is an 80-kilometre (50 mi) commuter rail
system in Gauteng
, South Africa, which links Johannesburg
and O. R. Tambo International Airport
Gautrain currently offers two distinct train services: an Airport Service linking Sandton and Marlboro to the OR Tambo International Airport and a Commuter Service linking Rhodesfield, Marlboro, and Sandton (east-west link) and Park, Rosebank, Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria Central and Hatfield (north-south link)
Gautrain train service
operates across Johannesburg, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni and also connects to the OR Tambo International Airport.
Gautrain bus service
offers over twenty bus routes that provide safe and efficient access to our train stations.
Parking and drop-off facilities
are available at all stations except for the OR Tambo International Airport Station.
Gautrain fares are calculated according to your time of travel. These times are divided as follows:
fares are applied when you access the Gautrain system on weekdays between 06h30 and 07h30 and when travelling in the direction indicated in the fare table available here
fares are applied when you access the Gautrain system between 06h00 and 08h30 (unless High-Peak applies), between 15h30 and 18h00 on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays.
fares are applied when you access the Gautrain system before 06h00, between 08h30 and 15h30 or after 18h00 on weekdays.
The Gautrain's bus and train services operate daily between 05h30am and 08:30pm. Scheduled departures can be accessed using the Gautrain app, at any Gautrain station or here
The train schedule differs in peak and off-peak periods as follows:
During Peak Periods trains depart at 10 minute intervals.
During the Off-Peak period trains depart at 20 minute intervals.
On weekends and public holidays, trains depart at 30 minute intervals.
Gautrain buses depart from stations and end stops at scheduled times. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that this service operates to schedule, the Gautrain buses make use of public roads and may be delayed during road incidents and traffic congestion. Gautrain bus routes are available here
, and the Gautrain app allows you to track your bus in real-time.
To access the Gautrain train or bus service, each passenger is required to possess a Gautrain Card with a minimum value of R25 loaded onto it. Gautrain Cards can be re-used by simply loading value as and when needed. The same Gautrain Card must be used to tag into and out of the stations, bus and parking. This will ensure that any applicable discounts are automatically calculated and deducted from your fare. Failure to tag out of the service may result in a penalty fee being applied.
Gautrain Cards can be purchased at any Gautrain station using either the Ticket Vending Machines (TVM) or the Ticket Office. The TVMs are similar to the ATM bank terminal and accepts cash and bank cards. Gautrain Cards can also be purchased from vending machines conveniently located along certain Gautrain bus routes. For more details of these locations, please visit this page