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

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Train to Johannesburg, fly  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Marlboro
  2. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Bloemfontein (BFN) JNB - BFN

R 1 379 - R 2 612

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein Gjbc1807 / ...

R 230 - R 550

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Fly from Lanseria  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Lanseria (HLA) to Bloemfontein (BFN) HLA - BFN

R 1 606 - R 3 666

Train, bus  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein Gje1802 / ...

R 301 - R 693

Train, bus via Bloemfontein  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Pretoria to Park North-South
  2. Take the bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein Cjbu1746

R 361 - R 533

Drive  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Bloemfontein 453 km

R 750 - R 1 200

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The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Bloemfontein is to bus which costs R 230 - R 550 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Bloemfontein is to train and fly which costs R 1 300 - R 2 700 and takes 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Bloemfontein. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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The distance between Pretoria and Bloemfontein is 423 km. The road distance is 453 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Bloemfontein without a car is to train and bus which takes 7h 1m and costs R 300 - R 700.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Pretoria to Bloemfontein, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Bloemfontein is to fly which takes 5h 44m and costs R 1 600 - R 3 700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs R 230 - R 550 and takes 7h 50m.

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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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Map of how to get from Pretoria to Bloemfontein.
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  • Distance: 422.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

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

Mango, South African Airways and two other airlines fly from Pretoria to Bloemfontein hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound ZA operates a bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein 5 times a day. Tickets cost R 430 - R 550 and the journey takes 7h 50m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 000 - R 4 000
Flights from Lanseria to Bloemfontein via Capetown
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 000 - R 3 900
Flights from Lanseria to Bloemfontein via Durban
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
R 1 000 - R 3 200
Flights from Lanseria to Bloemfontein via Durban, Capetown
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 000 - R 4 100
Flights from Lanseria to Bloemfontein via Durban, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 1 200 - R 3 200
Flights from Lanseria to Bloemfontein via Capetown, Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
R 2 100 - R 4 300
Mango
Website
flymango.com
Flights from Lanseria to Bloemfontein via Durban, Capetown
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 000 - R 4 100
Flights from Lanseria to Bloemfontein via Capetown
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 2 400 - R 4 100
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
R 133
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Park
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
R 80 - R 150
Schedules at
gautrain.co.za
Bus operators
Greyhound ZA
Phone
+27 11 611 8000
Email
enquiries@greyhound.co.za
Website
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
R 410 - R 490
Schedules at
greyhound.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R 430 - R 550
Schedules at
greyhound.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
6h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R 340 - R 550
Schedules at
intercape.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R 290 - R 400
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
R 310 - R 440
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
8h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
TransLux Express
Phone
011 774 8304
Email
translux@apx.co.za
Website
translux.co.za
Bus from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 220 - R 310
Schedules at
res.prasa.com
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 230 - R 320
Schedules at
res.prasa.com

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Pretoria to Bloemfontein bus services, operated by Greyhound ZA, arrive at Bloemfontein station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Bloemfontein is 453 km. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Pretoria to Bloemfontein.

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

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There are 250+ hotels available in Bloemfontein. Prices start at R 1 750 per night.

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