Metered taxis are also available throughout the city, although the most reliable way of getting a reputable taxi in good condition is phoning one of several cab companies in the city. Passengers should ensure that the driver switches his meter on, or that a fare is negotiated before embarking.
The Gautrain is a state-of-the-art rapid rail network in Gauteng. The rail connection comprises of two links, namely a link between Pretoria and Johannesburg and a link between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. Apart from the three anchor stations on these two links, seven other stations will be linked by approximately 80 kilometres of rail along the route.
It is a municipal bus operator in Johannesburg, with a variety of buses ranging from double deck, single deck, buses equipped with hydraulic lifts for wheelchairs, open deck and luxury coaches. Metrobus covers 330 scheduled routes and 128 school routes.
The open-top, hop-on hop-off red bus is a great way to zoom around many of the city's biggest sights in one day. You'll be accompanied by an insightful audio guide on the two-hour journey (the route without stops).
The latest addition to Joburg’s transport network is the enterprising fleets of tuk-tuks based at Sandton Central and in Melville. While speeding around corners and chugging up steep hills on the back of a glorified motorcycle may not suit everyone, they do make travelling between suburbs easier.