Autopax: Translux | City-to-City
Autopax is the bus company which is a wholly owned subsidiary of PRASA, and has
as its main object and business, the long distance road transportation of passengers.
Autopax is operating the following established brands: Translux and City-to-City
and runs on a commercial basis, transporting 2.6 million passengers per year on
50 000 bus trips, travelling a distance of 42,2 million kilometres per year.
The company had until recently operated with an aged bus fleet of approximately
152 buses. The fleet was recapitalised at the start of 2010/11, mainly as a strategic
decision of its sole shareholder to provide support for the 2010 Soccer World Cup
project. The size of the fleet increased to 722 buses with 500 new buses acquired.
The mandate of Autopax is to consolidate its market share and operating on a fully
commercial basis, support rail operations through effective feeder and distribution
services and also to offer services to cities and municipalities in rural areas.
The focus for Autopax is to determine the required fleet to sustain and expand the
service in support of the turnaround strategy for the subsidiary given the competitive
A luxury long distance inter-city established operator, servicing more than 100
destinations throughout Southern Africa. Translux has double and single decker luxury
coaches in its fleet, which are designed and built to world standards.
A semi-luxury, no-frills long-distance operator, providing regional services to
various destinations across South African. Its route network covers most parts of
South Africa and crosses borders to neighbouring countries like Lesotho, Malawi,
Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. City-to-City has also committed to serve
and provide long transport distance services to the mining communities. One of the
major advantages of travelling with City-to-City is its affordability. Investments
in new vehicles have further enhanced the level of comfort, safety and reliability.