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Gautrain
Rapid Rail Link.

Gautrain Rapid Rail Link operates two lines :



1 : AIRPORT SERVICE

Between Sandton Central and OR Tambo International Airport.




2 : JOHANNESBURG / PRETORIA SERVICE

Between Johannesburg (Park Station) and Pretoria (Hatfield), passing through Sandton Central and Pretoria Central Station.



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The mass rapid rail system, which gets its name from a combination of the words, Gauteng - the local province (a Sesotho word that means "Place of Gold") and train, is an 80km (50mi) service that links the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria as well as the OR Tambo International Airport.

Passengers boarding the Gautrain in the Sandton Central station.
Passengers boarding the Gautrain in the Sandton Central station

By using one ticket, commuters can use the high speed train, parking facilities as well as the 125 luxury buses that travel the designated pick-up/drop-off routes, of up to 15kms from all stations.
These buses, nor specific Gautrain parking facilities, are available at OR Tambo International Airport.

Travelling at speeds of up to 160 km/h (100m/h), the journey between Johannesburg's Park Station and the Pretoria's Hatfield Station takes 42 minutes, and between Sandton Central Station and OR Tambo International Airport 14 minutes.

SANDTON STATION TO MONTECASINO
WEEKEND AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY ONLY
NON-STOP BUS SERVICE

A NON-STOP Gautrain bus service operates between Sandton Station and Montecasino on WEEKENDS and PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ONLY.
Buses leave every 45 minutes from both Sandton and Montecasino, between the hours of 08h15 (8.15am) and 19h30 (7.30pm).
Tickets cost R20 each way.

The buses leave from the PT-Level at Sandton station and from the Montecasino Palazzo circle off Montecasino Boulevard.

Tickets CANNOT be bought on the bus, but can be bought from either the Sandton ticket kiosk - where the bus leaves from, or from the Gautrain Gold Card kiosk at Montecasino.

Click here to see the Timetable for the Sandton Station to Montecasino weekend and public holiday shuttle bus service

The first journey carrying public, left Sandton Central for the OR Tambo International Airport at 05h24 on Tuesday 8th June 2010 - three days before the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
By 8th June 2011 - one year after operations began, Gautrain had carried 2.9-million passengers - a number higher than the expected target!
By comparison, New York's underground, carries 5 million passengers a day!
19 trains on the commuter system, made up of both four and eight carriages, and trains of four carriages on the airport link, service the network.
The carriages on the airport link are specially adapted to carry luggage and offer more luxurious seating.

Johannesburg's Park Station and the Pretoria Station both have direct acces to the national rail network.

The stations on the Commuter Line are :
Johannesburg Park Station (underground) - direct acces to the national rail network.
Rosebank (underground)
Sandton (underground) - change trains for the Airport if travelling from Johannesburg or Pretoria.
Marlboro (groundlevel) - change trains for the Airport if travelling from Pretoria.
Midrand (groundlevel)
Centurion (elevated)
Pretoria (groundlevel) - direct acces to the national rail network.
Hatfield (groundlevel)

The stations on the Airport Line are :
OR Tambo International Airport (elevated)
Rhodesfield (elevated)
Marlboro (groundlevel) - change trains here if travelling to Pretoria.
Sandton (underground) - change trains here if travelling to Johannesburg.


1 : AIRPORT SERVICE

COST
Note! Children under 3 years travel free.
SINGLE FARE, TO OR FROM OR TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
 Sandton   Marlboro   Rhodesfield        Rosebank    Park    Midrand        Centurion   Pretoria   Hatfield 
    R125     R125     R125     R135  R135    R135    R145    R145    R145


GAUTRAIN TIMETABLE
TRAINS RUN EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK
CLICK ON THESE LINKS FOR DETAILED TIMETABLES



Monday to Friday
05h24 - 08h30   (5.24am-8.30am)   :   every 12 minutes   :   Peak
08h30 - 16h00   (8.30am-4.00pm)   :   every 20 minutes   :   Off-peak
16h00 - 19h00   (4.00pm-7.00pm)   :   every 12 minutes   :   Peak
19h00 - 20h30   (7.00pm-8.30pm)   :   every 20 minutes   :   Off-peak


The first train leaves Sandton at : 05h24 (5.24am)
The last train leaves Sandton at : 20h30 (8.30pm)

The first train leaves OR Tambo Airport at : 05h30 (5.30am)
The last train leaves OR Tambo Airport at : 20h30 (8.30pm)

Weekends and Holidays
05h30 - 20h30   (5.30am-8.30pm)   :   every 30 minutes

Buses do NOT operate on weekends and public holidays.

The first train leaves Sandton at : 05h27 (5.27am)
The last train leaves Sandton at : 20h30 (8.30pm)

The first train leaves OR Tambo Airport at : 05h27 (5.27am)
The last train leaves OR Tambo Airport at : 20h30 (8.30pm)


GAUTRAIN STATIONS

Sandton Central (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S26.107800° E028.057500°)
Station opens at 05h05 (5.05am) and closes at 21h20 (9.20pm)
Situated deep under Rivonia Road (45m/148ft), between West and 5th Streets, in the Sandton CBD.
The station has two levels of platforms - an upper for the Johannesburg/Pretoria line (Platform A for Hatfield, and Platform B for Johannesburg Park Station), and a lower, Platform C, which is the terminal for the OR Tambo International Airport line.
The pedestrian entrance to the Sandton Station is on the corner of West Street and Rivonia Road - diagonally across the road from the Radison Blu "Gautrain Hotel" (Phone: +27 (11) 286-1000)
The vehicle entrance to the multi-level parking, is a little further up West street, away from the corner with Rivonia Road.
The Sandton City Shopping Mall (500m) and the Mandela Square Shopping Mall (400m) are adjacent to the Sandton station and a five minute walk away.
A number of restaurants and banks as well as numerous Hotels are in the vicinity of the station.

Marlboro Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S26.083750° E028.111957°)
Station opens at 05h15 (5.15am) and closes at 21h15 (9.15pm)
Next to the N3 Highway / Marlboro Drive interchange.
Close to the suburbs of Marlboro, Linbro Park, Alexandra and Rembrandt Park.
A shuttle bus service operates between Marlboro Station and Linbro Park. A ticket must be bought from the Marlboro Station's bus office, as the Gautrain Gold Card and cash are not accepted.

Rhodesfield Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S26.128204° E028.225347°)
Station opens at 05h15 (5.15am) and closes at 21h00 (9.00pm)
Situated on the corner of Anson and Ventura Streets, in the suburb of Rhodesfield, across the R24 highway from the OR Tambo Airport.
Built alongside the Passenger Rail Rhodesfield Station, for access to Metrorail services.
The feeder bus route (RF1) travels north through Kempton Park, and terminates in the suburb of Glen Marais.

Airport Terminal (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S26.132929° E028.231567°)
Station opens at 05h15 (5.15am) and closes at 21h00 (9.00pm)
The terminal at the Airport, is two levels above the Terminal A Arrivals and one level above the Terminal A Departures.
Access is via a lift from either the ground (Terminal A Arrivals) or first level (Terminal A Departures), as well as an escalator on the first level (Terminal A Departures) opposite the KFC outlet.


GAUTRAIN TICKETS

The single fare will automatically be deducted from your Gold card, if your journey starts or ends at the OR Tambo International Airport.
CASH is NOT accepted on the trains, on the buses or at parking exit gates.
Your "ticket" is a Gautrain Gold contactless smart Card.
You'll only be allowed access to the trains or the buses, with a valid smart Card.
This costs you R12-00 and becomes your property - valid for 3 years.
When you buy the card, you also pay for, and load, whatever amount of credit you choose, onto the card.
You can do this at the ticket offices and ticket vending machines at all Gautrain stations, as well as certain retail outlets in the environs of the bus routes that sell the card as well as credits.
Every time you use a train, bus or parking service, the amount due will be debited from your card.
You can register your Gautrain Gold Card at a ticket office so as to blacklistit should it be lost or stolen.
You need your ID card or Passport to do this.
Un-used credit on the missing card can be transferred to your new card.



GAUTRAIN CAR RENTAL

There are no car rental kiosks inside the stations.
Europcar and Avis have offices across the road from the Sandton Station, in Rivonia Road.


2 : JOHANNESBURG / PRETORIA SERVICE

FOUR TICKET OPTIONS
1 : PAY-AS-YOU-GO SINGLE FARE
2 : OFF-PEAK SINGLE FARE (Save roughly 15%!!)
3 : 7 DAY TRAIN PASS (Roughly 10% Saving!!)
4 : 35 DAY TRAIN PASS (Roughly 20% Saving!!)


1 : PAY-AS-YOU-GO SINGLE FARE
Must have R21 available on your Gold Card to enter any fare gate.
 Park   Rosebank   Sandton   Marlboro   Midrand   Centurion   Pretoria   Hatfield   Rhodesfield 
Park      R21     R23     R26     R33      R47     R53    R57      R33
Rosebank   R21     R21     R23     R30      R43     R50    R53      R31
Sandton   R23      R21     R21     R26      R41     R47    R50      R29
Marlboro   R26      R23     R21     R24      R33     R43    R47      R24
Midrand   R33      R30     R26     R24      R26     R33    R40      R31
Centurion   R47      R43     R41     R33     R26     R24    R26      R45
Pretoria   R53      R50     R47     R43     R33      R24    R21      R50
Hatfield   R57      R53     R50     R47     R40      R26     R21      R53
Rhodesfield   R33      R31     R29     R24     R31      R45     R50    R53


Save +-15%!
2 : OFF-PEAK SINGLE FARE (Save roughly 15%!!)
 Park   Rosebank   Sandton   Marlboro   Midrand   Centurion   Pretoria   Hatfield   Rhodesfield 
Park      R18     R20     R23     R29      R40     R46    R49      R29
Rosebank   R18     R18     R20     R26      R37     R43    R46      R27
Sandton   R20      R18     R18     R23      R35     R40    R43      R25
Marlboro   R23      R20     R18     R21      R29     R37    R40      R21
Midrand   R29      R26     R23     R21      R23     R29    R34      R27
Centurion   R40      R37     R35     R29     R23     R21    R23      R39
Pretoria   R46      R43     R40     R37     R29      R21    R18      R43
Hatfield   R49      R46     R43     R40     R34      R23     R18      R46
Rhodesfield   R31      R29     R27     R23     R29      R41     R46    R49


Save +-10%!
3 : 7 DAY TRAIN PASS (Roughly 10% Saving!!)
10 single trips between 2 pre-chosen stations. Valid for 7 days.
 Park   Rosebank   Sandton   Marlboro   Midrand   Centurion   Pretoria   Hatfield   Rhodesfield 
Park      R189     R207     R234     R297      R423     R477    R513      R297
Rosebank   R189     R189     R207     R270      R387     R450    R477      R279
Sandton   R207      R189     R189     R234      R369     R423    R450      R261
Marlboro   R234      R207     R189     R216      R297     R387    R423      R216
Midrand   R297      R270     R234     R216      R234     R297    R360      R279
Centurion   R423      R387     R369     R297     R234     R216    R234      R405
Pretoria   R477      R450     R423     R387     R297      R216    R189      R450
Hatfield   R513      R477     R450     R423     R360      R234     R189      R477
Rhodesfield   R297      R279     R261     R216     R279      R405     R450    R477


Save +-10%!
4 : 35 DAY TRAIN PASS (Roughly 20% Saving!!)
44 single trips between 2 pre-chosen stations. Valid for 35 days.
 Park   Rosebank   Sandton   Marlboro   Midrand   Centurion   Pretoria   Hatfield   Rhodesfield 
Park      R740     R810     R916     R1162      R1655     R1866    R2007      R1162
Rosebank   R740     R740     R810     R1056      R1514     R1760    R1866      R1092
Sandton   R810      R740     R740     R916      R1444     R1655    R1760      R1021
Marlboro   R916      R810     R740     R845      R1162     R1514    R1655      R845
Midrand   R1162      R1056     R916     R845      R916     R1162    R1408      R1092
Centurion   R1655      R1514     R1444     R1162     R916     R845    R916      R1584
Pretoria   R1866      R1760     R1655     R1514     R1162      R845    R740      R1760
Hatfield   R2007      R1866     R1760     R1655     R1408      R916     R740      R1866
Rhodesfield   R1162      R1092     R1021     R845     R1092      R1584     R1760    R1866


GAUTRAIN TIMETABLE
TRAINS RUN EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK
CLICK ON THESE LINKS FOR DETAILED TIMETABLES



Monday to Friday
05h24 - 09h00   (5.24am-9.00am)   :   every 12 minutes   :   Peak
09h18 - 14h38   (9.18am-2.38pm)   :   every 20 minutes   :   Off-peak
14h50 - 18h50   (2.50pm-6.50pm)   :   every 12 minutes   :   Peak
19h10 - 20h30   (7.10pm-8.30pm)   :   every 20 minutes   :   Off-peak


The first train leaves Park at 05h24 (5.24am).
The last train leaves Park at 20h30 (8.30pm).

The first train leaves Hatfield at 05h26 (5.26am).
The last train leaves Hatfield at 20h30 (8.30pm).

Weekends and Holidays
05h26 - 20h30   (5.26am-8.30pm)   :   every 30 minutes

Buses do NOT operate on weekends and public holidays.

The first train leaves Park at 05h30 (5.30am).
The last train leaves Park at 20h30 (8.30pm).

The first train leaves Hatfield at 05h26 (5.26am).
The last train leaves Hatfield at 20h30 (8.30pm).

The interior of a coach on the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link.
The interior of a coach on the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link


GAUTRAIN STATIONS

Park Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S26.195533° E028.041550°)
Station opens at 05h09 (5.09am) and closes at 21h30 (9.30pm)
Situated north of the Johannesburg Park Station in Braamfontein, beneath Smit and Wolmarans Streets.
There are two pedestrian entrances. One between the northern exit of the Johannesburg Park Station and Wolmarans Street and the second on the corner of Eloff and Wolmarans Streets.
The entrance to the car park, as well as the pedestrian drop off, is in Eloff Street, just off Wolmarans Street.
The Gautrain bus stops are in Wolmarans Street.

To access the Gautrain from the Shosholoza Meyl Passenger Train, go up one level from the Shosholoza platfrom - into the concourse, and go up the escalators near the Main Line Train Platfroms 15/16 exit.
Once off the escalators, turn left into the car park.
Once in the car park, turn right and the Gautrain Park satation is ahead of you.
This is way through whilst the Gautrain link, which is expected to be completed in September 2013, is being contructed.

To access the Gautrain from the Main Line Buses (Intercape, Greyhound etc), walk into the main station concourse building, and go up the escalators near the Main Line Train Platfroms 15/16 exit.
Once of the escalators, turn left into the car park.
Once in the car park, turn right and the Gautrain Park satation is ahead of you.
This is way through whilst the Gautrain link, which is expected to be completed in September 2013, is being contructed.

These are the travel times from Park Station to :
Rosebank Station : 4 minutes
Sandton Station : 8 minutes
Marlboro Station : 12 minutes
Midrand Station : 18 minutes
Centurion Station : 27 minutes
Pretoria Station : 35 minutes
Hatfield Station : 42 minutes

Rosebank Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S26.146605° E028.044734°)
Station opens at 05h10 (5.10am) and closes at 21h20 (9.20pm)
Situated in Oxford road, between Baker Street and Biermann Avenue.
There is a passenger drop off point in the parking garage, with access from both Oxford road and Baker Street.
Click here to see the four feeder bus routes that service the suburbs of Highlands North (RB1); Melrose Arch (RB2); Illovo (RB3) and Craighall (RB4)

Sandton Central (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S26.107800° E028.057500°)
Station opens at 05h05 (5.05am) and closes at 21h20 (9.20pm)
Situated deep under Rivonia Road, between West and 5th Streets, Sandton CBD.
The pedestrian entrance to the Sandton Station is on the corner of West Street and Rivonia Road - diagonally across the road from the Radison Blu "Gautrain Hotel".
The vehicle entrance to the multi-level parking, is a little further up West street, away from the corner with Rivonia Road.
The Sandton City Shopping Mall and the Mandela Square Shopping Mall are adjacent to the Sandton station, with a number of restaurants and banks.
Numerous Hotels are in the vicinity of the station.
The feeder bus routes service the Sandton CBD loop (S1), and terminate in the suburbs of Gallo Manor (S2); Rivonia (S3); Randburg (S4) and Fourways (S5).


Marlboro Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S26.083750° E028.111957°)
Station opens at 05h15 (5.15am) and closes at 21h15 (9.15pm)
Next to the N3 Highway / Marlboro Drive interchange.
Close to the suburbs of Marlboro, Linbro Park, Alexandra and Rembrandt Park.
A shuttle bus service operates between Marlboro Station and Linbro Park. A ticket must be bought from the Marlboro Station's bus office, as the Gautrain Gold Card and cash are not accepted.

Midrand Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S25.995739° E028.136057°)
Station opens at 05h25 (5.25am) and closes at 21h10 (9.10pm)
Adjacent to the Old Pretoria-Johannesburg Road (R101), off Grand Central Boulevard and South of Grand Central Airport.
The feeder bus routes terminate in the suburbs of Randjespark (M1); Noordwyk (M2) and Sunninghill (M3).

Centurion Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S25.851672° E028.189760°)
Station opens at 05h25 (5.25am) and closes at 21h15 (9.15pm)
Situated to the east of the Centurion Lake, in West Avenue, between Lenchen Avenue and Hendrik Verwoerd Drive.
The feeder bus routes terminate in the suburbs of Highveld Techno Park (C1); Rooihuiskraal (C2); Wierda Park (C3) and Southdowns (C4).

Pretoria Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S25.758655° E028.190293°)
Station opens at 05h15 (5.15am) and closes at 21h20 (9.20pm)
Situated adjacent to the Pretoria Railway Station, with the entrance in Railway Street.
The feeder bus operates two routes through the Pretoria CBD - Outer (P1) and Inner (P2).

Hatfield Station (GPS hdd.dddddd° : S25.747516° E028.237751°)
Station opens at 05h10 (5.10am) and closes at 21h30 (9.30pm)
Situated in Grosvenor Street on the corner of Arcadia street, Hatfield.
The feeder bus routes terminate in the suburbs of Brooklyn (H1); CSIR (H2); Arcadia (H3); Waverley (H4) and Menlyn (H5).


GAUTRAIN TICKETS

CASH is NOT accepted on the trains, on the buses or at parking exit gates.
Your "ticket" is a Gautrain Gold contactless smart Card.
You'll only be allowed access to the trains or the buses, with a valid smart Card.
This costs you R12-00 and becomes your property - valid for 3 years.
When you buy the card, you also pay for, and load, whatever amount of credit you choose, onto the card.
You can do this at the ticket offices and ticket vending machines at all Gautrain stations, as well as certain retail outlets in the environs of the bus routes that sell the card as well as credits.
Every time you use a train, bus or parking service, the amount due will be debited from your card.
You can register your Gautrain Gold Card at a ticket office so as to blacklistit should it be lost or stolen.
Un-used credit on the missing card can be transferred to your new card.


GAUTRAIN PARKING

Parkades are open from 05h00 - 21h00 (5.00am-9.00pm)
Parking is available at all stations.
You can use the station parkade without a Gautrain smart Card, as you'll be issued with a paper ticket.

First 15 mins : Free
15 mins - end of day : R15-00, if catching the train.
If you don't use the train, but just want to use the parking facilities - it's R100, after the first hour, for the first day.


GAUTRAIN FEEDER BUS FARES

TRAIN PASSENGER : R6.00 (if you use a bus and train within an hour of each other)

NON TRAIN PASSENGER : R20.00 (if you use a bus and DON'T use a train within an hour of each other)
Each station has specific feeder-bus routes operating from that station.


GAUTRAIN CUSTOMER CALL CENTRE

If you need to know more about the train or bus services, you can call these numbers :
Train   :   0800 GAUTRAIN (0800 428-87246) or 011 759-7217.
The 0800 number is toll free, and operates from 07h00 - 19h00 (7.00am-7.00pm) with a voicemail system after-hours.
Bus   :   010 223-1098

Numerous reports on the Gautrain Facebook page point to a somewhat slow, or non-existant response.

GAUTRAIN SAFETY AND SECURITY

The service is very secure, with security personnel present, both on and off the train.


Every attempt will be made to keep the information on this website relevant and up to date, but we accept no responsibility for consequences arising from errors or omissions.








Page uploaded : 18th June 2012
Page updated : 21st February 2014













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