Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Intl

Johannesburg, South Africa

About The Airport

This is Africa's busiest airport, as well as the main airport for domestic and international travel to and from South Africa. It has 2 terminals - A and B.


Free Wi-Fi is available for up to 4 hours, with maximum data usage of 1GB.

Getting to and from the airport

O.R. Tambo Airport is 22km from central Johannesburg.

Taxi - metered taxis can be hired in the ground transportation area. You're advised to use airport-approved operators only - they display the ACSA logo on their vehicles.

Bus - the bus and coach terminal is in the multi-story parkade behind the car-hire depots.

Train - the Gautrain rapid rail system links the airport with Johannesburg and Pretoria. The station is on the International Departures level, accessible by lifts and escalators from the Arrivals level.

Car rental- car rental desks are at the multistory parking lot opposite the Domestic terminal.


There's a good choice of parking facilities, from on-site, multistory parking lots and shaded parking to long-term off-airport lots, with regular shuttle services to take passengers to the terminal building. You can book parking online in advance.

Transit and in-airport hotels

There's no direct link between the secure arrival area of Terminal A and the secure departure area of Terminal B, so you'll have to pass through Customs and Immigration if O.R. Tambo is your first stop in South Africa and you're connecting to a domestic flight.

The Protea Hotel Transit is in the International Terminal. There are also several options outside the terminals if you need to rest before continuing your travels by car. The Intercontinental is just a few steps from the Arrivals exit and has a pool, gym and spa. There's a City Lodge hotel with a pool close to the airport parking.

Healthy Travel Tip

'Silent airports' are based on the idea that quieter environments are more relaxing. At O.R. Tambo International Airport, there are no announcements for domestic flights, and no microphones used at the Domestic Departures terminal - so you can get some peace.

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