How MyCiTi's Fare System Works

Every passenger needs their own myconnect loaded with money, except for children under four years old and less than one metre tall, who travel free.

Fares are based on distance in kilometres travelled, when you tap in at the start of your journey and whether or not you have a MyCiTi Mover package loaded onto your myconnect card.

Peak vs Saver - it's about when you start your journey

Your fare depends on when you tap in at the start of your journey, regardless of when you end it.

You pay a bit more if your journey starts in the Peak fare period (weekdays between 06:30-08:30 and 16:00-18:00). All journeys that start outside of these hours on weekdays, as well as all day on weekends and public holidays, fall in the Saver fare period, where you typically pay 17% less.

MyCiTi Mover - save 20% or more with a travel package

Load a MyCiTi Mover travel package onto your myconnect card and save at least 20% on fares at all times.

Mover packages are available in denominations of R80, R100, R150, R200, R400, R600 and R1 000. Money is loaded as points onto the myconnect card and there are no load fees, so you will receive 80 points for loading an R80 Mover package.

Mover packages are valid for three years, so even occasional users can benefit.

These packages are available at selected MyCiTi station kiosks and a range of cash-accepting Absa ATMs around the city. Where can I buy a Mover package?

If you choose to load money as MyCiTi Standard (instead of a Mover package), you will be charged Standard fares. You will also pay a fee of 2.5% (minimum R1.50) of the amount loaded at a station kiosk or Absa ATM, or 3.5% if you load MyCiTi Standard at a participating retailer.

Distance travelled

You will be charged for the distance in kilometres travelled, grouped into distance bands of 0-5km, 5-10km, 10-20km, 20-30km, 30-60km, and 60km or more.

The distance for each journey is calculated from where you tap in at the start of your journey to where you tap out at your final destination. You will be charged a boarding fare when you start your journey and the remainder of your fare, if any, when you tap out at your destination.

Your journey can include transfers and stops along the way. Leave any station or bus for up to 45 minutes at a time before tapping in again to continue on the route or to transfer to another. You will be charged a single-trip fare based on the accumulated distance travelled as long as you haven't left any station or stop for 45 minutes or more, and provided there is less than two hours between your first and last tap in. This benefit does not apply to return journeys.

Journeys connecting with the Airport attract an additional charge of either R35.70 (Mover) or R51.90 (Standard).

How each fare is calculated

The diagram below shows how each fare is calculated. Journeys connecting with the Airport attract an additional charge. How are Airport fares calculated?

Cape Town
23 April 2014