The George Municipality has announced the annual increase in the GO GEORGE bus fares from 1 July 2022. The increase forms part of the annual municipal tariff adjustments.
Bundles still the best buy
Smart Card trips bought in bundles of 10 or more will increase by only 50c per trip to R11.00 and bundles of less than 10 trips will cost R12.25 per trip (75c more than before). The price of single trips increases with R1 to R15 to encourage passengers to rather load the multiple, cheaper trips on their Smart Cards and to avoid long queues to top up every few days.
The bundles of 10 trips and more remain the best buy and can save a passenger who travels to work or school and back home five days per week, R176 per month in travel expense, compared to single trips loaded on the card.
Free trips for first-time card buyers
The cost of the Smart Card is R25, with first-time buyers getting two free, preloaded trips when they present a valid form of identification.
Trips loaded on a Smart Card never expire. This means that trips bought before the tariff increase stay valid. Passengers are welcome to buy more trips than usual before the increase to save money but are cautioned to keep their cards safe – if lost or stolen, the trips cannot be transferred to a new card.