From bus services to taxis and even car rentals, there’s a transport option for all budgets and needs that’ll get you around Johannesburg in no time. Take a look at these options below and see which one is best suited to your travel needs during your visit in the city.
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Enjoy the luxury of having your own mode of transport during your visit to the city with a rental car! From the moment you land in the city at one of the two provincial airports in Gauteng, you’ll have access to car rental service providers, offering a variety of cars within a range of budgets and styles. At O.R. Tambo Airport alone, you’ll find providers include Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, National, Thrifty, Payless, Alamo, Hertz, Dollar and SIXT. Also visit Avis, Xtreme Car Rental and Bidvest Car Rental.
Linking Joburg to Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and OR Tambo International Airport, the 80-kilometre commuter rail system, Gautrain, is a communal transport service for local businessmen and travellers alike. To plan your trip and around the city, visit their website and find your nearest train or bus station, view their train and bus routes, purchase a Gautrain card, and find out more about their schedules and fares. Also, click here for our Gautrain guide on what you need to know.
Ideal for commuters, travellers, tourists, or those just looking to get around in the city, there are a number of bus services operating within the city and beyond. There are a number of Gautrain buses that transport travelers either between different parts of town or to the O.R. Tambo Intenational Airport. There’s also Putco, Greyhound and the Johannesburg Metrobus service. And if you’re looking to commute between the ever-popular Sandton City and bustling Eastgate Shopping Centre, Zeelo offers a commuting service offering a whole new take on being stuck in traffic.
As the internet continues to grow and improve and make our everyday lives simpler and easier to navigate, so does the landscape of travel apps! Other than the ever-popular ride service, Uber, there’s now a wide selection of taxi apps for you to chose from. First up is the obvious option, Uber, which offers a variety of rides perfect for any occasion, be it a business meeting, an exciting party night out on the town, a special occasion, or a quick trip from point A to B. There’s also Taxify, Bolt, Orange Cabs, as well as Zebra Cabs. All these services have apps available on the Google Play and the App Store.
One of the easiest ways to travel within the city is via a taxi! Signalling with certain hand signs when hailing a taxi, you can head anywhere within Johannesburg. You’re bound to find a taxi anywhere and everywhere in Joburg at various designated taxi rank areas. Wondering what hand signals to use when commuting via taxi? Take a look at this quick guide to get you started.