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Johannesburg Airport

O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) (JNB)

Overview

Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport was given a significant upgrade in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It processes most international flights arriving in South Africa and receives over 18 million passengers each year.

Passengers flying to OR Tambo can connect to most regional airports via OR Tambo. It is also conveniently close to many local attractions such as the Kruger National Park and the historic townships of Alexandria and Soweto in Johannesburg.

Location

The airport is 14 miles (22km) east of Johannesburg.

Getting to the city

The Gautrain provides fast and easy access to the Johannesburg city centre from the airport, with regular express trains to Sandton. An airport bus departs regularly to the city centre. Authorised shuttle buses and taxis are available; these display the ACSA logo on their vehicles. Hotel shuttle buses depart every 15 minutes from the bus terminal.

Time

GMT +2.

Contacts

Tel: +27 (0)11 921 6262.

Car rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Tempest and Europcar.

Airport Taxis

A metered taxi will take 30-40 minutes to the city centre. Taxis wait opposite the international arrivals terminal (Terminal A). Only official metered taxis with a yellow taxi light should be taken. The cost for a ride to the city centre should cost roughly ZAR 420, but prices do vary.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are all connected.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include bureaux de change, banks, a post office, shops, restaurants and bars, mobile phone rental, viewing decks, a medical clinic and a prayer room.

Parking

Short-term parking charges at OR Tambo Airport range from ZAR 20 for the first two hours in Parkade 1, to ZAR 15 for the first hour or ZAR 20 for two hours in Parkade 2. Long-term parking is available in shaded lots and costs either ZAR 65 or ZAR 80 per day. Official long-term parking lots cost just ZAR 45 per day and are connected to the airport via shuttle bus.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.airports.co.za

Airlines

Regional flights to OR Tambo Airport can be booked on British Airways, South African Airways, as well as low-cost carriers 1time, Kulula, Mango and Velvet Sky. Most international airlines offer flights to OR Tambo Airport, including Air Botswana, Air France, Air Malawi, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Egyptair, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Iberia, Jet Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.Regional flights to OR Tambo Airport can be booked on British Airways, South African Airways, as well as low-cost carriers 1time, Kulula, Mango and Velvet Sky. Most international airlines offer flights to OR Tambo Airport, including Air Botswana, Air France, Air Malawi, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Egyptair, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Iberia, Jet Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Internet

Wifi is available throughout the airport via MWEB.

Business Lounges

A number of airlines have lounges at OR Tambo. Conference facilities are available at the Premier Conference Centre in the Domestic Terminal.


Johannesburg Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.