way to get from Mthatha to Umtata Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs R 170 - R 210.

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