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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 recently-constructed 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 behind the Airport Sun International hotel. A reputable shuttle company is Magic Bus which is located on the ground floor of the domestic parkade building (Tel: +27 (0)11 394 6902).

Time

GMT +2.

Contacts

Tel: +27 (0)11 921 6262.

Car rental

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

Airport Taxis

A metered taxi will take about 30 to 40 minutes over 14 miles (22km) from the O. R. Tambo International Airport to the city centre. Taxi await opposite the international arrivals terminal (Terminal A). Only official metered taxis with a yellow taxi light on top should be taken as some others can be dangerous. Prices should range between US$30 to US$40.

Facilities

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

Parking

Fifteen minutes of free parking is available for those picking up passengers. Short-term parking charges at OR Tambo Airport range from ZAR 15 per hour or ZAR 20 for two hours in Parkade 1 to ZAR 30 for half an hour or ZAR 60 for two hours in the basement of Parkade 2. Upper level parking in Parkade 2 costs ZAR 5 per hour. 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 40 per day and connected to the airport via shuttle buses.

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

Wi-fi is available throughout the airport, but it is only free to MWEB subscribers. Internet time can be purchased by credit card or at one of the Airport Online branches within both terminals.

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.