Traffic in South Africa

In this country, we estimate that each passenger produces approximately 2,296.75kg of CO2 annually as a result of commuting to work or school. To counterbalance this carbon emission, it would require approximately 105.50 trees per passenger to produce enough oxygen. The following formulas are used to make these estimations.

Main Means of Transportation to Work or School

Working from Home 2.96%
Walking 3.43%
Car 89.01%
Bike 0.24%
Motorbike 2.36%
Bus/Trolleybus 1.42%
Tram/Streetcar 0.00%
Train/Metro 0.59%

Average when primarily using Walking

Distance 5.11 km
Walking 22.41 min
Waiting 0.86 min
Driving Car 5.03 min
Bike 0.03 min
Motor Bike 0.10 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 0.41 min
Train/Metro Ride 0.34 min
Overall 29.21 min

Average when primarily using Car

Distance 22.32 km
Walking 0.37 min
Waiting 0.07 min
Driving Car 38.60 min
Overall 39.04 min

Average when primarily using Bike

Distance 7.50 km
Bike 25.00 min
Overall 25.00 min

Average when primarily using Motorbike

Distance 25.77 km
Walking 1.75 min
Motor Bike 31.65 min
Overall 33.40 min

Average when primarily using Bus/Trolleybus

Distance 11.48 km
Walking 7.58 min
Waiting 7.83 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 36.17 min
Overall 51.58 min

Average when primarily using Train/Metro

Distance 27.40 km
Walking 14.00 min
Waiting 16.00 min
Bus/Trolleybus Ride 4.00 min
Train/Metro Ride 27.60 min
Overall 67.60 min

Overall Average Travel Time and Distance to Work (School)

Distance 21.59 km
Overall 38.78 min

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Last update: May 2024

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 5 years.

Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.

By City in South Africa

Rank
City
Traffic Index
Time Index
(in minutes)
Time Exp. Index
Inefficiency Index
CO2 Emission Index
Pretoria 228.1 45.0 3491.8 313.5 11303.5
Cape Town 209.3 42.5 2454.0 249.7 10279.1
Johannesburg 202.6 41.0 1904.5 248.2 10455.9
Durban 119.1 25.5 25.7 119.1 6027.6
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