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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandton station” (128 reviews)
“gold card” (105 reviews)
Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 759 7217
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a train that works, is on time and is clean - you can't ask for very much more in SA. Don't chew gum on the train

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very reliable and super fast. Also easy for people new to the city. The only problem is, it is not a 24-hour service, so make sure you check the timetable before you have to rely on it especially before 05:00 or after 21:30

Thank mchinoda
Reviewed 3 days ago

i have used Gautrain on many occasions. Reliable public transport, that is fast and safe. Does have minor issues occasionally, however the majority of the time the schedule and train stations are managed efficiently. Definitely worth the ride.

Thank MrsDas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always on time Quickest way to airport from Sandton. Clean Easy to access Transport available from station.

Thank Saul M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have taken the Gautrain quite a few times in the recent past. I found it to be very Convenient and safe ( as a single woman and a foreigner). The Gautrain is quite expensive if you were board the train at the Airport. I...More

Thank Barnali14
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a tip - have an easy read map of your destination handy. Remember, you don't have a car so this is a great way to explore your own backyard, so to speak. Travel light.

Thank MeeAndGee
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Gautrain is great fast clean and safe. it is a great commute between OR Tambo and Sandton under 30 min from OR to your Hotel is possible. With car it takes you more then double the time. Although it is great the payment card...More

Thank Ets10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the Gautrain from Rhodesfield station to Parktown with an exchange in Sandton. It was reasonably priced. It is very safe and clean. The train is super fast and stations are well-located. Somehow I was underwhelmed though. I was especially irritated that there was...More

Thank bradley cameron J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to do the train because we had heard so much about it. The experience was nice and the police presence was nice. I'm sure it could be helpful to those who could use it effectively.

Thank MarkFairhurst
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you do not have too many pieces of luggage it is the easiest way to travel to and from Sandton to the Airport. Brand new, comfortable, reliable and fast : 12 minutes door to door, no need to worry about traffic jams!

Thank BeneRousseau
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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
merle j
31 July 2017|
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Response from slakkie30 | Reviewed this property |
Marlbro Station is the change over.
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Ruairi S | Reviewed this property |
Service closes early - long before most evening entertainment and certainly long before the last flights arrive at the airport.