Golden Arrow bus Service has warned that more tariff increases may be necessary as the year progresses. The bus operator announced an 8% across-the-board fare increase, which came into effect on Monday 14 March 2022. Company spokesperson, Bronwen Dyke-Beyer, says the fare increase could not be avoided due to the company’s escalating operational costs. Where possible, Golden Arrow only implements one increase per year, however, Dyke-Beyer warns that a second fare hike may be a possibility.
She said the bus service now spends more than 81% more in diesel costs than it was 18 months ago. Fuel prices will continue to rise in next few months. A cash trip from Atlantis to Cape Town is now R43.00 from the previous R40.00, while weekly clip-card holders is now paying R32, 55 from the previous R30.15 per trip which is an escalation of R2.40 per trip.