Exploring the central city and the Atlantic Seaboard is a breeze with MyCiTi, Cape Town’s reliable scheduled bus service. The buses operate on a cashless system, so you need to get a myconnect card from any MyCiTi bus station and load it with money or Mover points, which save you up to 30% on fares. View the map below to find the nearest station:
It’s easy to spot MyCiTi buses in their blue and red livery, stopping at roadside bus stops or at stations in the middle of roads on routes with dedicated bus lanes. Once you have a myconnect card, there’s a simple tap-in and tap-out system to pay your fares.
Go places with MyCiTi
MyCiTi services operate from early morning to the evening on a network of routes that take in many of the most spectacular areas of the city. From the fishing villages of Melkbosstrand in the north via the V&A Waterfront and Sea Point to Hout Bay in the south, taking in some of the best beaches, lined with restaurants and bars. In the city centre MyCiTi passes many historical attractions, like the Castle, museums and art galleries, and the City Hall with its statue of Nelson Mandela, the Company Gardens and Victorian-era Long Street, the entertainment hub of Kloof Street and, of course, the Table Mountain Cableway. MyCiTi has a handy map of things to do and places to visit that can be downloaded from the website.
Connect with the airport
If you are arriving at Cape Town International Airport, the MyCiTi bus service is a convenient and reliable method of transport. Head straight for the MyCiTi station outside the main terminal building and get your myconnect payment card there. The buses leave every 20 minutes, and will take you to the Civic Centre station in the central city, approximately 20kms away. From there, you can transfer seamlessly to another MyCiTi route or get a metered taxi or an Uber to your destination.
Plan your trip
Plan your day with MyCiTi using the mobile Trip Planner feature, which will plot a route and calculate journey times for you, taking the hassle out of consulting timetables and maps.
Your wheels are welcome
The buses are bicycle friendly, too, so you use MyCiTi to access cycling routes north of the city along the coast or along the Sea Point beach front. Visit the MyCiTi website
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