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Please note: When loading money onto your Rea Vaya Smartcard, a loading fee is automatically deducted, to cover bank administrative charges.

REA VAYA FARES

Rea Vaya is committed to providing Joburg commuters with affordable, accessible, safe and convenient public transport. Rea Vaya’s fares are worked out according to distance travelled, with the amount charged per kilometre decreasing as the length of your trip increases. As of 1 July 2019, the fares are as follows:

Journey length 2018/19 Fares 2019/20 Fares Fares gone up by
0 - 5km R7.50 R8.00 R0.50
5.1 - 10km R9.00 R9.60 R0.60
10.1 - 15km R11.00 R11.80 R0.80
15.1 - 25km R13.00 R13.90 R0.90
25.1 - 35km R14.00 R15.00 R1.00
More than 35km R15.00 R16.00 R1.00
Single trip card R20.00 R21.00 R1.00
Double Trip Card R40.00 R42.00 R2.00

Journey Fare Charges 2018/19 Fares 2019/20 Fares Charges gone up by
Smartcard R30.00 R32.00 R2.00
Penalty Fee for fare evasion R15.00 R16.00 R1.00
Inspection fare evasion penalty R33.50 R35.00 R1.50

10% DISCOUNT FOR OFF-PEAK TRAVEL
People travelling during off-peak hours – between 8:31 am and 2:59 pm on Mondays to Fridays, and any time on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays – will be charged 10% less. Single/double trip cards for users who don’t want to buy a smartcard, single trip cards are available at all Rea Vaya stations at a cost of R21.00 (single trip) and double trip cards for R42.00 (return trip).

SMARTCARDS AND LOADING FEES
Rea Vaya Smartcards cost R32.00, and are available at the following stations: Orlando Stadium, Diepkloof, UJ Kingsway, Park Station, Johannesburg Art Gallery, and Carlton Centre. Remember: you must have a minimum of R16.00 on your smartcard to be able to travel.

PENALTY FEES
If you do not tap in and tap out at the station gates or bus validators, the system will not be able to work out your correct fare based on the distance you have travelled.

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