Gauteng commuters can now get all the details on Gautrain prices for 2022, including the schedule and times, after the service published PDF timetables on its website this week.
The new Gautrain fares will come into effect on 1 June 2022 and will depend on whether you’re commuting during peak times or off-peak times.
Peak and off-peak times
“Peak fares indicated in orange are applied when you access the Gautrain system between 06h00 and 08h30, between 16h00 and 18h30 on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays,” the Gautrain Management Agency said.
“Off-peak fares indicated in green are applied when you access the Gautrain system before 06h00, between 08h30 and 16h00 or after 18h30 on weekdays.”
For Pay-As-You-Go commuters, the minimum available value on a Gautrain card is R32 while the maximum that can be loaded is R3,200.
“Simply load your preferred Pay-As-You-Go value onto your Gautrain Card and the correct fare will be automatically deducted from your Card when tagging out,” the Agency explained.
“For a trial period, high-peak fares (Red Fares) have been suspended when travelling in the high peak period. While the high-peak fares no longer apply, expect more congested trains, platforms and stations. For your comfort, we recommend that you travel off-peak. Depending on capacity constraints, we may re-introduce the high-peak fares at a later date.”
Gautrain prices in 2022
The cheapest Gautrain ticket price in 2022 is R32 while the most expensive is R217, which is what one would pay to commute between Hatfield and OR Tambo International Airport.
Below is a summary of Gautrain fares:
Pay-As-You-Go Gautrain fares (peak)
Weekly train product
Monthly train product
Single trip product
Return trip product
“Single and Return Train Trip Products are recommended if travelling during peak period. If travelling during off-peak periods, we recommend that you use Pay-As-You-Go as the fare will be lower,” Gautrain advised.
You can view the full PDF document detailing the fares and prices, including parking fees, on the official website.
Gautrain schedule 2022
Here’s the 2022 Gautrain schedule’s opening and closing times:
You can view the full PDF schedule, which includes all the departure and arrival times throughout the day, on the Gautrain Alerts website.