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“Safe, affordable, Gautrain is wonderful for tourists”
Review of Gautrain

Gautrain
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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #7 of 188 things to do in Johannesburg
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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 26, 2013

The trip from the ORTambo airport took just 15 minutes. Modern, fast and very safe, the Gautrain is a welcome service from the airport to major centres like Sandton, where most of the tourists hotels are now situated away from the old downtown Johannesburg city. It also connects to Rosebank (more hotels) and Pretoria, which you change lines at Marlboro. It only costs around 10 Euro for the trip, but you buy a card (another 10 Euro) which you can load with more money for more trips.
Once in Sandton, the station is well situated a few metres from the Nelson Mandela Square, with shopping centres, Hotels (all within walking distance and very safe). Hours of operation starts at 05h30 for the first train and stop at 20h30 for the last train. So if you have a late arrival flight, you will have to take an airport transfer service.
I highly recommend this service for all travellers, most of all its safe, clean and very efficient.

Thank ThornteeTours
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Had to ride this train after seeing the photographs -it is clean fast and punctual. Lots of parking too! However, heed the sign of no gum, candy or liquids - you can be fined - but the train will remain clean and a pleasure to ride for many years because of these "nos". Get the train to PARK station and then try the new (Jan 2013) Hop on Hop off red bus to take you to many locations in Jo'Burg. As a tourist it was a train and bus day to rave about.

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Just loved the fact that we have this wonderful service at last in Johannesburg. No more driving to the airport for me.

Thank Janine H
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The Gautrain is perfect for travellers wanting to go between the 'hubs' in JHB. It doesn't run into the late night, so be careful.

Also, you can be fined for eating, drinking and chewing gum on the train.

Thank zaamissbowtie
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Driving to Sandton every day is so yesterday! Who wants to sit in traffic bearing the brunt of all the other drivers and their "fantastic driving skill" every morning? The train is clean quite and mostly on time. NO STRESS and I can listen to good music while I travel on my iPod.

Thank HermanK449
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