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South Africa Travel + Tourism Guide: Johannesburg Park Station

Johannesburg Park Station

Johannesburg Park Station is the largest station in Africa with trains to many destinations in the country.

Located north of the central business district, Johannesburg Park Station is a hub for both intercity and local trains in Gauteng province.

Johannesburg Park Station

Security at Park Station has improved with the installation of CCTV cameras and there are secure taxi ranks outside the arrivals hall. Buses and mini-buses run to almost everywhere outside the station.

Regarding security, care should be taken at all times in the station and the area around nearby Joubert Park and in the park itself which are considered no-go areas. Johannesburg Art Gallery is situated in the southern part of Joubert Park.

There are trains from Jo'burg to East London (20 hours) via Bloemfontein (9 hours) on the Amatola route as well as trains to Nelspruit via Pretoria (Komati), Cape Town (28 hours) via Kimberly (Trans Karoo) and to Durban (31 hours) via Ladysmith and Pietermaritzburg (Trans Natal).

International bus services from Jo'burg leave from Park Station. There are buses to Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. There are daily buses to Cape Town (19 hours), Bloemfontein (7 hours), Durban (8 hours), East London (15 hours), Port Elizabeth (15 hours), Nelspruit (5 hours), Polokwane (5 hours) and Pretoria (1 hour).

The Gautrain Rapid Rail line will be completed by 2011 and will connect Park Station to the suburbs of Rosebank, Sandton, Midrand and on to Pretoria. A new rail line will also connect OR Tambo International Airport with Sandton.

Johannesburg Park Station

Johannesburg Park Station Access

Johannesburg Park Station occupies the square formed by Wolmarans Street to the north, De Villiers Street to the south, Rissik Street to the west and Wanderers Street to the east.

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