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“Efficient, safe, clean, convenient” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gautrain

Gautrain
Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
27 (11) 759 7217
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Ranked #2 of 121 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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.
Johannesburg
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“Efficient, safe, clean, convenient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I have only had really good experiences on the Gautrain. I admit I have only traveled to and from Rosebank to the Airport, but its clean, safe and on time. I have not utilised their bus system, so I cannot comment on that.

Visited June 2012
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“Zoom your way to Sandton from Or Tambo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Quick, efficient, safe and fast - great way to beat the traffic. Scenic views of suburbs previously unseen from the highway.

Visited September 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Amazing ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

As i came back from the SA vs Australia rugby game, the ambiance in the gautrain was brilliant.
i have used it twice and both times i did not have any troubles.
the Gautrain is a true show-case of how SA has grown and is now adapting to more European modes of transport. It's consistent increase of stations will allow it to soon connect the whole of Johannesburg.
overall, congrats to the South African government for building such mode of public transport

Visited September 2012
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Convenience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I catch the train everyday too and from work and the Gautrain is just clean, efficient and convenient. It really is a pleasure

Visited October 2012
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“Do Not Eat on the Gautrain!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My friend and I arrived in Joburg and hopped on the Gautrain to take to our hotel. It was perfect! Easy to buy tickets from machines, or else from live people to answer questions about routes. We found our routes easily, knew our stops and arrived without issue. The trains were so clean and well maintained! One note....do not eat on the train!! There is a huge fine (cannot recall amount...I think $100) for eating anything on the train. I think it is a good rule to keep the train and stations clean, but they are strict! My friend almost got busted, but she remembered and put her food away just in time! She even got told to spit her gum out! Overall, great experience, would definitely take it again without hesitation.

Visited June 2012
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