Johannesburg Airport (JNB)
Location: The airport is 14 miles (22km) east of
Time: GMT +2.
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
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Sizwe,
Avis, Budget, Tempest, Europcar and Khaya.
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.
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
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
Departure Tax: None.