Get ready to go to town for the Absa Joburg City Festival the easy way! The best way to enjoy the diverse line-up of shows, from Johnny Clegg to Loyisa Gola, Vimo & Friends, Professor, BCUC and Jack Parow , is to get yourself an integrated transport pass that will connect you to all the venues with safe parking, Rea Vaya buses, and the specially arranged Absa Joburg City Festival Newtown Shuttle.

The integrated transport solution enables you to party the night away, without worrying about driving and parking. With an Absa Joburg City Festival transport pass you can park your car safely, hop on a bus or shuttle and travel to the show of your choice in a chilled fashion, while taking in the amazing sights of the city.

All of the main festival venues and districts are within walking distance of Rea Vaya bus stations or our Newtown shuttle stops.

So the first thing to do for the Absa Joburg City Festival is to buy your transport pass on-line.

How? Go to

  1. Choose your parking area and buy a parking pass.
  2. Now buy your integrated transport pass that includes a Rea Vaya card, pre-loaded with travel funds and a Newtown shuttle wristband.
  3. Print out your online ticket and redeem this for the physical transport pass and wristband at your designated parking area.

Apart from the many great concerts and events for the Absa Joburg City Festival, the transport pass is ideal for anyone travelling to associated events such as Vodacom In the City on Mary Fitzgerald Square on Fri 3 Oct, the Springbok vs All Blacks game at Ellis Park  on Sat 4 Oct or the Boktown being hosted at the Absa Campus on the Saturday too .

Routes & Schedules

Don’t despair if this sounds complicated. It is simple and easy to use. The festival transport map is also readily available on line, at select Rea Vaya stations and main festival venues. (See map below)

To make getting to and from the Absa Joburg City Festival even simpler, a special nighttime Rea Vaya festival service will run from 7 pm till midnight on the evenings of Friday 3 and Saturday 4 October (see the two dedicated night-time routes on the map).

On Saturday 4 October, to celebrate the first official Absa Boktown to take place in the city centre, Absa will make parking available for free at its campus (172 Fox Street). This parking is limited and available to Absa card holders only on a first come, first serve basis.

Transport Map

The map is available on


About the Absa Joburg City Festival

The Absa Joburg City Festival is an initiative of the Joburg City Tourism Association (JCTA), a voluntary group of businesses and organisations committed to growing the inner city’s tourism industry. The first Joburg City Festival took place in 2013.

Earlier this year, the JCTA appointed Live World Productions to produce the event on its behalf. The company includes Bassline (Brad Holmes and Lance  (HOW DID LANCE BECOME MICHAEL?!!!!) McCormack), Double G Media (Gerald Garner) and Pick n Pay Ticketing/Smartfan (Michael Canfield). Together, they provide significant expertise in inner city tourism, as well as communications, events, programming and ticketing.

The Festival programme covers 11 inner-city hubs, namely Absa Campus, Braamfontein, Constitution Hill, the Fashion District, Ferreirastown (Western Edge), Fordsburg, Maboneng, Marshalltown (Corporate Mining District), Milpark, Newtown and Fordsburg . Absa Campus and Newtown Junction will be focal points in terms of events and logistics.

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