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

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Fly  •  3h 11m

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

$78 - $452

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Bus, train  •  12h 35m

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

$24 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus InterCape  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein

$39 - $58

Bus, train via Pretoria  •  12h 10m

  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 via Pretoria  •  12h 55m

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

$37 - $51

Drive  •  7h 14m

  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 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein is to fly which costs R 1 100 - R 6 500 and takes 3h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Polokwane to Bloemfontein. However, there are services departing from Pietersburg and arriving at Bloemfontein via Johannesburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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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 11h 30m and costs R 550 - R 850.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein, including transfers.

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Polokwane to Bloemfontein bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, depart from Pietersburg station.

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The best way to get from Polokwane to Bloemfontein is to fly which takes 3h 11m and costs R 1 100 - R 6 500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 550 - R 850 and takes 11h 30m.

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There is no direct flight from Polokwane Airport to Bloemfontein Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Polokwane to Bloemfontein bus services, operated by InterCape, 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: 3h 11m

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

South African Airways and Airlink fly from Polokwane to Bloemfontein 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Polokwane to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg in around 11h 30m.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Polokwane to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Polokwane to Bloemfontein via Johannesburg, Durban
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
39m
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
6h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
shosholozameyl.co.za
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$14 - $19
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pietersburg to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Johanessburg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Polokwane to Pretoria
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
InterCape
Phone
+27 (0)21 380 4400
Email
info@intercape.co.za
Website
intercape.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za

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

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Airlink and South African Airways offer flights from Polokwane Airport to Bloemfontein Airport.

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There are 195+ 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 10m and costs R 120 - R 150.

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