If you want to use the Cape Town Buses for your Transport in Cape Town here is some essential info for visitors and expats. Using the MyCiti bus services in Cape Town is easy and safe. The MyCiti buses drive mainly in specially constructed bus lanes and only in narrower Cape Town roads and city centre streets share the lanes with the common traffic. The MyCiti main station is located at the Civic Center, a five minute walk from the Cape Town main train station.
The Cape Town buses of the MyCiti bus rapid transit system were first put in service in 2010 for the soccer world cup. The Myciti Bus network covers the city centre and links the CBD to many of Cape Town's outlying areas and suburbs. Further expansion to areas as far out as Atlantis and Khayelitsha is planned and stations are constructed all over the city.
Below you can see that the Cape Town central business district is linked to a multitude of MyCiti bus stations in the suburbs from Blouberg to Camps Bay. Click on the map to the right to see the much bigger route network.
Where can I buy a bus ticket? Travellers need to buy the reloadable 'myconnect' card. Myciti bus cards can be bought for R35 at any Myciti station kiosk and some participating retailers.
How much do the bus trips cost?
Are these Cape Town buses reliable? The Myciti buses are reliable and safe. However, unfortunately not all stations have updated timetables. Alerts are available here. For more information contact
Can I take my bike onto the bus? Yes, bicycles can be taken free of charge, but need to be in the designated area in the bus. Should this space already be full with other users, you will have to wait for another bus.
Are the buses wheelchair- and pushchair- or stroller- friendly? Yes, most of the buses have access ramps or bridges.
The Myciti Cape Town buses connect the city with many tourist attractions and are a convenient and cheap way of exploring the city. Your options are manifold:
The popular airport shuttle links Cape Town's International Airport with the Cape Town CBD. Travellers can now use the comfortable airport shuttle bus service which takes them in 30 minutes from/to the airport. The MyCiti buses run every 20 minutes during peak time.
The Cape Town airport shuttle tickets cost around R80 per trip, depending on the tariff option chosen.
Image Credits on Cape Town Buses: own image and myciti.org.za