Johannesburg Transport Guide

As quite a sprawling city by area, getting around Jo'burg is really geared towards private or hire car travel. If you don't have a car at your disposal, here are some other ways to get from A to B in Jozi.

How to get around Johannesburg

Despite being South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg has limited convenient public transport that can hamper the travel plans of visitors. Metered taxis don't tend to cruise the streets looking for fares, so you'll need to call ahead for services. Buses cover 80 routes throughout the city, although the trains only run in the southern area of the city. The high-speed and safe Gautrain runs from the airport to select suburbs. Johannesburg also has the informal minibus 'taxi' system that covers the entire city. Popular with locals, it's cheap but does not run on timetables or to official stops and can be confusing to international visitors. Hiring a car is your best bet if you are on a limited schedule.