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22 June 2010
Football fans should make use of public transport like ReaVaya to get to match venues

Spectators should make use of Rea Vaya, Metrobus or Metrorail to get to matches at the two World Cup host stadiums.

GETTING to the stadiums to watch football matches should not be a hassle as the City has arranged a number of ways to ferry fans to Soccer City and Ellis Park from across Joburg.


Spectators can make use of Rea Vaya, Metrobus or Metrorail from a number of stations around the city.

To get to the stadium from Sandton, catch a Metrobus bus from any of these bus stops:

Bus stop

Landmark or hotel

Katherine Street & Barlow Park


Grayston Drive & Linden Road

Sandton City Lodge

Grayston Drive & Daisy Road

The Colony Hotel, Grayston Shopping Centre

Grayston Drive & Webber Street

Sandton Crowne Plaza, Hilton Hotel

Grayston Drive & Rivonia Road


West Street & Fredman Drive

Discovery Head Office

West Street & Maude Street

Holiday Inn

West Street & Rivonia Road

Sandton Convention centre

Rivonia Road & Fifth Street

Nelson Mandela Square and Gautrain

Rivonia Road & Katherine Street

Sandton City

Rivonia Road & Protea Street

Sandhurst Centre

Rivonia Road & Ferguson Street

The Don Hotel Sandton

Rivonia Road & Central Street

Illovo Square

Oxford Road & Rudd Road

Thrupps Centre

Oxford Road & Chaplin Street

The Don Hotel Illovo

Oxford Road & Bompas/North roads

Wanderers Club

Commuters will be taken to the Westgate Transport Hub on the southwestern edge of the inner city, from where they can board either a Rea Vaya bus or a Metrorail train to the stadiums. This service only runs on match days, for three-and-a-half hours before and after the game.

A Metrobus ticket costs R50, which includes a Rea Vaya ticket. For more information about this service, contact Metrobus on 011 375 555 or go to the Metrobus website.

Rea Vaya
Football fans who intend using Rea Vaya to get to either Ellis Park or Soccer City can board a bus at any Rea Vaya station on the trunk route. This service operates from Monday to Saturday with more buses before and after the matches.

For more information about the routes, call Rea Vaya on 011 375 5555 or go to the Rea Vaya website.

Key Rea Vaya stations in the central business district are:



Westgate Transport Hub

Corner Anderson Street & Pat Mbatha Bus and Taxi Way

Carlton Centre

Corner Market and Commissioner streets

Library Gardens

Corner Market and Commissioner streets

Ellis Park (for Soccer City games)

Bertrams Road

Metrorail trains to both Ellis Park and Soccer City are free. Check the train timetables on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa website or at the stations.

For more information about Metrorail services, contact the company on 011 773 5878 or go to the Metrorail website.

Key stations where visitors can catch trains to Ellis Park and Soccer City are:



Pretoria Station

Railway Street, Pretoria

Kempton Park

Pretoria Road


Sauer Street

Park Station

Corner Leyd & Rissik streets, Braamfontein

Westgate Transport Hub

Corner Andersen Street & Pat Mbatha Bus and Taxi Way

Tour operators
The City is encouraging tour operators to drop off visitors at the Westgate Transport Hub, where they can either catch a train for free or pay R12 to use the Rea Vaya buses. It does not encourage tour operators to drop off their guests off at Park and Rides or near the stadium as some these areas are not safe.

"The City never made arrangements for people to walk into a Park and Ride facility and this may cause inconvenience to other users as the fleet may not be adequate to large volumes," it said.

The Westgate Transport Hub has enough space for tour operators to park their vehicles and hold boards up for their visitors to identify them. Visitors using cars can buy parking tickets at Computicket or through Ticketbreak to avoid being turned away from the stadiums.

There are also a number of metered taxi groups that can be used to get around the city:

  • Fanride +27 (0) 87 9400 242;
  • Rose Radio Taxis +27 (0)11403 0000;
  • Maxi Taxi Cabs +27 (0) 11648 1212; and
  • Corporate Cabs +27 (0) 800 800 800.

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Last Updated on 26 July 2010