Transports in Cape Town

Public transport is considered the more affordable option when it comes to travelling.

Many use it for their daily commute to and from work because it’s cheaper and can reduce the amount of time spent in traffic.

A number of public transport options are available to commuters who often base their choice on convenience and affordability.

Golden Arrow

Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) provides transport for thousands of daily commuters through contracts with the provincial government. Golden Arrow has a user-friendly trip planning system on their website which allows passengers to plan trips to destinations from start to finish, or to view all timetables.


MyCiTi buses are an efficient way to get around the city, while saving on fuel costs and relievingthe city’s very busy roads of cars. MyCiTi buses are safe and efficient, with stops and stations around the city connecting commuters to major destinations and other transport routes and networks including the airport – meeting the needs of both commuters and visitors. MyCiTi makes use of a card-based fare system and everyone needs a myconnect card to travel.

Minibus Taxi

It’s the most popular form of road transport in Cape Town, and the most easily accessible mode of transport for communities across the city. The informal mode of transport doesn’t operate on strict timetables, so it’s possible to hop aboard at almost any time of the day. Minibus taxis run in most areas of the city and they are also very affordable, which makes them extremely popular. They operate on cash only, so have coin change or small notes ready for payment when you board.


Trains are a cheap form of public transport. They are also a greener option because they can transport many people, cutting down on emissions released from cars. Metrorail is the Western Cape’s rail provider.

Uber / Bolt

Like much of the globe, Uber has had an impact on transportation around Cape Town. It is an appealingly simple way to get around: just download the app, call up a car, and be on your merry way. You don’t even need to carry cash (although that is now an option).

Although this means of transport is more expensive than the others, it remains very affordable and is much cheaper than in France. This is the safest way to travel, especially if you are travelling at night.

An alternative to Uber that costs a little less is Bolt.


Posted on

November 4, 2021