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Review of Gautrain

Gautrain
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
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$14.12*
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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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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.
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Fast, efficient and clean. Just don't do anything to tick off the security gaurds. These guys have a mandate to be priggish and prickly (saw one tell another guy to throw away his gum)

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

The Gautrain is as good as you get in any modern city with state of the art transport that whisks you to and from the airport in minimal time. The train is brilliant - its modern, spotlessly clean (read my Paris hotel review, where I lament the quality of the Parisian metro), and its VERY safe as security is super strict. Its well priced and use it with confidence - as so many commuters do. The travel time is around 20min to Sandton ex OR Tambo Airport (not sure about time to Pretoria as that involves a change over).

One gripe is that the car rental depots in Sandton are across a busy road, not close enough to the station for my liking, and if you arrive with lots of luggage the car hire is not convenient. The train does not service Lanseria Airport which is a pity.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Great train journey, clean and efficient and fast into Sandton. Should you wish to travel to Hatfield, Pretoria fares are cheaper and also great journey. Takes the strain out of the trip to and from the airport.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Used this service from Melrose Arch to Rosebank, It was a very pleasant experience if I had to grumble it would be that the lift was out of action at Rosebank that want a trek down aargh flight of stairs not normally a problem but on this day ad my grandson and pushchair with me,
You cannot ay on the bus section so if you pan to use you must get a ticket from the station and re laid with credits
The actual buses were very clean and the driver was very polite and helpful defiantly a good service to use from airport or between shopping areas

Thank ThailandAddict
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Have used the service between Sandton & OR Tambo a number of times, and every time I get a thrill at the speed and efficiency of this service …… totally world class! For the cost of the fare (currently R115 per person one way / most expensive one-way fare) it’s a no brainer to even consider any other form of transport between these two points …… unless you want to sit in traffic jams en route and then hunt around for parking at OR Tambo, or pay loads more for a taxi or private transfer?

Thank 682Joanne
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