Travel cost

Trips loaded on your Smart Card

2, 4, 6 or 8 trips per transaction R10 per trip
10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 trips per transaction R9 per trip
Cash trip bought on bus if you don’t have a Smart Card R12

REMEMBER: Trips on your Smart Card never expire and are valid until used.

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.

Smart Cards

GO GEORGE uses an automated fare collection system in the form of a Smart Card that can be loaded with trips. Trips will be deducted from your balance by holding the card in front of a scanner when you get on the bus. 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.

What if I don’t have a Smart Card?

For visitors to the city, as well as passengers who don’t usually make use of the bus service, a single trip can still be bought on the bus with cash, whereupon a printed receipt serving as a ticket, is issued. However, these trips cost more than the prepaid trips loaded onto the GO GEORGE Smart Card and will require the buyer to keep the right amount of cash handy. We encourage all passengers to purchase Smart Cards.

Do I have to pay again when I transfer to another bus?

Transfer to another bus to reach your destination is free as long as this happens within one hour from your first boarding. When you board the bus and tap your Smart Card, the card machine will automatically print you a transfer receipt which you must keep to show along with your card when you board a next bus. The time when the one-hour period for free transfer expires, will be printed on your receipt.

Read more about the use of the Smart Card here.

Top-up Vendors


Blanco Triangle Blanco
Garden Route Mall bus terminus Garden Route Mall
George Transport Hub Cradock St
Next to York Park glass building York St
Caltex Blanco 15 Montagu St
New Life 16 George Rd
Rui Tian Supermarket George St
A1 Plastics 72 Hibernia St
Biltong Warehouse Harry Mann Centre, York St
Biltong Warehouse Hibernia St
Captain’s Cabin Cradock St
Central Store Hibernia St
Follow me 53 Hibernia St
Fresh Stop on York Corner York St and Plattner Blvd
Good and More 114 Cradock St
Key and Lock Market St
Madiba Superette George Arcade
Merriman Café Corner Merriman & Market St
Milk & Juice Cradock St
Second Baby 29F Courtenay St
Yorkers Superette 16 York St
Denneoord Multisave Corner 8th Ave & Wellington St
Henmar Superette 40 Wellington St
Biltong Warehouse Shop 5, Kirstenhof Bldg, Knysna Rd
Computer Store Paddagat Centre, Knysna Rd
Engen Eco Stop Corner CJ Langenhoven- & Witfontein Rd
Daniel's Wholesalers 46 Nelson Mandela Blvd
Why Not Take Aways 2C Pearl St, Tamsui Industria
E & L Superette 23 Kalossie St
Belair Café 1 Flamink St
Brown Country Grocer 40 Beach Rd
Delville Park Superette Square Hill Dr
Green Haven Marigold Estate, 2 Protea Rd
JR Butchery Section St
MDA Shop 4787 Primrose Crescent
M Hasan Stores 5093 Japonika St
Valentine's Store 5 Skool St
Andrew Carolus
Heinrich Cook
Manual Brown
Sipho Kaleni

Mobile vehicle locations


Beach/Panther Road intersection Thursdays, 16:30 - 19:00
Protea Road/Valk Crescent (close to butchery) Tuesdays, 16:30 - 19:00
21 Beach Road, near Spar Wednesdays, 16:30 - 19:00 Sundays, 13:00 - 16:00
Rosedale: opposite Divine Fish and Chips Saturdays, 16:30 - 19:00
Entrance to Syferfontein Saturdays, 13:00 - 16:00
Harmony Park: Corner Rose & Jacaranda/Aloe St Thursdays, 16:30 - 19:00
New Dawn Park: near NDP Primary School Fridays, 16:30 - 19:00
Protea terminal (opposite Hypersave) Mondays, 16:30 - 19:00
Crystal Ave/Golden Valley Dr intersection Sundays, 13:00 - 16:00
Fortuin Street, near George Street intersection Saturdays, 16:30 - 19:00
St Mary’s Primary School, Beer Street Mondays, 16:30 - 19:00 Sundays, 16:30 - 19:00
Rosemoor Motor Spares, O’Connell Street Tuesdays, 16:30 - 19:00 Fridays, 16:30 - 19:00
Protea Park/Lavalia: Docks Mission Church Wednesdays, 16:30 - 19:00 Saturdays, 13:00 - 16:00
Meul Street: in front of Golden Harvest Wholesale Mondays, 13:00 - 16:00
Ring Rd: parking lot opposite Maizey Plastics Mondays, 13:00 - 16:00
Industrial Rd/Nelson Mandela Blvd intersection Wednesdays, 13:00 - 16:00
PW Botha Blvd /York St intersection Wednesdays, 13:00 - 16:00
Behind the Wellington bus stop, Courtenay St Fridays, 13:00 - 16:00
Pick n Pay parking area, corner 4th St & Knysna Rd Fridays, 13:00 - 16:00
St Mark’s Square (behind Holy Cross Primary School) Thursdays, 13:00 - 16:00
Heather Park SuperSpar parking area Thursdays, 13:00 - 16:00
Denneoord: Multisave parking lot, Wellington St Tuesdays, 13:00 - 16:00
York Street Boulevard parking area, York St (opposite PW Botha College) Tuesdays, 13:00 - 16:00