Travel cost

Trips loaded on your Smart Card

1 trip per transaction R12.00
2, 4, 6 or 8 trips per transaction R11.00 per trip
10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 trips per transaction R10.00 per trip

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.

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
Millies Superette George St
New Life 16 George Rd
Biltong Warehouse George Arcade, York St
Biltong Warehouse Harry Mann Centre, York St
Biltong Warehouse York St
Captain’s Cabin Cradock St, opposite Hub
Foodz 8 Memorium St
Fresh Stop on York Corner York St and Plattner Blvd
Good and More 114 Cradock St
Madiba Superette George Arcade
Milk & Juice Cradock St
Yorkers Superette 16 York St
Denneoord Multisave Corner 8th Ave & Wellington St
Henmar’s Superette Stockenström St
Biltong Warehouse Shop 5, Kirstenhof Bldg, Knysna Rd
Post @ George Corner 4th & Akasia St
Why Not Take Aways 2C Pearl St, Tamsui Industria
2 in 1 Shop Skool St
Belair Café 1 Flamink St
Browns Country Grocer 40 Beach Rd
Delville Park Superette 3 Square Hill Drive
Green Haven Marigold Estate, 2 Protea Rd
M Hasan Stores 5093 Japonika St
Pacaltsdorp Superette 10 Church St
Poppie’s Café 27 Rose St
Sommer So 55 Rose St
Sienna Morris Roaming vendor
H Azad Supermarket 5285 Protea St
SaveMore Tuckshop 87 Mission St
Golf Supermarket 30 Golf St
Elfreda Shop R57
Lizzie Nqandeka 8190 Isaac St
Manuel Brown 8048 Isaac Crescent, Rosedale (roaming vendor)
One Stop Supermarket 38 Kondor St

Mobile vehicle locations


Spar parking area, Beach Road Mondays, 16:30 – 19:00 Thursdays, 09:00 – 11:30
Olympic Street / Beach Road intersection Fridays, 06:00 – 08:30
Rosedale: opposite Divine Fish and Chips Tuesdays, 16:30 – 19:00 Saturdays, 13:00 – 16:00
Rosedale Supermarket Fridays, 09:00 – 11:30
Protea Road/Valk Crescent (close to butchery) Mondays, 09:00 – 11:30
Rosedale: near Eve Bus Stop Mondays, 06:00 – 08:30
Entrance to Syferfontein Saturdays, 09:00 – 12:00
Harmony Park: Corner Rose & Jacaranda/Aloe St Tuesdays, 16:30 – 19:00
New Dawn Park Primary School Mondays, 13:00 – 16:00 Thursdays, 06:00 – 08:30
Protea terminal (opposite Hypersave) Wednesdays, 13:00 – 16:00 Fridays, 16:30 – 19:00
Crystal Ave/Golden Valley Dr intersection Fridays, 16:30 – 19:00
Fortuin Street, near George Street intersection Thursdays, 16:30 – 19:00 Sundays, 13:00 – 16:00
George High School, MIssion Street Tuesdays, 13:00 – 16:00
Highway Fisheries, Beer Street Wednesdays, 16:30 – 19:00 Fridays, 13:00 – 16:00
Rosa Café, O’Connell Street Tuesdays, 06:00 – 08:30
Busy Corner Thursdays, 09:00 – 11:30
Conville Clinic Wednesdays, 09:00 – 11:30
Conville Community Library Saturdays, 13:00 – 16:00
Life Community Services Centre, Fiskaal Street Mondays, 09:00 – 11:30 Thursdays, 16:30 – 19:00
NMB & Main Intersection, near Cheap Foods Fridays, 06:00 – 08:30 Sundays, 13:00 – 16:00
Heidedal Primary School Sundays, 09:00 – 12:00
Borcherds Multisave Saturdays, 09:00 – 12:00
NMB & Thomas Intersection, near Boeta’s Cnr Mondays, 06:00 – 08:30 Wednesdays, 16:30 – 19:00
Parkdene Secondary School Tuesdays, 06:00 – 08:30 Wednesdays, 06:00 – 08:30 Thursdays, 06:00 – 08:30 Fridays, 13:00 – 16:00 Sundays, 09:00 – 12:00
S Mangaliso Stop, Main Road Mondays, 16:30 – 19:00 Wednesdays, 13:00 – 16:00
Boeta B Tarvern near Clinic and Community Hall Tuesdays, 09:00 – 11:30 Thursdays, 13:00 – 16:00
George Hospital Mondays, 13:00 – 16:00 Fridays, 09:00 – 11:30
York Street Shopping Centre parking area, opposite Eden Technical High School Tuesdays, 13:00 – 16:00 Thursdays, 13:00 – 16:00