The bus for us

The lowdown on the MyCiTi bus routes, schedule and ticket prices

A reliable, effective and safe transport system in Cape Town WAS a long time coming. Prior to the 2011 roll-out of the MyCiTi bus network, sitting like sardines in a cramped minibus taxi or spending a fortune on meter cabs was the norm.

And though these uncomfortable, unsafe and uneconomical options are still current realities for many, the MyCiTi initiative has made huge headway in paving the path toward a stress-free, secure and affordable means of travel.

For those new to South Africa or the wonderful world of public transport, whether you’re on your way to or from the airport, commuting between particular outer suburbs and the city centre or trying to get from point A to point B within the CBD, there’s bound to be a dependable and cost-effective MyCiTi bus route that can get you there on time.

Though, do keep in mind that, with the exception of the routes to and from the airport, you’ll need a myconnect card to travel aboard the MyCiTi bus. These cost a once-off fee of R25 and are available from appointed kiosks and participating retailers (for more info visit the MyCiTi website or call +27 (0) 800 65 64 63); after purchasing, it’s simply necessary to begin loading money onto the card to travel (fares are calculated on a distance-travelled basis). Children under four years of age can ride the MyCiTi for free.

Recent Developments: On Saturday, 15 February 2014, MyCiTi launched two new routes (108 and 109) travelling from the Cape Town Civic Centre via Sea Point Main Road and Clifton to the communities of Hout Bay, Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu. The City of Cape Town will be providing free myconnect cards to all potential passengers in the Hout Bay area until Saturday, 22 February 2014; collections can be made at the Hout Bay public library, Hangberg public library and at the Imizamo Yethu sports field. Travelers should bring along a valid ID and R30; the fee is required to upload the first batch of credit onto the card. 

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MELKBOSSTRAND - TABLE VIEW – CIVIC CENTRE ROUTE
A dedicated MyCiTi bus lane connects Wood station and the Civic Centre via Table View station, making for fast and stress-free travel from the outskirts to the city centre. Extending out from this main drag, there are also four different area routes (boasting a total of 123 stops) designed to connect people living in Big Bay, Parklands, Sunningdale, West Beach and Blouberg. There are also a total of four transfer points for passengers to break their journey.

Route

Operating Times

Fare

T01 Wood – Table View – Civic Centre – Waterfront 

Weekdays peak 

6:30am – 8:30pm 

4pm – 6pm

Every 5 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak

5:30am – 6:25am

8:40am – 3:57pm

6:05pm – 10:59pm

Every 15 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6am – 10:59pm 

Every 20 minutes 

R6.80 – R12.70 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R10.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R9.80 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R8 (Movers Package off-peak)

213 West Beach – Table View - Sunningdale

Weekdays: peak

6:35am –  8:30am

4pm – 6pm

Every 10 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak 

5:35am – 6:29am

8:31am – 3:59pm

6:05pm – 11:15pm

Every 10 – 30 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:45am – 11:15pm

Every 40 minutes 

R6.80 (EMV peak)

R5.70 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 (Movers Package off-peak)

214 Big Bay – Table View – Parklands

Weekdays peak

6:30am – 8:30am

4pm – 6pm

Every 7 - 20 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak 

5:40am - 6:30am

8:31am – 3:59pm

6:20pm – 11:20pm

Every 30 minutes 

Weekends and public holidays

6:50am – 11:19 pm

Every 30 minutes 

R6.80 – R7.90 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R6.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R6.10 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R5 (Movers Package off-peak)

215 Sunningdale – Gie Road – Wood

Weekdays peak

6:35am –  8:30am

4:15pm – 6pm

Every 10 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak 

5:45am – 6:28am

8:31am – 3:59am

6:05pm – 11:20pm

Every 10 – 30 minutes 

Weekends and public holidays

6:25am - 11:20pm

Every 30 minutes 

R6.80 (EMV peak)

R5.70 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 (Movers Package off-peak)

216 Sunningdale – Wood Drive – Wood

 

Weekdays peak

6:30am – 8:30am

4pm – 6pm

Every 10 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak 

5:35am – 6:29am

8:31am - 3:59pm

6:10pm – 11:19pm

Every 20 - 30 minutes 

Weekends and public holidays

6:15am – 11:19pm

Every 30 minutes 

R6.80 (EMV peak)

R5.70 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 (Movers Package off-peak)

217 Parklands - Table View - Big Bay - Melkbosstrand

Weekdays peak

6:35am – 8:30am

4pm – 6pm

Every 20 - 30 minutes

Weekdays off-peak 

6:10am – 6:29am

8:31am - 4pm

6:01pm – 11:23pm

Every 20 minutes 

Weekends and public holidays

6:30am – 11:20pm

Every 30 minutes 

R9.60 (EMV peak)

R7.90 (EMV off-peak)

R7.40 (Movers Package peak)

R6.10 (Movers Package off-peak)

230 Duynefontein – Melkbosstrand

Weekdays peak

6:30am – 8:30am

4pm – 5:58pm

Every 20 minutes

Weekdays off-peak 

5:29am – 6:27am

8:31am - 4pm

6:01pm – 11:48pm

Every 20 minutes 

Weekends and public holidays

6:24am – 11:43pm

Every 40 minutes 

R7.90 (EMV peak)

R6.50 (EMV off-peak)

R6.10 (Movers Package peak)

R5 (Movers Package off-peak)

A01 AIRPORT – CIVIC CENTRE – V&A WATERFRONT ROUTE
This route has revolutionised getting to and from the Cape Town International Airport, and now includes a leg that extends between the city centre and the V&A Waterfront. The collection point for passengers travelling from the Civic Centre to the airport is situated right outside the Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard (Platform 1), and the MyCiTi will drop you off right outside the airport’s terminal building. You can catch the bus at exactly the same point on the transport plaza when travelling from the airport to the Civic Centre or on to the V&A Waterfront. The collection and drop-off point at the Waterfront is the appointed MyCiTi stop. 

Route

Weekdays Peak

Weekdays off-peak & Weekends and public holidays

Fare

Airport – V&A Waterfront (includes stop at Civic Centre)

 

 

6:45am – 8:37am

4:15pm – 6pm

Every 30 minutes

 

4:45am – 6:15am

8:45am – 3:45pm

6:15pm – 10:52pm

Every 30 minutes

R63.50 – R73 (EMV peak)

R59.80 – R70.20 (EMV off-peak)

R43.10 – R51.90 (Movers Package peak)

R41.80 – R49.80 (Movers Package off-peak)

Airport – Civic Centre

 

6:45am – 8:15am

4:15pm – 5:45pm

Every 30 minutes


4:45am – 3:45pm

6:15pm –  10:37pm

Every 30 minutes

R43.10 (EMV peak)

R41.80 (EMV off-peak)

R61.50 (Movers Package peak)

R59.80 (Movers Package off-peak)

Civic Centre – Airport

6:45am – 8:15am

4:07pm – 5:37pm

Every 30 minutes

4:15am – 06:45am

8:45am – 3:45pm

6:37pm – 10:37pm

Every 30 minutes

R43.10 (EMV peak)

R41.80 (EMV off-peak)

R61.50 (Movers Package peak)

R59.80 (Movers Package off-peak)

V&A Waterfront – Airport (includes stop at Civic Centre)

6:30am – 8:30am

4pm – 6:25pm

Every 30 minutes

4am – 6am

9am – 3:30pm

6:30pm – 10:07pm

Every 30 minutes

R63.50 – R73 (EMV peak)

R59.80 – R70.20 (EMV off-peak)

R43.10 – R51.90 (Movers Package peak)

R41.80 – R49.80 (Movers Package off-peak)

GARDENS – CIVIC CENTRE ROUTE
This route extends from Vredehoek, stopping at the Gardens Centre MyCiTi station, to the Civic Centre, passing the Cape Town International Convention Centre (on the way back, it travels up Long Street). Keep in mind, this course no longer connects to the V&A Waterfront. Now, it is necessary to change at the Civic Centre and catch a V&A Waterfront-bound bus. 

Route

Operating Times

Fare

101 Vredehoek – Gardens – Civic Centre

Weekdays peak 

6:30am -8:30am

4:01pm – 6pm

Every 10 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak

5:45am – 6:27pm

8:31pm – 4pm

6:01pm – 11:13 

Every 10 - 20 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:30am – 11:20pm 

Every 30 minutes 

R6.80 (EMV peak)

R5.70 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 (Movers Package off-peak)

102 SALT RIVER – WALMER ESTATE – CIVIC CENTRE ROUTE
In operation from early March 2013, this route transports passengers between the CBD and the east residential suburb of Salt River. Travelling from the Salt River railway station (a central Cape Town rail point), it moves through Woodstock, Walmer Estate, Zonnebloem and District Six, and passes by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, The Castle and the Cape Town Rail Station before reaching the Civic Centre and linking up with existing MyCiTi routes. Buses then return to the Salt River railway station via the same path.

Route

Operating Times

Fare

Salt River – Walmer Estate – Civic Centre

Weekdays peak 

6:20am – 8:30am 

4pm – 6pm 

Every 10 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak

5:30am – 6:28am

8:31am – 3:59 pm

6:01pm – 10:50pm

Every 10 - 20 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:25am – 10:48pm 

Every 30 minutes 

R6.80 – R7.90 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R6.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R6.10 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R5 (Movers Package off-peak)

103 ORANJEZICHT - GARDENS - CIVIC CENTRE 
This route connects commuters from Oranjezicht to the Civic Centre and vice versa. It treks down Buitenkant Street, through Gardens, via Camp, Kloof and Molteno streets and then comes back down Upper Orange.

Route

Operating Times

Fare

Oranjezicht – Gardens – Civic Centre

Weekdays peak 

6:30am – 8:30am 

4:01pm – 6pm 

Every 10 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak

5:35am – 6:29am

8:31am – 3:59 pm

6:01pm – 11:06pm

Every 10 - 20 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:18am – 10:55pm 

Every 30 minutes 

R6.80 (EMV peak)

R5.70 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 (Movers Package off-peak)

104 - 105 SEA POINT - CIVIC CENTRE
In operation from early November 2013, the Sea Point route provides much needed transportation for commuters coming from the Sea Point area along Beach Road and High Level Road via the V&A Waterfront and Fresnaye. Route 104 starts from town, passes the Two Oceans Aquarium and Granger Bay, moving along through Mouille Point, passed the lighthouse and the Sea Point Pools and then back again. Route 105 starts from town, passes through Lower Long Street to cruise by the Old Fire Station and bend around High Level Road, and then circles back again from Fresnaye.

Route

Operating Times

Fare

104 Sea Point – Waterfront – Civic Centre

Weekdays peak 

6:36am – 8:30am 

4pm – 6pm 

Every 20 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak

8:31am – 3:59 pm

6:01pm – 10:47pm

Every 20 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:30am – 10:58pm 

Every 30 minutes 

R6.80 – R7.90 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R6.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R6.10 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R5 (Movers Package off-peak)

105 Sea Point – Fresnaye – Civic Centre

Weekdays peak 

6:17am – 8:30am 

4pm – 6pm 

Every 10 minutes 

Weekdays off-peak

5:27am – 6:28am

8:31am – 3:59 pm

6:01pm – 11:21pm

Every 10 - 20 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:45am – 10:43pm 

Every 30 minutes 

R6.80 – R7.90 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R6.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R6.10 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R5 (Movers Package off-peak)

106 and 107 WATERFRONT SILO – CIVIC CENTRE

Buses 106 and 107 allow commuters to make their way from the Waterfront Silo to Camps Bay via the Civic Centre. The 106 bus, which travels in a clockwise direction, takes bus-goers from the Waterfront Silo through Amsterdam Street, to the Convention Centre, the Foreshore, the Civic Centre and up Adderley Street, before heading to Tamboerskloof, making stops at Groote Kerk, Dorp, Upper Long, Lower Kloof, Ludwig’s Garden, Belle Ombre, St Michael’s, Cotswold and on Kloof Nek. It then makes its way to down to Victoria Road in Camps Bay via Prima, Platteklip, Horak, Ravensteyn, Fiskaal, Chas Booth, Susan, Rontree, Houghton, and Whale Rock. The anti-clockwise 107 bus takes a similar route, but after reaching Kloof Nek, it travels down Geneva Drive (making stops at Comrie, Atholl and Woodford), before ending in Victoria Road in Camps Bay and heading back to the city via Camps Bay Drive (NOTE: it does not stop along this road or travel to upper Camps Bay, as the 106 bus does). 

Route

Operating Times

Fare

106 Waterfront Silo – Civic Centre – Camps Bay (clockwise)

 

 

 

Weekdays peak 

6:30am – 8:30am

4pm – 5:59pm

Every 15 minutes

Weekdays off-peak

05:24am – 06:29am

8:31am – 3:58pm

6:02pm – 11pm

Every 15 - 30 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:24am – 11pm

Every 30 minutes

 

 

R6.80 – R7.90 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R6.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R6.10 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R5 (Movers Package off-peak)

107 Waterfront Silo – Civic Centre – Camps Bay (anti-clockwise)

 

 

 

 

 

Weekdays peak

6:30am – 8:28am

3:57pm – 5:58pm  

Every 15 minutes

 

Weekdays off-peak

5:32am – 6:29am

8:32am – 3:58pm

6:01pm – 10:38pm

Every 15 - 30 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:44am – 11pm

Every 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

R6.80 – R7.90 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R6.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R6.10 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R5 (Movers Package off-peak)

108 AND 109 HOUT BAY TO CIVIC CENTRE
Route 108 and 109 will service the communities of Hout Bay, Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu. Both routes will travel from the Cape Town Civic Centre via Sea Point and Clifton; though, 108 will make its way through Hangberg and 109 will pass through Imizamo Yethu.

Route

Operating Times

Fare

108 Hout Bay – Hangberg – Sea Point – Civic Centre

Weekdays peak 

6:30am – 8:30am

4pm – 6pm

Every 10 minutes

 

Weekdays off-peak

5:50 – 6:29am

8:31am – 15:59pm

6:01pm – 10:10pm

Every 10 - 40 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

5:45am – 10:30pm

Every 60 minutes

R6.80 – R12.70 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R10.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R9.80 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R8 (Movers Package off-peak)

109 Hout Bay –  Imizamo Yethu – Sea Point – Civic Centre

 

 

 

 

 

Weekdays peak 

6:30am – 8:30am

4pm – 6pm

Every10 minutes

 

Weekdays off-peak

5:55am – 6:29am

8:31am – 15:59pm

6:01pm – 10:25pm

Every 10 - 40 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:30am – 9:30pm

Every 60 minutes

R6.80 – R9.60 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R7.90 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R7.40 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R6.10 (Movers Package off-peak)

113 SEA POINT – FRESNAYE - THREE ANCHOR BAY
This route, which travels between Sea Point and Three Anchor Bay, takes commuters from Park Road in Mouille Point, up Glengariff Road past the Sea Point Library, along Ocean View Drive and down Avenue Disandt, before stopping in Kei Apple Road and ending its trip at Tramway Road and circling back.   

Route

Operating Times

Fare

Sea Point – Fresnaye – Three Anchor Bay

 

 

 

 

Weekdays peak 

6:30 am – 8:30am

4pm – 6pm

Every 15 minutes

 

Weekdays off-peak

6am – 6:29am

8:31am – 3:59pm

6:01pm – 10:59pm

Every 30 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:30am – 10:59pm

Every 30 minutes

 

 

 

R6.80 (EMV peak)

R5.70 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 (Movers Package off-peak)

251 CENTURY CITY – MONTAGUE GARDENS
The 251 route will take commuters from Century City to Montague Gardens (and back again). The route kicks off at Omuramba and then travels via Koeberg Road, Montague Drive and Century Avenue to its final destination at Century City Rail. Along the way, it makes stops at Kunene, Dawn, Esso, First, Marconi, Bolt, Drill, Bosmansdam, Century Gate, Estuaries, Waterview, Waterford, Canal Walk North, Canal Walk South and Grand Canal.  

Route

Operating Times

Fare

Century City – Montague Gardens

Weekdays peak 

6:30am – 8:30am

4pm – 6pm

Every 10 minutes

Weekdays off-peak

5:30am – 6:29am

8:31am – 3:59pm

6:01pm – 10:37pm

Every10 - 20 minutes

Weekends and public holidays

6:25 am – 10:32pm

every 20 minutes

R6.80 – R7.90 (EMV peak)

R5.70 – R6.50 (EMV off-peak)

R5.20 – R6.10 (Movers Package peak)

R4.40 – R5 (Movers Package off-peak)

Future MyCiTi routes
In 2014, the West Coast can expect several new bus routes. Such developments will link Atlantis to Century City, Mamre, Melkbosstrand and more.

MyCiTi bus fares
Though initially marginally more expensive than taking a minibus taxi or train, travelling via the MyCiTi bus is now not only more efficient and much safer, but also more cost effective. 

It is important to note that MyCiTi is a cashless system, except for the airport route, for which paper tickets can still be bought. For all other routes, you will have to load money onto a myconnect card, which can be purchased at MyCiTi station kiosks and participating retailers for R25. Kids under the age of four travel for free.

Do note, as of August 2013, MyCiTi fares are charged on a distance-travelled basis.

Cleanliness is holiness
The main MyCiTi Civic Centre Station, the Gardens Centre Station and the buses and the bus stops are maintained with the utmost care and integrity.

Each bus stop is enclosed by glass walls, providing passengers with suitable protection against the unpredictable Cape Town weather.       

Security guards ensure the safety of passengers both on the buses and in the stations. Every station has a check point at the entrance, and no one is admitted without a valid ticket.

The City of Cape Town has gone the extra mile to ensure the efficient transport of its people; though, while ‘the bus for us’ has considerably narrowed the playing field between South African and international transport standards, it still has some way to go.

Watch this space…

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