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Transport Kimberley to Bloemfontein

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Transport Kimberley to Bloemfontein

We want to do a train trip to Kimberley and then get to Bloemfontein. The Shosoloza Meyl arrives in Kimberley at 3:30 am. We will need to catch a bus to Bloemfontein. Can you please let me know if there are busses leaving daily or whenever? We are in no hurry ...but would like to leave for Bloem on the day we arrive in Kimberley. Small budget please....Trains arrive in Kimberley Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat.

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1. Re: Transport Kimberley to Bloemfontein

As far as I can see there is a bus every day from Kimberley Railway Station to Bloem (Greyhound). Takes 2hr 10mins. The bus starts in Pretoria/Joburg and finishes in Bloem.

The bad news is that there is only one bus per day and it departs at 16:40. Can't find another service.


I've been on that train from Cape Town to Joburg. When it stops in Kimberley in the middle of the night the station looked pretty deserted. A few people got off and quickly disappeared - some got on. We sat waiting for a driver change for about 15-20mins. Hardly saw a soul in that time. The station is in an office area on the edge of the city centre, Once things wake up - say 7am then the area and the city centre is fine. At 3:30am not sure what you would do. We have stayed a couple of times at the Garden Court Hotel which is about 10mins walk from the station. There's a 24hr KFC about 5mins walk in the opposite direction which seems to have security. Maybe a couple of cups of coffee and a sandwich there until things wake up? - https://tinyurl.com/Kimberley-KFC

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2. Re: Transport Kimberley to Bloemfontein

How much is the train to bloemlfontein

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3. Re: Transport Kimberley to Bloemfontein

Not currently running due to copper theft apparently. Intercape Bus is your alternative.

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