Gauteng's Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail service. It currently offers two routes: a north-south link between Johannesburg and Tshwane (Park Station, Rosebank, Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria Central and Hatfield), and a link between Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport (east-west link, with stops at Marlboro and Rhodesfield).
Trains depart at 10-minute intervals during peak times and at 20-minute intervals during off-peak times. On weekends and public holidays, trains depart at 30-minute intervals.
To cater for commuters and businesspeople who need to catch early or late flights, Gautrain’s airport service (Sandton to OR Tambo International Airport and vice versa) offers earlier trains in the mornings and later trains in the evenings. During the week, the first train leaves the business hub of Sandton at 4.50am and the last train leaves from OR Tambo at 9.04pm.
To access the Gautrain, passengers are required to possess a Gautrain card that can be loaded with the requisite amount for a trip, and reused when necessary. Passengers can buy these cards at any Gautrain station or from vending machines located along certain Gautrain bus routes.
Gautrain offers a bus service through suburbs close to Gautrain stations (except the OR Tambo International Airport station) to make commuting more convenient
All Gautrain stations are designed to facilitate passengers with disabilities. The trains allow for wheelchair access and designated areas are demarcated for disabled passengers. Every second Gautrain bus is equipped with a wheelchair ramp and drivers will assist with access on request. Guide dogs for the visually impaired are welcome aboard the Gautrain.