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Travelling with Gautrain: What is the Gautrain Bus and Gautrain Midibus?

Nov 26, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

As we all know, Gautrain is the golden thread that connects Gauteng. But once you’ve tapped out of the Gautrain Station and need to get to your destination, what options do you have to do so? Gautrain has two transport options that can connect you further – Gautrain Buses or Gautrain midibuses.  


Gautrain Buses  

Gautrain has 27 different bus routes from eight of the 10 Gautrain Stations (excluding Marlboro and OR Tambo International Airport). Gautrain Buses run during the week and are linked to train and station operating times.  

To use these buses, all you need to do is tap your Gautrain card and off you go! If you’re what they call a rail user during peak times, you’ll pay R9 for your bus trip and if you’re a non-rail user, during peak you’ll pay R22. For off-peak times, a rail user will pay R2 and a non-rail user will pay R15 per trip. Peak bus times are between 06h00 and 08h30 in the mornings and between 15h30 and 18h00 in the afternoons.   

Gautrain also runs two bus routes over the weekend – one from Midrand Station to Mall of Africa, the largest single-phase shopping mall built in Africa, and one from Pretoria Station to the beautiful Pretoria Zoo, stopping at various other destinations on route. 


Gautrain Midibuses 

Gautrain Midibuses offer nine additional routes, from the Sandton, Marlboro, Hatfield and Centurion Stations. These buses run during the week and are linked to train and station operating times.  

The 22-seater midibuses charge a standard R10 fee per route for all rail and non-rail users throughout the day. Tickets can conveniently be purchased at the Midibus Kiosks located at departure stations.  Gautrain runs a dedicated midibus route between the Sandton Station and Montecasino, Joburg’s top entertainment destination, on weekends. 

Big news! Gautrain will soon be introducing new Gautrain Midibus routes between the Rosebank Station and Parkhurst as well as Park Station and the south of Joburg. 

Together, the Gautrain Bus and Midibus services ensure that users get to their destinations safely and timeously. Gautrain enables you to explore Gauteng, connecting you to all that’s important. For more information about the various bus and midibus routes, visit Gautrain’s website. 


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