How To Reach Johannesburg

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How to Reach Johannesburg from India

South Africa and India are very well connected through the splendid air network. The major airlines connecting Johannesburg with the Indian cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata include Etihad Airways, Emirates and Airlines. These airlines fly almost daily between the two nations. However, owing to the large distance between the two countries, there is hardly any direct flight.

How to reach Johannesburg by flight

The O.R. Tambo International Airport is almost fourteen miles away from the Johannesburg city centre. Having six different terminals, the journey from airport to the main city or vice versa is met by a variety of options. Tourists can take a bus or a train. There are a plenty of taxis and cabs also available just outside the airport , which can easily drop you off at your desired location. If you want to pamper yourself with a luxurious travel, then you may also book ¾a limo to your hotel.

How to reach Johannesburg by road

There are several taxi and cab operators in the city which would directly pick you up from your location and drop you off to your desired stop. The major cab agencies running in the city are Rose Taxis, Taxi Coner and Taxi Club.

How to reach Johannesburg by train

Gautrain is an excellent and an inexpensive mode of transport, running from the airport to the Sandton. It covers a lot of places in a very short duration. The trains are modern and new and extremely efficient. The traditional rail networks are also intact with railways being operated by Parastatal. These trains are a useful transport to urban as well as local regions in and around Johannesburg.

How to reach Johannesburg by bus

Metrobus, which was setup as a company in the year 2000, is wholly owned by the city of Johannesburg. The buses run in the entire city and take you places at a very cheap price.

Local transport in Johannesburg

Intra city travel in Johannesburg can be a little difficult, as it is not very systematic. The available options include: Minibus taxis - Various hand signals signify the direction or the place where the minibus taxi would take you. Knowing these signs would very much come handy. Metered taxis - Not the ones you would find around the corner of a street. They have to be called up to book a ride. Metro - Cheapest of all and beneficial for the workers. Connects central Johannesburg to the main business districts. It connects Johannesburg, Pretoria, Sandton and The OR Tambo International Airport while stopping at various suburbs. All you need is a Gold Card to travel through the city's prestigious Gautrain. As you get off the station you will find Gautrain feeder buses for which you can pay using the Gold Card too. They are at intervals of 20 to 40 minutes and run between 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM. Prices differ based on travel time. Route maps for the buses can be found at every station. Uber - Like most major cities in the world, Uber is available here for safe and quick taxi service. City Sightseeing Bus - ¾This Hop-on Hop-off red bus takes a circular route around the city and conveniently shows off the city's beauty in a span of two hours with 11 stops. The first bus leaves the park station at 9:00 AM and the last one at 3:40 PM at intervals of 40 minutes on the weekdays and 30 minutes on the weekends. Tickets for adults costs ZAR 170 offline and ZAR 130 online. For ¾children between 5 and 15 it is ZAR 80. The city provides you with two more options: 1. Soweto - from the Gold Reef City stop there is an option to take up a two hour tour of Soweto. This bus is at an interval of an hour from 10:00 AM. 2.Maboneng - This shuttle takes you to a 1.5 hours of on-foot tour toward inner street ¾full of street art, galleries, shops, lovely cafes etc. This is available from Thursday to Saturday at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. On Sundays can be availed every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM to 1:3

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