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Rea Vaya Bus
Rea Vaya translates as 'we are going', which is exactly what you'll be doing when you hop on the new world class rapid transit system aimed at combating congestion and providing a better service of public transport in Johannesburg. With affordable fares, and efficient and frequent buses, the transport is greatly accessible for mothers and children, the elderly and the disabled.
They run in exclusive lanes in the centre of the existing roads and the 75 or 112 person capacity buses operate from around 150 stations positioned half a kilometer apart across the city. They run every three minutes during peak times and every 10 minutes in off peak times from 5am to 12am. Routes cover 300km meaning 80% of the residents and visitors will be able to hop on board to get around.
Tickets must be bought before getting on the bus from any of the Rea Vaya stations or from selected shops. They must be purchased by cash, not cards and cannot be bought from a bus driver (unless you're there for a while and fancy purchasing a smartcard, which allows you to only pay for the distance you travel and doesn't require cash).
The tickets are colour coded according to their routes taken:
Red tickets: trunk route.
Green/Turqouise tickets: inner city circular routes.
Dark Blue tickets: full trip from feeder routes to CBD.
Best For Whom
- Mature Travellers