Baz Bus Timetable, how it works?

I often get asked “How does it work, please explain?”

These are 3 main points to take note of on the timetable:

1. Days of Departure:

These are the scheduled departure days for each city along the route. For example, if you are in any city between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and you want to travel with Baz Bus to another city, the bus departs Cape Town on these days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Let us go on a virtual trip so you can get an idea of how to read the timetable. For example; you spent a few days exploring Cape Town and now plan to leave Cape Town and spend 2 nights in Swellendam. You have to check the timetable for the following information:

– Days of departure

 – Departure times

 – Shuttle notes (if applicable).

Days of departure:

Refer to the heading: Cape Town <-> Port Elizabeth section

Then refer to the sub heading on the left hand side of the timetable which lists the days of departure: Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

Departs Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat

2.Scheduled Departure Times

Now you have to check what time the bus will pick you up from your hostel in Cape Town and drop you off at the hostel in Swellendam.

Refer to the heading: Cape Town <-> Port Elizabeth section

You will see listed the pick up time for Cape Town is 07:15 –> 8:30am.

This means that Baz Bus will pick up passengers (including you) from all hostels in Cape Town between these times. There is also a specific hostel pick up time so please confirm the time with your hostel or the Baz Bus office. Now you want to know what time we will arrive in Swellendam.

Refer to the heading: Cape Town <-> Port Elizabeth section

You will see listed the drop off time for Swellendam is 11:45 –> 12.00pm.

All pick up and drop off times are the same for each city along the route. So you were dropped off in Swellendam at 11:45 –> 12.00pm so when Baz Bus picks you up again it will be the same time 11:45 –> 12.00pm.

Also, remember that you must be ready to leave at least 15 minutes prior to all scheduled departure times.

As our buses do not travel throughout the night we have 2 compulsory overnight stopovers which are Port Elizabeth and Durban.

3.Shuttle Services

To reach out of the way places or remote areas such as the Wild Coast etc, shuttle services are operated by the hostels in these remote areas. There are extra charges for these. Please contact the hostel of your choice for further details and to book your shuttle in these areas. For example if you choose to go to Coffee Bay please refer to the section: Shuttle Services  and then refer to the applicable shuttle note i.e.: Mthatha (Coffee Bay/ Mpande/ Port St Johns) #5 for details.

Enjoy your trip!!!