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Telephone Numbers:
· Bram Fischer International Airport : 051-407-2200
· PE Airport: 041 507 7319

Bloemfontein-to-Port-Elizabeth

Flights from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth

There are no direct flights from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth. There used to be - from 5 Sep 2011, Airlink reintroduced direct flights from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth operated by 29-seater Jetstream 41s.  The flights were on Mondays and Thursdays leaving Bloemfontein at 12h10 and scheduled to arrive in PE at 13h45. They subsequently quit the route.

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Road trip

By road it is 701km from Bloemfontein Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport along the N1, N9 & R75; taking some 8 hours driving. There is a shorter way along the N6 and N2, 682km, but this takes longer (just over 9 hours driving). Taking the N1 route, you'll pass Edenburg, Trompsburg, Colesberg, Middelburg, Graaff-Reinet, Jansenville and Uitenhage.


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Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth by bus

Does driving yourself sound like too much of a hassle? Perhaps flying isn't appealing other. Then a bus trip is a great way to get from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth. Listed below are the options available. The time taken for the trip is on the right hand side:

Baz bus

Baz Bus does not offer a service between Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth

Citiliner bus

Citiliner does not offer a service between Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth

Greyhound bus

Greyhound offers a direct route between Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. The route originates from Pretoria. Stops are in Reddersburg, Aliwal North, Jamestown, Queenstown, Cathcart, Stutterheim, King Williams Town, Peddie and Grahamstown.

10h05m

Intercape bus

Intercape's route starts in Pretoria and has a stop in Bloemfontein en route to Port Elizabeth. Other stops include Colesburg, Middelburg and Graff-Reinet

9h15m

SA Roadlink

SA Roadlink does not have a detailed route map, so it is difficult to see exactly where there are stops.

9h00m

Translux bus

Both Translux and CitytoCity offer a direct service along this route. CitytoCity is cheaper, but does take longer. Therefore, one can assume that the CitytoCity bus has a lot more stops. No route map is provided.

10h20m (CitytoCity) 08h35m (Translux)

Top review

This writeup was by travellers during the Fifa World Cup 2010: "We had to focus all our energy and meticulous planning capabilities on the journey from Bloemfontein to Port Elizabeth for the next day...Unfortunately an afternoon of drinking beer in the sun followed by an evening of drinking beer and Jagermeister severely curtails one’s sensible gene... The scenery was great...For the first few hours we hardly saw any traffic, just eerie fog, mountain passes, tundra like landscape and monkeys by the side of the road. As we got further along though we ran into more and fans driving across the country and finally we descended from the mountains onto the coastal plain & beaches by the Indian Ocean."

Hotels in Port Elizabeth

Feeling like you got money to burn? Then try the Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Lalibela Game Reserve or the Shamwari Townhouse.

List of PE hotels

Garden Court Port Elizabeth

Courtyard Port Elizabeth

Protea Hotel Marine



Car hire in Port Elizabeth

Your options for hiring a car in Port Elizabeth include First Car Rental, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Tempest and Thrifty.

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