#AsktheRedBusSA: hopping on, buying tickets and more
At City Sightseeing we often get questions about our tours, tickets, schedules, special offers and more. Here we list all you need to know about hopping on the red bus from where you start the tour, where to buy tickets and if you need to book in advance.
Where do I start the tour?
Joburg: You can start your tour at any of the stops along the City Tour or the Green Tour, but we recommend The Zone @ Rosebank (stop 1), whether you're connecting to the red bus via the Gautrain or using private transport, or Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (stop 13). There's free parking available at stop 13 on presentation of your City Sightseeing ticket.
Where can I buy tickets for City Sightseeing tours?
There are three ways to buy tickets:
- On the bus, at any one of our scheduled stops along the way (we have card machines available)
- At our tour offices. In Cape Town, there are tour offices at the V&A Waterfront and at 81 Long Street. In Joburg, our tour offices are situated at The Zone @ Rosebank (stop 1) and Gold Reef City Casino Hotel (stop 13)
- Online at a discounted price
Do I have to make a reservation?
You do not need to make a reservation in advance for the red bus tours, but buying your ticket online entitles you to a discount. Seats on the bus are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
It is recommended to book your seats for the The Cape Explorer: Cape Point Tour in advance as tickets are available from bus drivers, subject to availability. When booking, make sure you state your pick-up point. Tickets are only valid for stipulated day of booking.
All our tours are discounted if you buy your tickets online, you can buy these directly here.