The most horrible experience. I have never seen such a thing in my life. The bus was 4 hours late for people in Bloem and 7 hours late for people coming from queens town. We left in the wee hours of the morning and it was freezing cold. There was no window on the bus and as we were on our way to JHB another glass shattered and glass particles fell on passengers including a little baby. This was a horrible experience. We are all in disbelief!!!
I was supposed to travel at 11:00 pm on the 29th October but the bus never pitches, so I waited for 1am bus also it never happened again waiting for the 03:00 am bus still no busses picked us up, waiting for 5 hours with out any communication, I'm still waiting for their response whether they gonna rebook my ticket for tonight, very bad experience I hope this matter will be resolved
The bus was supposed to leave at12:30am rather it came around 02:15. As if it was not enough, when we were driving towards Bothaville, the driver tried to dodge a pothole and the bus got stuck. We had to wait for a good 3 hours so that they could fix it. So overall it was not a good trip for me. I was supposed to be in Joburg around 7:30 rather i got to Joburg at 15:00. This was such an inconvenience.
Very disappointed with the standard. I always held Intercape buses at very high esteem however off late the standards are below par. The buses are dilapidated. Everything falling apart as if this was not a national liner. This was the most uncomfortable journey I have ever had.
As much a the Busline caters for black people, i would like it to respect us, i booked for me and my 7 year old and because there were no seats dedicated to us, i had to entrust a stranger to take care of him because most seats were full and the crew was not willing to help us. WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO MY SON? was "rights of admission" going to be in effect then? i know i'm just a mere black person that is just there for your profit but please RESPECT US!
The bus company overall leaves a lot to be desired, with no clear indication as to which bus is going to which destination (there were 2 busses). The staff seemed unsure of which bus to board too. Apart from that the journey was plesent
The bus broke down in Kroonstad, we waited for 5 hours there and we were still 2 hours away from Joburg. Intercape should send another bus to where one gets stuck if it's 3 hours and less away from the pickup point. Or buses should have mechanics travelling with them. Or better yet, intercape should service their buses.
I boarded bus number 917, it had a breakdown problems on the way. It would stop in the middle of nowhere which is very risky. The bus drivers were not commubicating effectively about the problem. We waited for another bus from 5:30am up to 8:30am. Am very disappointed about your service as I alwats thought it was the best.
the bus was over 2 hours late which caused a huge inconvenience on top of having to wait outside in the cold after midnight which is not safe at all! customers should be informed if the bug is going to be late!
Frequently asked questions for your trip Bloemfontein - Johannesburg
How much does a bus ticket from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg cost?
The average bus ticket price from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg is $28. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg?
The average travel time between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg is around 5h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 3h 47m.This is the time it takes to travel the 231 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg?
The number of buses from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 33 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg?
When taking the bus from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg, you can travel comfortably and safely with WILLIAMSCOACHES, APM, Eldo Coaches.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg?
Buses traveling between Bloemfontein and Johannesburg leave from Bloemfontein Tourist Centre or Engen Bloemfontein 1 Stop South and arrive at Park City Transit Centre, Johannesburg Station, Southgate Shopping Centre, O.R. Tambo Airport (JNB).
What are the best sights and things to do in Johannesburg?
Once in Johannesburg, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Museum Africa, Johannesburg Zoo, Liliesleaf, Old Fort and Constitution Hill, Gold Reef City.
Can I pay for the bus tickets with Instant EFT?
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Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 1 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg costs around $19 for departures 1 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $47 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $14.
Usually greyhound_za_premium will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $6.
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