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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 58 min

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

$171 - $676

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Mthatha to Bloemfontein

$8 - $11

1 alternative option

Drive  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Mthatha to Bloemfontein 330.8 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

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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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 Umtata Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs R 170 - R 210.

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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 flies from Mthatha to Bloemfontein 6 times a week. Alternatively, Vaal Maseru operates a bus from Mthatha to Bloemfontein once a week, and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

South African Airways
Flights from Umtata to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Bus operators
Vaal Maseru
014 534 0593/4/5
Bus from Mthatha to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Once a week
Schedules at

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