There are 6 ways to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Polokwane (PTG) to Bloemfontein (BFN) PTG - BFN

$148 - $572

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Bus, train  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg Gjh1304 / ...
  2. Take the train from Johannesburg Park to Bloemfontein

$24 - $35

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Bus Eldo Coaches  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein

Bus, train via Pretoria  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
  2. Take the train from Pretoria to Park
  3. Take the train from Johannesburg Park to Bloemfontein

$28 - $42

Bus Greyhound ZA  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Pretoria
  2. Take the bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein Greyhound

$37 - $51

Drive  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Polokwane to Bloemfontein 445.6 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein is to bus and train which costs R 350 - R 550 and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein is to fly which costs R 2 100 - R 8 500 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Polokwane to Bloemfontein. However, there are services departing from Polokwane and arriving at Bloemfontein via Pretoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 12 min.

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The distance between Polokwane and Bloemfontein is 664 km. The road distance is 713 km.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 12 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein, including transfers.

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Polokwane to Bloemfontein bus services, operated by Citiliner, depart from Polokwane station.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein is to fly which takes 3 h 21 min and costs R 2 100 - R 8 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 12 min.

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

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Polokwane to Bloemfontein bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Bloemfontein station.

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Map of how to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein.
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  • Distance: 415.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

South African Airways flies from Polokwane to Bloemfontein twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Polokwane to Bloemfontein via Pretoria in around 10 h 12 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Polokwane to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
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
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Johanessburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Book at
cbsc.co.za
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za

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Yes, the driving distance between Polokwane to Bloemfontein is 713 km. It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to drive from Polokwane to Bloemfontein.

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South African Airways offers flights from Polokwane Airport to Bloemfontein Airport.

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There are 180+ hotels available in Bloemfontein. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Polokwane Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs R 120 - R 150.

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