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


Millies 30 George Road 044 870 7057
Keith Fortuin 32 John Kretzen Street 083 805 8561
Jody's Café 36 Golden Valley 044 870 8913
Waldien Bosman 125 Vloed Street 076 419 5409
Captain's Cabin Cradock Street 044 874 2264
Shell Kraaibosch Knysna Road 044 887 0480
Good and More Cradock Street 044 873 5236
CBD South Cape Motors 29 Courtenay Street 044 874 0388
Eden Caltex 13 Courtney Street 044 874 6937
Fresh Stop on York 1 York Street C/R Plattner Blvd 082 776 4945
Key & Lock Services Market Street 044 874 0912
Eden Take-Aways Cnr York and Doneraile Street 044 873 3933
Engen Multi Motors 41 Knysna Road 044 871 1516
Engen Eco Stop Cnr Witfontein & CJ Langenhoven 044 873 0805
Albertstraat Vulstasie Cnr Nelson Mandela BLVD & Kragstasie Street 044 884 1316
Atlantic Oil 108 Nelson Mandela Blvd 044 875 9273
Total Sandkraal Nelson Mandela Blvd 044 875 8334
Busy Corner Shop Shop 1, Wolhuter Street 044 8111 4771
ABA Health 22 Akasia Street 044 871 2770
Daniel Bezuidenhout 4823 Bougainvillea Drive 082 473 2023
Denro Trading Hibiscus Street 071 323 7861
WGSW Enterprises Tulip Street 073 209 5832
Pacaltsdorp Superette 10 Kerk Street 044 878 0590
Caltex Fourway Motors York Street 044 878 0315
Pacaltsdorp Butchery 140 Protea Road 084 621 7696
Roma's Catering Enterprises Section Street 083 540 9862
Heinrich Cook 6490 Protea Road 071 017 3995
Lyndon Malgas 20 Houtkapper Street 061 127 0954
Vena Fredericks 33 Mission Street 044 878 0287
Mor and Son Trading 4691 Bougainvillea Drive 073 688 4393
Andrew Vernon Carolus 8 Dahlia Street 083 581 5205
Amelia Pietersen 64 Beukes Street 044 878 0141
Abdul Awal 20 Marigold Street 084 086 3865
Rosedale Superette Genesis Street 083 478 2247
JPH Pato 7852 Adam Street 073 243 8623
Community Clothing Chemicals 88 Kondor Street 079 999 3563
Smart's Take-Aways 31 O' Connel Street 079 961 9179
Nicolene Johnson 2 Clinic Street 078 237 3640
Henry Olivier 65 Hurter Street 060 446 4265