Cheap Flights to Bloemfontein
Bloemfontein is situated in the Free State Province in South Africa. As the capital of the Free State Province, Bloemfontein is the sixth largest city in South Africa and is also known as the ‘City of Roses.’ Bloemfontein Airport (Code: BFN) is called Bram Fischer International Airport, located 17.6KM from Bloemfontein city centre.
Cheap flights to Bloemfontein can be inexpensive when flying with the right airline. South African Airways, Kulula and Mango Airlines and South African Express offer domestic flights to Bloemfontein. Bloemfontein Airport (Code: BFN) was officially renamed to Bram Fischer International Airport in 2012 by President Jacob Zuma. South African Express has the most scheduled domestic flights to Bloemfontein.
Airport in Bloemfontein
Bram Fischer International Airport:
Bloemfontein Airport (Code: BFN) is called Bram Fischer International Airport. The airport receives an average of 426 000 passengers per annum.
The airport is located in Linquinda, Bloemfontein - 17.6KM outside of Bloemfontein city centre.
Transport in Bloemfontein
Transport in Bloemfontein is a wide selection for travelers to choose from. Bloem’s Taxi’s is a legal taxi service offering traveler’s transport within the municipal boundaries of Bloemfontein, and occasional trips within the national South African borders.
The city also offers a variety of other taxi services that travelers can make use of.
There is also a railway service in Bloemfontein, with daily trains going from between Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and East London.
Travelers can also select a rental car for the duration of their stay in Bloemfontein.
The predominant language spoken in Bloemfontein is Afrikaans (similar to Dutch), with Sotho and English following.
|Meal, Average Restaurant||R 90.00||R 100.00||R 100|
|Domestic Beer (500ml draught)||R 22.00||R 20.00||R 19.50|
|Cappuccino (regular)||R 19.00||R 20.00||R 18.83|
|Taxi 1km (Standard Tariff)||R 10.00||R 12.00||R 10|
|Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)||R 35.00||R 35.00||R 33.50|
Weather in Bloemfontein
The weather experienced in Bloemfontein is semi-arid, due to the high inland elevation, bordering the Karoo. The city experiences hot summer days, and cool, dry winters. Summer seasons experience occasional thunderstorms and slight frost during the winter season.
Summer: January is considered the prime summer month, with maximum temperatures of 32®C.
Winter: Around July is considered winter, reaching a maximum temperate of around 14®C, and a minimum of -3®C.
Best time to fly to Bloemfontein
The winter season in Bloemfontein can be quite cold, and this may be seen as unpleasant for travelers – dependent on where they come from.
The summer season may also been considered too hot, therefore a pleasant time to travel could be just before the intense hot December period, or around February/March.