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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:


Distances from JNB to:

Lion Park 50 km
Lesedi 65 km
Sun City 208 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Durban Airport 587 km
Harare Airport (Zimbabwe) 958 km
Port Elizabeth Airport 1091 km

Car Hire Johannesburg

Johannesburg Airport Guide

Johannesburg is a city with turbulent history and is a gateway to exploring what South Africa has to offer. In the city, see panoramic views from the ‘Top of Africa’ and take a guided tour of Soweto – visit the Mandela Family Museum and the Apartheid Museum there. To get a real taste of Africa, feed the lion cubs at Lion Park and see how local tribes live at the Lesedi Cultural Village. Visit the Old Kromdraai Gold Mine or drive your car hire Johannesburg further afield to Sun City and the Pilanerberg Game Reserve.

Johannesburg Airport Directions

From the city, it is a 24 km drive to the airport via the R24 highway and it should take around 20 minutes.

Johannesburg Airport Parking

The airport has 7 car parks including options for short stay and long stay parking. You can choose from covered and uncovered spaces too or premium service parking. A new multi-storey parcade has another 5,200 spaces available.

Johannesburg Airport Flight Information

Over 50 airlines use Johannesburg Airport and flights are available to major cities on all continents. Domestic flights are available all over South Africa and it is a hub for South African Airways.

Hotels Near Johannesburg Airport

The Intercontinental Johannesburg, is located next to terminals and within walking distance. Alternatively, the Southern Sun and Garden Court are close by and have a shuttle service, if you do not have car hire Johannesburg Airport.

Johannesburg Time Zone

Johannesburg is two hours ahead of Greenwich Meantime and in the South Africa Standard Time Zone (GMT+2).

Johannesburg Info

There are 6 terminals at the airport - A1 and A2 are for international flights, whilst the others are domestic terminals. There are over 20 shops to keep you busy, whether you are looking for duty free goods or locally made gifts and souvenirs. If you missed lunch, there are 18 food outlets including Nando’s and Keg and Aviator. The airport also has a pharmacy and there are ATMs and facilities for currency exchange.

Johannesburg Airport Trivia:

  • O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest airport in Africa.
  • It is named after Oliver Reginald Tambo, ANC president and anti apartheid activist.
  • More than 17 million passengers use the airport every year.
  • Johannesburg is an important centre for gold and diamond mining.
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