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Johannesburg Travel Guide

Johannesburg Airports

Johannesburg Airport (JNB)


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


GMT +2.


Transfer 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

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.

Airport 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.

Car 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

Departure Tax: 

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