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O R Tambo International Airport (JNB)

Full Airport Name

(Johannesburg) O R Tambo International Airport


Private Bag X1, O R Tambo International Airport, 1627, South Africa

Airport Code


Country Code



(011) 921 6911


(011) 921 6422


Via the airport's website


Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 2


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

Airport News

JNB is in the affliction of massive redevelopment in the advance up to the 2010 World Cup tournament, including development of a fresh axial terminal building, fresh car parks, a base on the fresh Gautrain network, and auberge expansions. Consequently, fresh accessories are consistently advancing online in the interim, and ample architecture assignment may advance to changes in absolute accessible facilities.

Transfer Amid Terminals

A chargeless shuttle bus operates amid terminals and car parks.

Driving Directions

From Johannesburg, booty the R24 to the airport; from Pretoria, booty the R21. The airport is acutely signposted from these admission roads.

Car Parking

There are several car parks alms short- and abiding parking, including an underground facility, as able-bodied as alfresco and black parking. A chargeless 24-hour shuttle bus account operates amid the extreme car parks and the terminals. Call the ACSA office, accessible circadian 24 hours (tel: (011) 921 6090/1) for added parking information. Valet parking, operated by Executive Carports (tel: (011) 390 2062; website: is available.

Car Hire

Companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Imperial, Khaya, National, Sizwe and Tempest are amid in the multi-storey car esplanade adverse the Calm Terminal.

Public Transport

Road: It is brash to alone use official ACSA-approved operators of taxi, shuttle and bus services. The airport advice desks will board assistance.

Bus: Magic Bus Airport Transfers (tel: (011) 548 0822; website: has an appointment on the arena attic of the calm Parkade building, and operates appointed minibus casework to and from the city.

Taxi: Official taxis accomplish from the bus and auto terminal in the multi-storey car esplanade architecture abaft the car appoint desks.

Information and Advice Desks

Airport advice desks are amid in International Arrivals and Departures, and Calm Arrivals. Advice and flight capacity are accessible via the airport helpdesk (tel: (011) 921 6262). The Gauteng Tourism Authority Advice Board is anchored in the International Arrivals Terminal (tel: (011) 390 3614/02).

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There are ATMs, banks and bureaux de change at the airport, as able-bodied as a column office. Mobile blast appoint is additionally available. Wireless Internet admission is accessible in the International Departures area.

Eating and drinking: There are affluence of places to eat and drink. Food outlets board coffee shops, a abstract bar, steak houses, a bakery, and fast-food restaurants.

Shopping: The airport has a advanced array of shops, including a duty-free mall.

Luggage: A left-luggage ability (tel: (011) 390 1804) is accessible on the high akin of the underground car park, aloof off the International Arrivals area. Porters are accessible in the Arrivals anteroom and can be recognised by ablaze orange uniforms and ACSA badges; visitors should not use unauthorised porters; angled is recommended.

Other facilities: There is a 24-hour medical clinic, a chapel, an Islamic adoration allowance and babyish change facilities.

Conference and Business Facilities

There is a Business Centre (tel: (011) 921 6262) with accessories including fax, blast and secretarial services. A Premier Appointment Centre (tel: (011) 390 1084), in the Calm Terminal, offers four affair apartment basement up to 14 delegates, a academy ability for up to 50 assembly and a appointment allowance for up to 120 delegates. A media appointment allowance is additionally available.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

The airport has lifts (two of them are able with Braille signage) and ramps throughout the terminals. Disabled parking spaces are available. The chargeless shuttle account which serves the alien car parking breadth can board cartage in wheelchairs. Disabled cartage after a disabled canyon should acquaintance the ACSA-JIA advice board (tel: (011) 921 6262) for assistance. A golf barrow service, which can board disabled passengers, operates amid the terminals and the car appoint areas.


There is a baby Transit Auberge at the airport. The best Airport Sun InterContinental Auberge (tel: (011) 961 5400; website: is anchored adverse the airport. The Southern Sun O R Tambo International Airport (tel: (011) 975 1121; website: and the Southern Sun Garden Court (tel: (011) 392 1062; website: are additionally nearby. There are additionally account establishments amid a little added afield; advice on adaptation is accessible at the Gauteng Tourism Authority Advice Board in International Arrivals or online (website: Most hotels accomplish shuttle casework to/from the airport.