Johannesburg Park Station
Johannesburg Park Station
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Yaniv B
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
Coming in was the only issue, the Uber driver wanted to drop me off outside the main gate, and he actually stopped in the middle of a gang of animated "porters", some with trolleys, some shady characters around as well, I quickly told him to enter and that I would pay the 15 Rand!

It was fine inside as I just went straight to the check in queue and then onto the bus.
This was at 6am
Written 10 August 2023
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Flyer16617112028
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
Do not go here, unsafe and dangerous. Rather use the busses by OR Tambo airport. My Uber got robbed here and I had to run away
Written 16 May 2023
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Nik
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
It seems that the issue with this place is the outside, as soon as you are it is largely considered to be safe. I was very nervous due to the various reviews but did not face any issues. Go during the day only! Either take the train directly inside or ask your taxi/ Uber driver to take you to the drop spot (might cost another 15 rand) that way you avoid having to walk in front of the station.
Written 22 January 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,917 contributions
Jan 2022
If you travel with public transport Park Station is difficult to avoid. Both train and bus stations are located here under the same roof. Taxis, Bolt and Uber pick up and drop off passengers. Taxi Rank Noord is an adjacent station for transport with microbuses to Lesotho, Swaziland and other destinations not served by the big (unreliable) bus companies.

WARNING
Do not venture outside the main hall unless you have pre-arranged transport close to an exit (e.g. Rissik street, not Market street). Especially the market area at the southside of the station is very dangerous, also during the day when there are lots of people. I was assaulted two blocks from the station by criminals and robbed of my cellphone and money. Disregarding a mild concussion and bruises, the psychological impact can be traumatic.

Micro buses (also called taxibuses) that arrive at Taxi Rank Noord do not always drop you off inside the compound, but just on the street. Go inside a shop and order a (uber or bolt) taxi from there. There is a safe passage way (staircase) between the Taxi Rank Noord compound and the main hall of Park Station. Ask a driver, do not accept 'help' from someone who is just hanging around.

Do not expect any help from authorities like the police or tourist information services. I visited Park Station many times, the tourist information booths were always closed. Police is hardly visible and when you approach them, they make the impression to want to get rid of you asap. Perhaps a tourist police unit like in Bogota or Rio could improve the situation.

Fourth draft, three earlier versions censored by Tripadvisor.
Written 22 December 2022
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Linda S
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Dec 2019
Had an okay train trip to and from Park Station. The place is not as dangerous as you might think it is.
Written 6 March 2020
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a1yorkshirelass
Yorkshire8 contributions
Feb 2020
Having read all about this place I was very nervous of going there to take our train journey. I took some previous advice from trip advisor to go in at Rissik St entrance which we did (although the taxi was going to another entrance)
It was quiet and our taxi driver took us right to the lounge so we had no problem whatsoever.
Written 23 February 2020
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justin o
3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
I booked 2 tickets for me and my wife from Johannesburg to Blantyre Malawi but the service was very poor,bus stoped 3 times on the way , first stop we stop for 2 hours when we ask our driver ARufandika he said we are waiting paper that theirs number of passanger without that paper we can't pass the border.after 2and harf hours he start car and start going ,He stopped by the sasso grage again ,at first he said we are going to have break for 20 minutes,we stayed there for another un hour when I asked what we ware waiting that time he we are waiting other papers for the car that they were not with as that time ,am very disappointed with this bus service will never ever use this bus again
Written 3 November 2019
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Facebook Dropout
1 contribution
Aug 2019 • Solo
Scary place full of thieves. The people will be following you and saying lots of confusing things. Security must be better
Written 29 August 2019
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gabrielaxelg
24 contributions
Sept 2018 • Solo
The bus station has scheduled trips to most of the destinations in Southern Africa. It's a busy place. I took a trip twice from the bus depot. During my first time, I called Uber to take me to my hotel. When I got out of the entrance, some men asked if they can help me carry my bags. I politely refused. They got very persistent to the point that one of them was pulling my hand-carried bag. A fellow passenger helped me out and warned me that most of those guys are thieves and should not let them carry your stuff at any cost. When I called my Uber driver, he told me that the taxi drivers block Uber drivers from picking up passengers at the station because they want to force the passengers to take the very expensive taxis. I asked helped from security personnel who asked me for a tip for just giving information. I ended up walking one block the street to meet with my Uber Driver. The second time, I went outside the bus station to grab something to eat and walk a little bit. It was around 1:00 PM. After I ate, I was on my way back to the station when an attack happened. I got choked from behind by two guys and as I was resisting three more guys came and mugged me. I'm sure there were other people watching but nobody helped even when I woke up with blood on my face and lost my wallet, cell phone, and my bag. Worse, some bystanders told me not to tell the police because nothing will happen anyway. I still reported the incident to the police but they were not very helpful. I continued my trip to Zimbabwe the next day and swear that I will never go back to Park Station. I have been everywhere in South Africa and Johannesburg is the most dangerous area I traveled.
Written 14 February 2019
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Magda B
Pretoria21 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
The overall rating for the JHB Station was average. Station was very busy due to holiday season. Everyone was booked on a train to somewhere in the country.
Written 3 January 2019
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