I was a single lady traveller & had to get from airport to sandton, this was the fastest, cheapest & safest way to do so.
You can use the train service along with its shuttle buses from the same station using your gold card. However when I bought the gold card at O R Tambo station the agent at the ticket counter cheated me. I had made it very clear I wanted to use the train & the bus, she charged me 143 rand but gave me a credit of only 137 rand after which I couldn't use the bus, since I got confused as the signs outside the station said I need R20 credit in my card & I was left with only R12. But later upon reading about Gautrain more I figured out if you use the train & bus within 1hour together you are given a discount on your journey, so maybe I could have used the bus service.
It's fast & there are spaces to out your luggage. Almost runs every 20 mins, has lot of stations interconnecting with other lines that run elsewhere.
My gold card is now valid for 3 years I only need to top it up every time so I might definitely use gautrain again.
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