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Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 759 7217
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Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service for Gauteng, a province regarded as the economic heartland of South Africa.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“tambo airport” (260 reviews)
“sandton station” (133 reviews)
Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 759 7217
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Reviewed yesterday

Used the Gautrain to travel in Johannesburg and find it very nice. hoever beware if you are in a hurry; the distances are very long and the escalators can be really time consuming. Seems safe. Wifi is available. Do check costs if you go to...More

Thank Ramesh B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gautrain is a very modern train. We took it from the airport to Rosebank. Purchasing tickets is a bit confusing (especially if you get the machine into the wrong language). You must by a RFID card and put value on it. Then you touch...More

Thank TravelTooMuch55
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best way to travel to and from O R Tombo airport. Fast, safe and very reasonable. Easy access at airport and in Sandton. Don't waist time with a taxi.

Thank Denis D
Reviewed 3 days ago

A reliable fast connection from Johannesburg to OR Tambo Airport. Clean train, few stops - not cheap. Sign posting a bit irritating when changing platforms.

Thank Liesel W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The train is excellent, but more expensive than Uber. About 20-30 minutes between Mandela Square and airport.

Thank FeLiveri20
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have travelled on public rail system in several countries and Gautrain is the cleanest and so far the safest. Always have to remind myself that I am in Africa. The only area of improvement would be the ticketing system can be very busy and...More

Thank martin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the quickest way to get to the airport and between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Safe to park your car and leave it at the stations.

Thank TwobeAlive
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the train from the airport and swiftly got to sandton. It was a beautiful and quick ride. Best train ride I ever had. To avoid traffic and drama on the streets pls utilize the gautrain

Thank clmk28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff at Rohedsfield station was very helpfull. The train was ontime for departure. Couches are neat and clean. Trip was very good and arrival at Sandton station was on time. Best ride in Johannesburg to save time.

Thank 459pieters
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gautrain is a great way to cover large areas between Johannesburg and Pretoria. It's a world class transport system and popular with travellers and business commuters alike. Convenient stops in Central Business Districts. Can be a touch expensive, but it might be worth the...More

Thank Nicola K
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Brendan F
30 September 2017|
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Response from 189ir | Reviewed this property |
Hi Brendan Since you will only be in Johannesburg for less than a week, your only option is buying a normal card/ticket that allows you to use the train and buses whenever you want to. The card itself costs a non-refundable... More
29 September 2017|
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Response from 189ir | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can purchase the ticket at the station. Check the gautrain website for the fares. From Rosebank to Hatfield Station it costs R55. With the exchange R10.60 to AUD1.00, we are talking AUD5.18.
31 July 2017|
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Response from Rachelle W | Reviewed this property |
I was a business traveler who only used the train for a round trip between Jburg and Pretoria. I had to buy a gold card, and yes everything is charged in one transaction. I cannot recall if I paid with cash or credit card... More