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There are 5 ways to get from Pretoria to Orange Free State by train, plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, fly  •  3 h 2 min

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

$91 - $210

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 44 min

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

$14 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus Eldo Coaches  •  6 h 8 min

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

Bus Citiliner  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein

$22 - $30

Drive  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Pretoria to Bloemfontein 283.1 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Pretoria to Orange Free State is to train which costs R 190 - R 320 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pretoria to Orange Free State is to train and fly which costs R 1 300 - R 3 100 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Pretoria and arriving at Bloemfontein. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Pretoria to Orange Free State. However, there are services departing from Pretoria and arriving at Bloemfontein via Johannesburg Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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The distance between Pretoria and Orange Free State is 377 km. The road distance is 453 km.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Orange Free State without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Pretoria to Orange Free State, including transfers.

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Pretoria to Orange Free State bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, depart from Pretoria station.

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Pretoria to Orange Free State train services, operated by Gautrain, depart from Pretoria station.

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The best way to get from Pretoria to Orange Free State is to bus which takes 6 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs R 190 - R 320 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Pretoria to Orange Free State.
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  • Distance: 235.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

What companies run services between Pretoria, South Africa and Orange Free State, South Africa?

You can take a bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein via Carltonville in around 6 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Pretoria to Bloemfontein via Park and Johannesburg Park in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Airlink
Website
flyairlink.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
CemAir
Website
flycemair.co.za
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Train operators
Gautrain
Phone
+27 80 042 8872
Website
join.gautrain.co.za
Train from Pretoria to Marlboro
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
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
Eldo Coaches
Phone
086 113 5367
Email
info@eldocoaches.co.za
Website
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Carltonville
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Bus from Carltonville to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
eldocoaches.co.za
Citiliner
Phone
087 352 0352
Email
enquiries@citiliner.co.za
Website
citiliner.co.za
Bus from Pretoria to Bloemfontein
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
citiliner.co.za

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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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Pretoria to Orange Free State bus services, operated by Eldo Coaches, arrive at Bloemfontein station.

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Pretoria to Orange Free State train services, operated by Shosholoza Meyl, arrive at Bloemfontein station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Pretoria to Orange Free State is 453 km. It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to drive from Pretoria to Orange Free State.

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CemAir, South African Airways and Airlink offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Bloemfontein Airport.

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