Before taking an A Re Yeng bus, students first have to purchase a connector card for R25. The cost of a trip depends on the distance travelled and is worked out according to a point system. For example, a trip of 0-3 km adds up to 8 points and would cost R9.50.

The A Re Yeng bus service goes past both Hatfield and Groenkloof campus. The bus servicing Hatfield campus runs from 06:00 to 20:00, while the bus for Groenkloof is operational from 06:00 till 19:00.

Lastly, students could make use of the Gautrain’s bus service. Like A Re Yeng, Gautrain commuters must buy a gold card for R14. The cost of using this service depends on whether you have used the train recently and if it is peak time or not. For students using the Gautrain, bus trips will cost R1 during off-peak hours and R7 in peak hours. To use only the bus service costs R14 in off-peak hours and R20 during peak time. The Gautrain buses in Pretoria service Arcadia, Brooklyn, Lynnwood and Menlyn. The Gautrain bus operates from 06:14 to 20:02.


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