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“Gautrain to Sandton”
Review of Gautrain

Gautrain
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$32.41*
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
Ranked #2 of 172 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.
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“Gautrain to Sandton”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

How far away is Sandton City from the Gaintrain station and is it safe to walk between Sandton City and station?

Visited June 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews
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“Its a train”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

I’m not really sure why public transport is regarded as an ‘attraction’. This train is no different really to the trains in Europe and the USA and is perhaps not comparable at all to the high tech, high-speed luxury commuter trains of the Far East. The Gautrain is clean but ticket prices are expensive. For locals not used to this type of transport, it may be a novelty, for international travelers, this is basic transport.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great way to travel !”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very clean train, great and safe to travel to and from the airport. Reasonable prices, comfortable. Great access to Sandton, Park and Pretoria Stations

Visited May 2014
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White River, South Africa
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65 reviews
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“Car Rental Cheaper”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Totally over priced for South Africans. The train is the same standard as the daily trains one can use in Europe for a fraction of the price. We now avoid the Gautrain. It is cheaper to rent a car in Pretoria and selected places and drop it off at the Airport. I suppose it is fine if it is your first time...but really a waste of money. We travel from Limpopo province and leave our car at a mall which is also a cheaper option as suppose to leaving the car at the airport.

Visited May 2014
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Cape Town
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Awesome: fast, reliable, clean, safe, bit pricey but worth it for zero traffic jams. No food or drink allowed in which kind of explains how clean the cabins are.

Visited June 2014
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