GAUTRAIN BUS ROUTE GUIDES
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GAUTRAIN TICKET PRICES
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The fare policy is aimed at making the Gautrain attractive and affordable to broad sectors of the population without competing with existing modes of public transport. As a consequence, Gautrain commuter fares are typically lower than the cost of using a private vehicle for the same journey, but more expensive than those of existing minibus taxis, Metrobus and Metrorail fares.
Various travel options are available to commuters using trains, buses and parking or a combination of these features. Commuters who combine a bus trip or parking usage with a train journey will enjoy reduced rates on the bus and parking components. Special weekly and monthly packages are also available for regular users.
The system currently runs two train services:
The "Airport Service" will link Sandton to the O.R. Tambo International Airport. Airport passengers can board at any station and reach the airport via Sandton.
- The "Commuter Service" links all the stations with the exception of the airport.
Commuters can access all services by means of a contactless smart card – the Gautrain Gold Card. Cash is not accepted for passage on the buses or trains or at the parking exit gates. The Gautrain Gold Card allows seamless transfer between Gautrain's train, bus and parking services.
Gautrain Gold Cards are available from ticket offices and ticket vending machines at all stations as well as at selected retailers. Value can then be loaded onto the cards on an as-required basis and the cards can be re-used over and over again to pay for Gautrain services. Passengers also have the opportunity of registering their Gautrain Gold Cards at a ticket office which will enable the blacklisting of a card should it be lost or stolen. Un-used value on the card can then be transferred to a new card.
The train and bus services operate from Monday to Sunday between 05:30 to 20:30. Trains and buses will be available every 12 minutes during peak times (05:30 to 08:30 and 16:00 to 19:00), and every 20 minutes during off-peak times. On weekends the train service will be available every 30 minutes.
For more information please visit the highly informative Gautrain website: www.gautrain.co.za