Bloemfontein airport (BFN)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

Bram Fischer International Airport, opened on November, 1961, is an important regional airstation in South Africa for domestic flights.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open Mondays through Fridays between 5:45 am and 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Annual passenger traffic: 360,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +27 514 072 200 / 240. Flight information: Tel +27 867 277 888. E-mail: [email protected]. The information desk is located in the Arrivals Hall.


Bloemfontein airport is located 10 km (6.2 miles) to the east of the city.

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What services does Bloemfontein airport (BFN) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, public telephones, fax and mobile phone services, conference room and free Wi-Fi access for 4 hours in the boarding area. The Bidvest Premier Lounge is situated after the security checkpoint and opens Mondays through Fridays between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sundays from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm; the maximum stay is 2 hours and it offers a smoking area, refreshments, drinks, Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, newspapers and magazines (access with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door).

Food and Drinks- Restaurant and confectionery on the ground floor.
Shopping- Newsagents and tobacconists are available.
Baggage- Enquiries about missing luggage should be directed to the offices of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- First aid room, baby changing facilities, smoking lounge.


Accommodation near Bloemfontein airport (BFN)

The Road Lodge Bloemfontein Airport is located in front of the enclosure. You can find more accommodations in the vicinity, among them:

Thorn Tree Bloemfontein (3.3 km/2.1 miles)
Encore Guest House (4.6 km/2.9 miles)
Nations Lodge (5 km/3.1 miles)
A & R Guesthouse (5.1 km/3.2 miles)
Rhino Creek Estate (5.3 km/3.3 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Mangaung Excellent Shuttle (Tel +27 514 072 240) provides transfers from the airport to different destinations inside the city and around the province. Buses depart from outside the terminal building and schedules match flight arrivals.

Taxi - Vehicles available outside the terminal. You can also contact the airport information desk to prebook a cab. Travel time to the city centre is around 30 minutes.


Car rental agencies

Companies present inside the enclosure are:

Avis (Tel +27 514 332 331 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm)
Bidvest (Tel +27 514 333 505 - weekdays from 5:45 am to 7:30 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +27 514 333 511 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
First (Tel +27 510 011 012 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +27 514 332 627 - weekdays from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sundays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Tempest (Tel +27 514 332 146 - 6:00 am to 7:30 pm)


Parking services at Bloemfontein airport (BFN)

There are three different parking options close to the main building: covered spaces, outdoor bays and garages. More information: Tel +27 514 072 212. Rates

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Facilities include elevators, ramps, adapted toilets and telephones, reserved parking spaces and wheelchairs available by previous request. Passengers requiring special assistance to board or disembark from the airplane should inform their airline at the moment of booking.

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Latest updates: July 22, 2019