Getting to the Game

I have summarized information from the Joburg.org.za website and from ticketbreak.co.za website. Tickets to the Park and Rides/Walks can be booked at ticketbreak.co.za 

IF you do not have your own car you will need to use DROP AND RIDE
A Drop & Ride will be provided at Westgate where fans can be dropped off by family/friends/organized taxi.  The Westgate Transport Hub is near the Mary Fitzgerald Square Cnr Anderson Street and Miriam Makeba St/Pat Mbatha Bus & Taxiway, south of Newtown, CBD (closest highway: M2, off ramp Selby).  It has a Rea Vaya serving Ellis Park and Soccer City Stadiums. Rea Vaya is the city’s brand new bus rapid transport [BRT] system which runs west east from Soweto, through Central Johannesburg to Ellis Park. Price R12 return Tickets can be bought from all Rea Vaya Stations. Metrorail which is the City’s commuter train service will also link to Westgate but it is unlikely that international fans will be making heavy use of Metrorail.]

If you have a car:  Either PARK AND RIDE or PARK AND WALK
The City of Johannesburg has provided secure and affordable Park & Rides and Park & Walks. In order to access Park & Rides and Park & Walks you have to buy a transport ticket to book a parking space for your vehicle. This will ease congestion and allow you to rest assured that you will be able to get to your game safely and on time.
Park and Rides allow you to park your car close to the stadiums and be transported safely via shuttle and back. Prepaid ticket PRICE from R50 per car
Park and Walks allow you to park your car close to the stadiums and walk safely along a designated route to the stadium and back. Prepaid ticket PRICE from R50 per car
PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no access to Park & Rides and Park & Walks sites on game days without a ticket. You will need to purchase 1 Transport ticket per vehicle not per person. There will be no Drop and Ride (drop-off areas) at the Park & Ride or Park & Walks. The ticket price at Park and Ride Sites, includes your parking vehicle fee and the tansport fare to the stadium.   All Park and Ride and Park and Walks will operate from 4 hours before kick-off to 4.
Where are the Park and Rides/Park and Walks?
Ellis Park
Park & Ride
• Bez Valley: Marcia Street, Observatory (east of CBD)
• Wits Campus: Enoch Sontonga Avenue, Braamfontein (northwest CBD)
• Con Hill (Constitution Hill): 92 Joubert Street, Braampark (northeast of CBD)
Ellis Park & Walk  Athlone Boys: 70 Bezuidenhout Ave, Cnr 3rd & 4th Str, Bezuidenhout Valley (1.8km to the stadium)
Soccer City Park & Ride  * Wits: Cnr Enoch Sontonga Avenue & Empire Road, Braamfontein (northwest CBD)
*  Gold Reef: Data Crescent, Gold Reef (south of CBD)
Soccer City Park and Walk
*Aeroton: Adcock Ingram Ave, Aeroton (approx 2km to the stadium)
*Shareworld: Nasrec Rd, Nasrec (900m to the stadium)
*Rand Show Road: Cnr Randshow & Aerodome Rd, Aeroton (approx 2km to the stadium)

Sandton Transport Hub    At different places in the Sandton area there will be pick up and drop off points for Metrobus, Gautrain and Buses from Lanseria Airport. Sandton Metrobus Service is a bus service from the Sandton Transport Hub to Westgate Transport Hub on match days. PRICE R20 one way to Westgate, R40 return to Westgate and R50 return ( including your Rea Vaya connection to the stadium)  
What airport services are available?
From OR Tambo International Airport [ORT]:
  Gautrain rapid rail system operates to Sandton, via Rhodesfield and Marlboro Stations, with feeder buses from Sandton Station servicing Rivonia, Rosebank and the CBD. From Sandton to get to your game you can catch the Metrobus Service to Westgate, thereafter use Rea Vaya BRT or Metrorail to get you to the stadium. On match days there will be buses to the Westgate Transport Hub directly.
From Lanseria Airport:  Catch a shuttle to the Sandton Transport Hub and on game days use the Metrobus Service to Westgate; thereafter use Rea Vaya BRT or Metrorail to get you to the stadium
Where do I buy my transport tickets from?
www.ticketbreak.co.za  will be selling tickets online from the 14 May.

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3 Comments

  1. Farhana Mustapha
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Hi Liz,

    Thank you so much for the information, especially on the Drop & Ride! We don’t plan on hiring a car so that will be really helpful.

  2. Posted June 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Hey Farhana … more info on Drop and Ride
    Tour operators have been warned that visitors will not be allowed to be dropped off at Park and Ride facilities across Johannesburg throughout the period of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
    In a statement released by the City of Johannesburg, authorities have punted the installation and development of several public transport options as the reason for this.
    “The city’s comprehensive plan, which integrates Rea Vaya BRT, Gautrain, Metrorail, Metrobus, long-distance buses, taxis, Park and Rides, and Park and Walks is designed to offer all fans the opportunity to access public transport during the Soccer World Cup,” read the statement. Fans who want to be dropped off, must use the Westgate Transport Hub at the corner of Anderson Street and Pat Mbatha Bus and Taxi Way in the Johannesburg CBD (closest highway: M2, off-ramp Selby) from where they will be able to use either Rea Vaya BRT or Metrorail to get to the stadiums. Alternatively, fans can catch the Metrobus from Sandton to Westgate Transport Hub for R20 from where they can transfer to Metrorail or Rea Vaya BRT. Metrorail will be free for match ticket holders and Rea Vaya will cost R12 return. Fans can also be dropped off at any functioning Rea Vaya BRT station where they can buy a ticket to get to Soccer City or Ellis Park on match days. Fans are advised to allow four hours to travel to the various matches.

  3. Jeff
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi there, I’m coming to Joburg next week and will be taking the Rea Vaya to Ellis Park. However, I need to meet a couple of friends around Ellis Park to give them their tickets before we go into the stadium together. Does anyone know EXACTLY where the Rea Vaya stop will be for Ellis Park?

    Thanks in advance for the help

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