Gautrain Alerts

Gautrain | For people on the move
As of Monday, 01 June, Gautrain operating hours will be extended, trains will operate daily between 05h30 & 20h30. On weekdays, trains will operate at 15-minute intervals in the peak (06h00 – 09h00 and 14h30 – 18h00) and at 30-minute intervals in the off-peak period. On weekends trains will operate at 30-minute intervals. Please be reminded, the Airport service remains suspended. Rail-users may park for FREE for the first 24 hrs, thereafter standard parking fares apply. All bus routes will be operated during weekdays only

How To Use The Bus Service

The Gautrain bus service provides safe, comfortable and reliable passage to and from all Gautrain stations, with the exception of the OR Tambo International Airport. Every second bus is equipped with a wheelchair ramp and a wheelchair bay. Please ask your driver for assistance. On most routes, and subject to road and traffic conditions, buses are provided every 12 minutes during peak times and every 20 minutes during off-peak times.

To use the bus service, a Gautrain Card with a minimum value of R30 loaded onto it or a Contactless bank card is required. No cash is accepted on trains, buses or at the station parking exit booms. We make every effort to ensure that the bus intervals are adhered to, however buses make use of public roads and are subject to road incidents and traffic congestion.

Rail-users enjoy discounted bus fares. To qualify, passengers must:

  • Tag onto a Gautrain bus within 1 hour of exiting the station with the same Gautrain card or Contactless bank card
  • Tag into a station within 1 hour of tagging onto a Gautrain bus with the same Gautrain card or Contactless bank card.

Boarding a Gautrain Bus

Please flag your bus when waiting at a Gautrain bus stop. To do so, please raise your hand as the bus approaches. Please note that should you not flag your bus, it may continue on its journey without stopping.

Tagging Onto a Gautrain Bus

When boarding a Gautrain bus, please ensure that you tag in by simply holding your Gautrain Card or Contactless bank card to the area indicated on the Card validator. Please wait for the green light and beep sound to ensure that your journey has been validated. See how.

Exiting a Gautrain Bus

Please press the buzzer to indicate your intention to disembark the bus. Your driver will be alerted of your intention and will stop at the next Gautrain bus stop. No tag-out is required when exiting the bus.

If you tag out using your Contactless bank card, you will be charged for two bus trips instead of one. To ensure you are charged rail-user fares when using the train, parking facility and bus, remember to use the same Contactless bank card or Gautrain card for your entire journey.

How to use the the bus service with a Contactless bank card