Passenger guide - Johannesburg airport (JNB) 

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O.R. Tambo International Airport, opened in 1952, is the largest in the country and the busiest in Africa. It operates with domestic and international flights to the entire continent and the rest of the world.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminals A and B, open 24 hours a day and situated next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 21.2 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +27 119 216 262. Flight information: Tel +27 867 277 888. There are information counters available 24 hours a day in the Arrivals and Departures Halls of both terminals and in the transit area.



Johannesburg airport is located 24 km (15 miles) to the northeast of the city.

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Car rental desks operate around the clock and are found in the multi-storey parking lot situated across from the domestic sector.

Avis (Tel +27 119 233 730)
Bidvest Car Rental (Tel +27 113 901 924)
Capital Car Hire (Tel +27 113 903 166)
Europcar (Tel +27 115 741 000)
First Car Rental (Tel +27 112 309 999)
Hertz (Tel +27 113 902 066)
Select Car & Van Rental (Tel +27 113 902 763)
Tempest Car Hire (Tel +27 113 948 626)
Thrifty/Woodford (Tel +27 113 903 454)

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The airport has banks, ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (24 hours a day), post office, VIP lounges, public telephones, mobile phone services, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access free of charge for 4 hours. Inside Terminal B there is a conference center with different services and meeting rooms.

Food and Drinks- There are several coffee shops, restaurants, pizza stores, bakeries, bars and fast food outlets throughout the enclosure.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in Terminal A. Retail outlets sell accessories, souvenirs, books, newspapers, music, clothing, footwear, cosmetics, perfumes, electronics, flowers, jewellery, liquor, tobacco, sport goods, sweets.
Baggage- Trolleys and porters in orange uniforms are available inside the terminals and at the passenger drop-off zones. Left luggage service on the basement of Terminal A (Tel +27 113 901 804). Contact the offices of the corresponding airline in case of missing luggage.
Other Services- Prayer rooms, medical clinic, baby changing facilities, pharmacies, massage parlour, travel agencies.


Bus - Services from Magic Transfers (Tel +27 115 480 800) are available to Sun City and other places of interest. The company has an office on the ground floor of the domestic car park.
On the other hand, Airport Link (Tel +27 117 948 300) and EZ Shuttle (Tel +27 861 397 488) offer door-to-door transfers from the airport to the city and the surroundings, including Lanseria, Durban, Cape Town and Pretoria.
Buses from Intercity Xpress (Tel +27 871 501 895) connect the enclosure with Edenvale, Boksburg, Benoni, Pretoria, Midrand, Johannesburg, Heidelberg, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Durban, Amanzimtoti, Scottsburgh, Hibberdene, Port Shepstone, Shelly Beach and Margate. Stops are found behind the car hire area.

Train - The high-speed service Gautrain (Tel +27 800 4288 7246) links the airport with Marlboro in 10 minutes and with Sandton in 15 min. Other stops include Hatfield, Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Rhodesfield, Rosebank and Park. It operates every 12 min. from 5:15 am to 10:00 pm. The station is located on the upper level of the central building.

Taxi - Ranks are located in front of the multi-storey car park. Authorized cabs display the airport logo. Journey time to the city centre is upwards of 30 minutes, depending on traffic.


Inside Terminal A is located the Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport (Tel +27 113 901 160), while in front of the International Arrivals Hall is found the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport (Tel +27 119 615 400). The City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo International Airport (Tel +27 115 527 600) is situated above car park P2, and the Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport (Tel +27 119 773 600) is located 500 meters away from the airport. Other alternatives nearby are: Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport (Tel +27 113 921 062), Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport (Tel +27 119 772 600), Shoestrings Airport Lodge (Tel +27 119 750 474), Dove's Nest Guest House (Tel +27 119 751 746), Airport Inn Bed & Breakfast (Tel +27 113 941 148), Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport (Tel +27 113 938 000).


There are several parking options for long and short stays. A free shuttle bus service connects the terminals with the car parks located further away every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day. Valet parking available on level 4 of P2. Rates

P1 - Multi-storey facility for short stays in front of Terminal A.
P2, P3 - Parking lots with several levels for short periods opposite Terminal B.
P4, P5, P6 - Covered lots for long stays.
P7 - For passenger pick-up and drop-off. The first 20 min. have no charge.


There are ramps, elevators, Braille signage, wheelchairs, adapted toilets and reserved parking spaces. Passengers requiring special assistance should notify their airline about their particular needs prior to their flight.

Latest updates: June, 12, 2018
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