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 R34 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.