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“The best and safest public transport in RSA”
Review of Gautrain

Gautrain
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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
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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 June 21, 2013

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.

1  Thank Zareen15
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

My wife and took a return trip to Pretoria and back to ORT international. The train was great comfortable and ON TIME. If you have not experienced it do it you will not be dissapointed

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We made a day of heading into Sandton for a family outing and the Gautrain Journey was a great big part of it. We got to chat and look at the views the whole way - it was fast, reliable, economical and a whole lot of fun.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have used the gautrain to get to Sandton from the OT airport a number of times and have found it convenient, clean and efficient. The service at the pay booths is good and security good. I would recommend using the gautrain.

Thank pusrp
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Weve used this a few times from Rhodesfield to Sandton and Hatfield. The facility is very clean and safe and not to expensive.

Thank James R
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