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FARES
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 2018, the fares are as follows:

Journey length 2017/18 Fares 2018/19 Fares Fares gone up by
0 - 5km R7.00 R7.50 R0.50
5.1 - 10km R8.50 R9.00 R0.50
10.1 - 15km R10.50 R11.00 R0.50
15.1 - 25km R12.50 R13.00 R0.50
25.1 - 35km R13.50 R14.00 R0.50
More than 35km R14.50 R15.00 R0.50
Single trip card R15.00 R15.00 R0.00

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 occasional users who don’t want to own a smartcard, single and double trip cards are available for R15.00 (1 trip) and R30.00 (2 trips).

SMARTCARDS AND LOADING FEES
Rea Vaya Smartcards cost R30.00, 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 R15.00 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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