To and From the Airport

Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo Intl (JNB):

Location: 21 km/13 Miles ENE of the City Centre.
Airport Overview: 2 terminals, A & B, connected together and it is easy to walk between the 2. Arrivals are on the ground level, and departures upstairs. There is a common rental car center and bus terminal.
Driving directions: From Johannesburg, take the R24 to the airport. From Pretoria, take the R21. Driving to the airport can be confusing as some sign still refer to the old airport name of Jan Smuts Intl while others call it JHB International. At difficult junctions, such as the Gilloolys Interchange, aircraft symbols are painted on the road to help.

By Taxi:
Note: On arrival at the airport, expect to be inundated by people offering taxis and transfers.
General: In the arrivals area of each terminal is an Airport Approved Taxi Desk. For info call 011 390 1502 or 0861 243 243. Taxis wait outside. Typical Cost: To the city centre: ~US$45-55/30 mins.
SoWhere2: SoWhere2 offers an efficient and reliable airport transfer, taxi and chauffeur booking service to and from the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Tel +27 83 393 2496.
Sandton Taxi Cabs: A transfer from the airport to Sandton will cost ZAR500. Call +27 110394402.
HeinRich's Taxis Cabs: Cars and 13 seater Quantum busses. Call +27-12-341-2290 or +27-73-987-1438. Although they shall try to help you on short notice, the best is to book your taxi 1 day in advance before 10h00.
Other Taxi Companies: International Taxi 011 390 1502, Maxi Taxi Cabs 011 648 1212 & Roses Radio Taxi 011 403 9625.

By Shuttle Van:
Airport Link: Run a door to door service to and from the airport. Contact: Tel 011 884 3957 or 792 2017.
Your Choice Tours & Shuttles: Based in Pretoria and operate a door-to-door service to and from the airport. Contact: Tel +27 84 580 4802.
Get You There Shuttle to Pretoria: The following service has been reported as no longer running. Awaiting confirmation. Run taxis day and night to hotels in Pretoria. Cost: ~US$ 15 one way. Contact: Tel 012 346 3175.
Magic Bus: Magic Bus runs door to door transfers to and from this airport. Tel +27 11 548 0802.

By Bus:
General: The bus and coach park at the airport is across the road from the terminals, behind the car rental area and the Intercontinental Hotel.
Johannesburg City: A Coach is reported to run to the SAA Centre on Leyds St, ZAR 45.
Pretoria Airport Shuttle: The following service has been reported as no longer running. Awaiting confirmation. Runs shuttles from Jo'burg airport to Pretoria at the following times: Leaving Pretoria: *0615, 0700, *0800, 0900, *1000, 1100, *1200, 1300, *1400, 1500, *1600, 1700, *1800 & 1900. Leaving the Airport: *0715, 0815, *0915, 1015, *1115, 1215, *1315, 1415, *1515, 1615, *1715, 1815, *1915 & 2015. *Saturdays and public holidays. Contact: 012 322 0904 or 083 312 9918.
Sandton Shuttle: Operated by Magic Bus. Runs from the airport to Sandton Hotels 0630-2100 daily ~hourly. Cost: Adults ZAR 95, Children (6-12) ZAR 70. Takes ~45 mins. Contact: Tel +27 011 548 0822 or go to kiosk #3 at the bus station.
Magic Bus: Run a number of routes from the airport including:
Runs to Sun City. Timings: Departs the airport at 0700, 0900, 1000, 1200, 1430 & 1700. Cost: ZAR 350 per person.
Caesar's Casino: A Free shuttle bus runs to the Caesar's Casino and Hotel Complex, a short distance from the airport terminals. Their black minibuses wait at the hotel shuttle point opposite the Intl arrivals level (cross 2 roads to reach them).
Hotel Shuttles: Other hotels run shuttles including Holiday Inn Garden Court. Many local hotels provide free transfers.
Eagle Liner Buses: Eagle Liner runs buses from the bus terminal to Pretoria, Baragwanath, JHB Park Station, Heidelberg, Standerton, Newcastle, Ladysmith, Pietermaritzburg, Durban, Nqutu, Ulundi, harare & Bulawayo. Contact: Tel 078 878 6870.

By Train:
Gautrain Service to Johannesburg suburbs and Pretoria: There is a new rail link from Johannesburg O R Tambo airport to various suburbs of Sandton and Pretoria. At some point during 2011, the rest of the network will open. Train stations offer parking and bus connections. The airport station is on the upper level, between terminals A & B. Follow the signs.
Routes: The Airport Line runs: O R Tambo Airport - Marlboro - Sandton. At Sandton or Marlboro you can transfer to the North South Commuter Line: Park (not yet open, but will serve Johannesburg city centre) - Rosebank - Sandton - Marlboro - Midrand - Centurion - Pretoria - Hatfield. At Sandton or Marlboro you can transfer to the East West Commuter Line: Sandton - Marlboro - Rhodesfield.
Timings: Trains leave the airport Mon-Fri every 12-20 mins 0530-2030. Weekends every 30 mins 0530-2030. Trains leave Sandton Mon-Fri every 12-20 mins 0524-2030. Weekends every 30 mins 0530-2030. Travel Times: To Sandton ~15 mins.
Cost: From the airport, one way trips are as follows: To Sandton, Marlboro & Rhodesfield ZAR 105. Rosebank, Park & Midrand ZAR 115. Centurion, Pretoria & Hatfield ZAR 125.
Contact: See

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Car Rental offices are located between the 2 terminals across the road (near the Intercontinental Hotel). AVIS +27 (011) 394-5433, Budget 394-2905, Capital Car Hire, Dollar/Thrifty, First/eSixT, Sizwe, EUROPCAR, Tempest & HERTZ all have desks inside.

Car Parking: Parkade 1 is on the basement level of the terminal. Cost: 0-1 hr ZAR 15, 1-2 hrs ZAR 20, 2-3 hrs ZAR 30, 3-4 hrs ZAR 40, 4-6 hrs ZAR 70, 6-8 hrs ZAR 100, 8-16 hrs ZAR 130 & 16-24 hrs ZAR 140. Thereafter ZAR 70 per 12 hrs. Long term parking shuttles depart from outside the terminals.
Transfer between Terminals: A short walk between the Intl and Domestic terminals.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities available. 0-12 hrs ZAR 18 per piece.
Currency Services: There is a Bureau de Change/Currency Exchange in terminal A arrivals. There are banks, ATMs/Cash machines and a post office on the ground level between terminals A & B.
Notes: There is an information desk in each terminal arrivals area. Some hotels, including Southern Sun, have reservation desks at the airport. There is an Engen petrol/gas station at the airport.
Airport Hotels: Intercontinental Hotel is between the 2 terminals, just across the road.
Airport Tel No: Flight Info +27 (011) 921 6262 or (086) 727 7888.

Airport Website:
Updated May14 . Last Visit Mar13.

Johannesburg - Rand (QRA):

Location: 11 km/7 Miles ESE of Johannesburg city center, near Germiston.
By Road: The airport is well signed from the N3.
Rental Cars: AVIS +27 (011) 827 4604.
Airport Tel No: +27 (011) 827 8884/5/6.
Updated Dec09. Last Visit Feb06

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