Getting around Joburg for visitors can be confusing. However this fast paced city of ours need not be.
The Gautrain rapid train service links Joburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International airport. The main line starts at Park Station (Braamfontein) stopping at Rosebank, Sandton, Malboro, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria central and Hatfield. You can connect to the airport line via Sandton or Malboro stations. The Gautrain bus networks links stations to nearby suburbs. Buy a Gautrain Gold Card at the Gautrain stations and load it with a minimum of R25 credit.
Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transport System (BRT)
Rea Vaya BRT routes run between the Joburg city centre and surrounds to Soweto and, but their services are limited to certain areas.
Uber and Taxify
If you have a smartphone UBER or TAXIFY ride-hailing apps are probably the most familiar options to you. First time users can use the Uber code 6bs8f on Uber to get R50 off their first ride or MZANSIGIRL on Taxify to get R150 off their first ride.
Prices can vary so, we’d recommend you get an idea of pricing before getting in.
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Mini Bus Taxis
Joburg’s most popular mode of transport for local residents are minibus taxis, but they are not easy to navigate as a tourist. Mini Bus Taxis are best used with a resident from the city.
On the whole Joburg can be a maze to navigate as a newbie relying on public transport alone. Hiring a car is generally your best option if you feel confident handling the city’s roads.
IAMJOBURG SHUTTLE FOR AFROPUNK
For the AFROPUNK 2017 period (27th – 31st December) there is a shuttle running around Joburg Inner City from 10am to 10pm.
The shuttle(s) will operate from 10h00 – 22h00 daily from 27 – 31 December.
The shuttle will only stop at the designated pick up/drop off points below.
a) Constitution Hill
b) Braamfontein – Once Hotel
c) Newtown -Word of Beer
d) Eloff Street
e) Maboneng – Curiocity Backpackers
f) Hallmark House
g) Ponte City
TICKETING & ACCESS TO THE SHUTTLES
• You will need to purchase shuttle tickets from IAMJOBURG (Online or at the Helpdesk at Conhill). NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON THE SHUTTLE
• Tickets sold will be in a form of Daily Pass or Full Event Pass
• A ticket is not limited to a number of stops (hop on hop off) per day
• A Day Pass ticket is valid for 12 hours per day
• A Full Event Pass is valid for 5 days (27 – 31 December 2017)
• Access will not be allowed in the shuttles without a ticket
GET SHUTTLE TICKETS HERE:
For groups 4 + people contact us here for special rates: firstname.lastname@example.org