Launched in 2011, Cape Town’s MyCiti bus rapid transport service is a safe and convenient way to explore the Mother City. These blue busses with red trim also meet strict Euro 4 emissions standards, making them the greenest way to get around. Busses are operational up to 18 hours a day, depending on route.
Current routes link with major landmarks and tourism infrastructure, including the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, the Sea Point Promenade and the beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Hout Bay. Newly rolled out lines also travel north to Cape Town’s West Coast suburbs.
How to Use MyCiTi
1. Purchase a MyConnect card for R35 at any MyCiti station kiosk or at participating retailers.
2. Using the MyConnect pin given to you with your card, load funds for travel. Fares are calculated on distance travelled and the time of day (children younger than four travel for free).
3. ‘Tap in’ with your card when boarding a bus and ‘tap out’ again at the end of your journey. The fare will be deducted from your card.
4. If you have leftover funds when you depart Cape Town, take your card and receipt to a MyCiTi station for a refund.
MyCiti to and from the airport
The MyCiti Shuttle Bus operates between Cape Town International Airport and various pick-up and drop-off points in the CBD, and costs R64.40 one way (children younger than four travel for free). The bus departs the airport every 30 minutes between 4:45 am and 10:15 pm. For a full timetable, including pick-up points and departure times around the CBD, go to myciti.org.za.
For more information on all routes, go to myciti.org.za or call +27 800 65 64 63.