Fares & tickets

Single ticket on bus R10.00
Single ticket off bus R9.00
Multi-journey ticket (10 trips) R85.00

GO GEORGE has a distance-based fare system, with the majority of routes in and around the main George urban area falling within the 0-15 km range. The current ticket prices apply to this distance.

Single-journey tickets

Single tickets are sold on buses (R10.00, cash only) and at vendors (R9.00) as listed below. On the bus, the driver will issue a ticket and validate it by having the date and time stamped on the ticket.

This will allow passengers to transfer, getting off one bus and on to another to complete a journey in one direction without paying more.

Just show the ticket to the driver on the next bus who will check that the transfer has been made within 1 hour of the ticket being validated.

Passengers are requested to have the right amount of cash (R10.00) ready when they buy tickets on the bus.

Multi-journey tickets

The cheaper and convenient GO GEORGE multi-journey ticket (MJT) is available to the public only at registered vendors all over town. This ticket currently costs R85.00 and is valid for 10 bus rides, a saving of 50c or R1.50 per trip, compared to the single-journey ticket (bought either off or on the bus). This brings the added convenience of buying once for a period of time, not having to carry cash, and speeding up the boarding process on the bus.

The list of vendors below is constantly updated as more vendors join the team.

Smartcards

Once the system is fully launched, more fare products such as smartcards that can be loaded with money will be introduced. Fares will be deducted from your balance by holding the card against a validator when you get on and off the buses. This is in line with other automatic fare systems like Gautrain and MyCiTi in Cape Town.

Cashless systems make the bus service faster, safer and more convenient.

This is how it works:

When the passenger boards the bus for the first time on a trip, they must get their ticket validated by the driver. It will be clipped and a date and time will be stamped on it. From the time of validation, the ticket is valid for one hour, allowing the passenger to transfer between buses during a one-direction trip without paying again. After completion of the trip, they must not throw the ticket away like a single ticket, but keep it and use the rest of the 10 trips within 30 days of first validation. It is important to keep the ticket in a safe place and not let it fold or get wet, otherwise the ticket validator on the bus might not be able to ‘read’ (or validate) the ticket again next time.

Ticket Vendors


Name Address Area
Denro Trading Hibiscus Street Pacaltsdorp
Captain's Cabin 112 Cradock Street George Central
WGSW Enterprises Tulip Street Pacaltsdorp
Engen Eco Stop Cnr Witfontein & CJ Langenhoven Heather Park
Shell Kraaibosh Knysna Road
Good and More Cradock Street CBD
Rosedale Superette 8293 Genesis Street Rosedale
Pacaltsdorp Superette 10 Kerk Street Pacaltsdorp
Caltex Fourway Motors York Street Pacaltsdorp Industria
Millies 30 George Road Blanco
Janine Busy Corner Shop Wolhuter Street Lavalia
South Cape Motors Courtenay Street
Albert Straat Vulstasie Nelson Mandela Boulevard CBD
Eden Caltex 13 Courtney Street George Central
Keith Fortuin 32 John Kretzenst Blanco
Atlantic Oil 108 Nelson Mandela Boulevard George Industria
Total Sandkraal 48A Nelson Mandla Boulevard George Industria
Fresh Stop on York York Street
JPH Pato 7852 Adam Street Rosedale
Riadh Trading Protea Road Pacaltsdorp
Community Clothing Chemicals Kondor Street Rosemoor
Roma's Catering Enterprises Section Street Pacaltsdorp
Smart's Take Aways O'Connel Street Rosemoor
Heinrich Cook 6490 Protea Road Pacaltsdorp
Key & Lock Services 40 Market Street CBD
Eden Take-Aways Doneraile Square, York Street CBD
ABA Health 22 Akasia Street Loerie Park
Engen Multi Motors 41 Knysna Road
Hypersave Foodmarket Pacaltsdorp
Lyndon Malgas 20 Houtkapper Street Pacaltsdorp
Vena Fredericks 33 Mission Street Pacaltsdorp
Mor and Son Trading 4691 Bougainvillea Drive Pacaltsdorp
Andrew Vernon Carolus 8 Dahlia Street Pacaltsdorp
Nicolene Johnson 2 Clinic Street Rosemoor
Brendon Jantjies 27 Korhaan Street Conville
Henry Olivier 65 Hurter Street Rosemoor
Waldien Bosman 125 Flood Street Blanco
Amelia Pietersen 64 Beukes Street Pacaltsdorp
Abdul Awal 20 Marigold Street Pacaltsdorp