The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link was the first rapid rail network in Africa. The rail connection comprises two links, one between Tshwane and Johannesburg and the other between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. The system offers a fast, convenient, safe and efficient public transport service. It takes 15 minutes to travel from Sandton to OR Tambo International Airport on the Gautrain and 35 minutes from Pretoria in Tshwane to Park Station in Johannesburg.
The service has delivered at an excellence of 99% train availability and 98% train punctuality. A cash-free ticketing system and the use of reloadable smart cards, the Gold Card makes travelling on the Gautrain quick and convenient. Passengers can buy their Gold Cards at any Gautrain station as well as approved service outlets.
Buses and shuttles are available to transport passengers during weekdays to and from all stations excluding the OR Tambo International Airport station. The service comprises of a fleet of modern low-entrance and low-emission buses with comfortable seating, providing feeder and distribution services to and from the Gautrain stations.
Gautrain has aimed to provide a public transport service to alleviate traffic congestion. It is the back bone of an integrated public transport system; it complements and supplements other public transport modes in Gauteng, allowing citizens a safe, efficient and reliable transport solution.
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