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Watch this space for our Gautrain Scholar and Student Card and let’s get #YourFutureOnTrack!

01 September 2020 - 30 November 2020

You spoke, and we heard you! Because we know the youth are our future, the Gautrain is launching a new student card that offers scholars and students discounted rates for using the Gautrain.

Here’s the good stuff: our Gautrain Scholar and Student Card will offer you a 25% discount on all train trips, 365 days a year, during peak and off-peak hours. That’s a quarter of the price sliced off the usual fare!

This will mean more money in your pocket to do the things that make school and student life so awesome, while enjoying the reliability, safety and convenience of the Gautrain to get you to school or campus and back.

Thank you to those of you who have signed up for our pilot project, while we test out the new student card ahead of its launch in 2021. We will be in touch and look forward to your feedback.

If you're a student or scholar who didn't sign up, watch this space for more details of how you can save on your campus commute very soon! For queries, please email us at

Terms and conditions: Gautrain Scholar and Student Card pilot project (September 2020)

This pilot project is being run by the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA), the Bombela Concession Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd, and their respective agents and subcontractors (the “Organisers”).

The Gautrain Scholar and Student Card pilot project seeks to source qualifying scholars and students to participate in a pilot project to assess the functionality and efficacy of the envisaged Gautrain Scholar and Student Card product, which we intend to roll out in 2021. Once rolled out, this card will offer scholars and students who are registered at an accredited school or tertiary institution in Gauteng 25% discounted fares on all Gautrain train trips.

The Gautrain Scholar and Student Card pilot project is open to any student who is eighteen (18) years or older – or, in the case of students or scholars who are younger than eighteen (18) years, their parent/legal guardian may register to participate on their behalf. Participants need to be temporary or permanent residents of South Africa, or South African citizens.

Qualifying scholars and students (“Participants”) are invited to sign up via an online registration form to take part in the pilot programme. They will need to consent to taking part in periodic surveys to provide feedback on the programme.

The pilot programme starts in September 2020. Participants will be notified of the next steps via email. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

By registering for the pilot project, a Participant authorises the Organisers to use the Participant’s responses in the Organisers’ research, marketing and other material. Responses will be kept anonymous and the Participant’s personal information will not be disclosed or shared by the Organisers with third parties.

The Participant agrees not to hold the Organisers, their directors, affiliates, members, partners, employees, agents, consultants, suppliers, contractors and sponsors liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage suffered or incurred by the Participant, from or as a result of the Participant’s participation in the pilot project.

The Organisers reserve their right, at any time, to vary or cease the pilot project. In such an event, the Participant agrees and acknowledges that the Participant will have no recourse or claim of any nature whatsoever against the Organisers, their directors, affiliates, members, partners, employees, sponsors, agents or consultants.

Indemnity and Waiver

By registering for the pilot project, the Participant acknowledges and agrees that their participation is subject to these terms and conditions. The Organisers reserve their rights to amend these terms and conditions from time to time, by publishing the amendments in any media form. The Participant agrees that by continuing to take part in the pilot project after such amendments, the Participant will be agreeing to such amended terms and conditions.