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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.
Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 759 7217
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

I've used the gautrain many time, both to the airport and to Hatfield from Sandton and its always been reliable and easy. its a safer version that driving and cheaper too! its also very safe with lots of security guards around always.

Thank Kirsten O
Reviewed 24 October 2012

I only did one trip on the Gautrain- from Sandton to the airport. It proved to be a convenient way for us to return to the East Rand where we were staying. It wasn't cheap, but it was cheaper than a taxi would have been....More

Thank charlesk199
Reviewed 23 October 2012

I got the chance to travel from OR Tambo airport to Sandton City station. Ig you travel by bus/car, it would take approximately 45 minutes. However, this train is fast... and only took 12 minutes from airport to Sandton. Other routes are also available but...More

1  Thank ashisharya
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Making trip from airport to Sandton a breeze. Fast and reliable and felt very safe with strong security presence.. NB no chewing gum allowed on the train.

Thank Gerrarddv
Reviewed 22 October 2012

very convenient to travel distances to work than sitting in traffic. affordable for workers. very pricy to use for travellers wanting to go to airport and back to travel overseas for a few days.

Thank H0lidaytrip
Reviewed 22 October 2012

The Gautrain rapid transfer system is one of the best run transportation facility in the world. Not only are the trains on time but the facilities, incuding stations are clean and well maintained.

Thank Tebogo K
Reviewed 19 October 2012

Fast, friendly and efficient. Staff always willing to help. Best way to travel to/from the airport with no worries or stress.

1  Thank Antje M
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I was concerned about traveling by train but this is the best and safest way to travel in JoBurg - especially from the airport. Clean nd secure

Thank Marika V
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I think the Gautrain is excellent as it is quick, effcient, neat and safe, I also like the fact that you can drop and pick up people very easily. 12 minutes from Sandton to the airport. Its cheaoer than a shullte service and there is...More

Thank Elvie007
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Gautrain compares well to the best rail services around the world for comfort and punctuality. It forms an excellent link between main centra in Gauteng and connects seamlessly to Johannesburg (OR Tambo) airport.

5  Thank ScubaZorro
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Mike H
22 September 2018|
Response from Thatchwood |
What time does the train leaves from Sandton to OR Tambo on 24th September 2018
Keira M
6 September 2018|
Response from Rosemary P | Reviewed this property |
There are off peak,peak and high peak fares however to the airport (yellow line)it’s peak fares and it cost around R160 or A$16 one way. Depends on exchange rate. Easy to find train station at airport. You will have to... More