Cape Town's favourite bus service since 1861

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Welcome to Golden Arrow Bus Services. Having provided scheduled passenger services in Cape Town for over 150 years, we are driven by a commitment to meeting the mobility needs of our passengers in a safe, reliable and sustainable manner through the application of sound business and governance practices.


Golden Arrow is currently the only scheduled passenger transport operator in the Cape Metropole to have achieved prestigious government and industry recognized Road Transport Management System (RTMS) accreditation. The fleet is also the single largest accredited to date.


We currently operate 1046 buses during peak hours, serving 1300 routes, covering a total area of approximately 2460 Km² in metropolitan Cape Town. Our fleet travels 59.4 million kilometres, conveying 51.8 million passengers annually, at a rate of approximately 220 000 per week day.


In a rapidly changing and dynamic public transport landscape, Golden Arrow follows a continuous improvement approach to all aspects of its operations and customer relations. The company is well positioned to continue to make a positive contribution to road based public transport in Cape Town through partnering with all stakeholders in realizing government’s vision of making transport the heartbeat of South Africa’s economic growth and social development.