Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, formerly known as Jan Smuts Airport, is the busiest and largest airport on the African continent. The airport is the main hub for South African Airways. In addition, it serves more than 40 other airlines. The airport is situated 1,694 metres above sea level, which causes some difficulties for heavy aircraft because of the thin air at this height.
Where is Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport situated?
The airport is located northeast of Johannesburg. From the city, you can get to the airport by following motorway R24.
How many terminals does Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport have?
Officially, the airport has six terminals. Terminals 1, 2 and 6 for international flights, which is also called Terminal A. Terminals 3, 4 and 5 are called Terminal B, this terminal is for domestic flights.
The distance from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to the centre of Johannesburg is 22 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Johannesburg.
From JNB Airport to Johannesburg City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Johannesburg is about ZAR 300.-. Book your taxi at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From JNB Airport to Johannesburg City centre by Taxi
At Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- South African Airways (SA)
- Airlink (4Z)
- British Airways (BA)
- FlySafair (FA)
- kulula (MN)
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Johannesburg
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Full-Day Pilanesberg Game Reserve Safari With Closed Vehicle
Ride through Pilanesberg Game Reserve searching for the park's most iconic animals, including The Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and the elusive leopard). This full-day safari and wildlife adventure is a perfect getaway from Johannesburg.
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