December through to February tends to be the warmest months of the year and with it, tends to be the busiest. A lot of tourists flock to enjoy the warmer weather which can increase the price of flights to Bloemfontein. There is also the annual rose festival which takes place around late October time. Spring and autumn both have their benefits too, the temperatures are still warm but there are fewer tourists around giving you a better chance to secure cheap flights to Bloemfontein. For spring aim to visit between late September and early December and for autumn book your flights for around February to April.
Cheap flights to Bloemfontein can be found during the winter months although you might only end up saving R100. Tourists still visit during the winter as it is cooler and more tolerable. There is also a much lower chance of rain too which is a bonus.
Generally it is best to book your flights to Bloemfontein 2 months in advance or earlier if you can. Despite there being a couple of airlines that fly to Bloemfontein you’ll notice that their prices aren’t overly competitive and usually offer similarly priced flight tickets. If you aim to visit in spring or autumn you’ll avoid the major hustle and bustle of tourism but still manage to enjoy your getaway in regards to the weather. The rose festival in October is definitely worth seeing however you’ll struggle to find cheap flights so make sure you book early to avoid the steeper prices.
Flights from Johannesburg to Bloemfontein – 1 hours 00 minutes.
Flights from Cape Town to Bloemfontein – 1 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from George to Bloemfontein – 1 hours 40 minutes.
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein – 3 hours 50 minutes.
CemAir, South African and Fly Blue Crane are the main airlines that offer cheap flights to Bloemfontein. There isn’t usually too much difference between their prices for flight tickets so it might come down to preference. If you have a loyalty scheme with one of them then it would make sense to fly with them to either continue building up your points or to redeem them. They are all good airlines however South African does tend to cater for almost all domestic destinations.
Your transport options are fairly limited once you arrive at the airport however there are a couple of ways to find your way to the centre. If you are planning to travel around South Africa a bit or see the neighboring towns then renting a car from the airport would be the best bet. You can either do this after you’ve booked your flights to Bloemfontein or once you land. The next option would be to take a taxi. You’ll find these outside of the airport but make sure to agree on the fare before you get in else you might end up getting ripped off. You could also look into pre-arranging transport to collect you from the airport, while it won’t be as cheap as just jumping into a random taxi, it might make you feel safer knowing a legitimate driver will be there.