Airport codes OR Tambo International Airport

IATA Metropolitan Code

JNB

World Area Code

562

Airport coordinates

Lat / Lon

-26°-8'-21"S / 28°14'45"E

Decimal

-26.13920, 28.24600

Altitude

5558ft / 1694.08m

Magnetic variation

degrees

About OR Tambo International Airport

OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) is located in the municipality of Johannesburg in South Africa, Africa. It's one of the bigger airports in South Africa based in the region Gauteng. Passengers can fly to and from the airport with a scheduled service.

A startling fact is that the airport is at a very high altitude.

Runway information

JNB has 2 runways with a total length of 25,650 ft, which are all lighted.

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
03R-21L 11,155 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes
03L-21R 14,495 ft 200 ft Asphalt Yes

Geographic data

Municipality

Johannesburg

Region

Gauteng

Country

South Africa

Continent

Africa

Other airports in Johannesburg

ICAO IATA Name Type Municipality
FALA HLA Lanseria Airport Medium airport Johannesburg
FAGM QRA Rand Airport Medium airport Johannesburg

Airline tickets

Find cheap flight tickets to or from JNB

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Find your way around OR Tambo International Airport

How to get to Johannesburg

There are several ways to get from OR Tambo International Airport to Johannesburg and back. We have made a list with the most common transportation options. At this airport you can choose for (public) transport by Train, Taxi and Shuttle.

We compared the average prices of the transport possibilities from the airport to Johannesburg. The cheapest way to travel from the airport to Johannesburg is by Train (30 minutes, ZAR 234 - ZAR 265). If you prefer to get to your destination as quickly as possible, the fastest way to get into the city is by Taxi (16 minutes, ZAR 250 - ZAR 300).

Train

Transport types
Distance
30.15 km
Duration
30 minutes
Price
ZAR 234 - ZAR 265

Shuttle

Transport type
Distance
22.41 km
Duration
19 minutes
Price
ZAR 400

Shuttle via OR Tambo Airport

Transport type
Distance
55.6 km
Duration
45 minutes
Price

Shuttle

Transport type
Distance
22.41 km
Duration
19 minutes
Price
ZAR 450 - ZAR 950

More transportation options

Transportation services

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Gautrain
Train
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+27 80 042 8872
Rhino Shuttles
Shuttle
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+27(0)10 010 6506
Blue Serve Pty Ltd
Shuttle
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00268 7612 1962
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Shuttle
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+27 79 429 5869
The Pink Cabs
Taxi
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+27 11 478 7820
Sandton Taxi Cabs
Taxi
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+27 11 039 4402
Corporate Cabs
Taxi
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+27 11 782 0646
Cabs Car Hire Johannesburg
Taxi
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+27 83 448 9874

Car rental

Rent a car at JNB

Find a cheap rental car at OR Tambo International Airport to make the most out of your trip to South Africa. When travelling abroad, we mostly have a limited amount of time to experience the beautiful sights and activities and often end up we really want to do. A rental car can take you almost everywhere, wherever and whenever you want. Find the perfect car for your trip.

Renting a car at JNB lets you travel at your own leisure and get to the spots you want to visit in South Africa quickly and hassle-free. Car rental services often include a GPS system, providing you with the perfect opportunity to explore the country without getting lost. You can drive wherever you want to go.

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Rent a camper in South Africa

Find a recreational vehicle near OR Tambo International Airport to make the most out of your trip to South Africa?

A camper or RV will give you unlimited freedom so you can determine your own route and go wherever you want to go. It's especially perfect because you have the comfort of your own accommodation and kitchenette with you.

WorldWide Campers works with many RV suppliers in Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South America, South Africa and Europe. This ensures you that they will always find you the best deal for your RV trip. You never have to pay extra for booking costs and all our quotes are free of charge.

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Airport car parking at OR Tambo International Airport

Park your car at JNB

Whether you are looking for cheap long term airport parking at OR Tambo International Airport or the nearest long term car park to your terminal, you can find the best deal at one of our specially selected partners. Because more and more people are flying these days, it’s wise to book a parking spot in advance because parking lots cannot accommodate unlimited amounts of cars. A pre-booked parking space at JNB can give you a sense of peace because you are assured you can park your car.

Different type of airport parking options

Airport parking options have changed and expanded. Medium-size and large airports offer several different types of parking, priced according to convenience and distance from the terminal.

The different types of parking are:

  • Short term parking
  • Daily parking
  • Long term / Satellite parking
  • Valet parking
  • Off-Airport parking
  • Sleep, park, fly
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Hotels near the airport

Hotels at or near OR Tambo International Airport

Do you have an early morning flight, long layover or your flight is cancelled, and you don't feel like sleeping on the airport floor? Sleeping in a hotel at or near JNB is the perfect solution. Sleeping in a hotel close by OR Tambo International Airport prevents you from being late or not fully rested for your flight.

Hotels in Johannesburg

Find your ideal hotel in Johannesburg city centre. Find the perfect hotel to make the most out of your trip to the city of Amsterdam. Consult one of our partners to find the most suitable hotel for your trip.

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Things to do in South Africa?

Find the best things to do in or nearby OR Tambo International Airport

Are you planning on travelling to South Africa? In that case, you might be interested in finding some beautiful things to do in or nearby Johannesburg. Haven't booked anything yet, and looking for inspiration? Please visit our partner and find many beautiful things to do.

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Luggage

Store your bags in Johannesburg

Do you want to visit Johannesburg and you want to enjoy your time without the weight of your luggage? Good news, there is a good possibility that you don’t have to. When the airport does not provide any options for storing your luggage, you might want to consider to store your luggage in a local shop in the city. Our partners can help you arrange that in advance.

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Forward your luggage

Are you planning a trip to South Africa and you have a lot of luggage or just want to enjoy flying without any suitcases of bags? Good news, you do not have to. Just forward your luggage to your destination and make a vacation more like a vacation.

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Travel luggage and cabin bags

Find the perfect travel luggage and cabin bags which are approved by the major airlines. If you are looking for a travel bag which fit all cabin airline restrictions including Ryanair and Easyjet, please visit one of these shops to find out which bags sizes are allowed on board.

All of our partners does have an extensive offer so you can find that perfect bag or suitcase for your next trip.

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Flight delayed, cancelled, overbooked or strikes at JNB?

Claim your compensation

Was your flight delayed, cancelled or overbooked at OR Tambo International Airport, and do you want to claim compensation? Because your rights are protected by European law you may be entitled up to a certain amount in compensation per passenger. Please visit one of our partners to check if you’re entitled to claim compensation.

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance for your trip to South Africa

A travel insurance protects you against the unexpected. A primary incentive to get travel insurance can be for the emergency medical assistance. It is wise to get travel insurance for your trip to South Africa because you can easily spend a lot of money for treatment and transportation expenses.

Don’t wait too long before purchasing travel insurance because many travel insurance coverages require you to purchase your plan within a specific number of days of making that initial trip deposit if the coverage is to be in effect.

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Travel insurance for people with a medical condition

Our partners are specialised in providing travel insurance for people who have medical conditions but don’t want to be held back by that conditions. A medical travel insurance covers over 1000s of conditions including cancer, MS, IBS, Alzheimer’s, HIV and pregnancy. The online screening will only take as little as 3 minutes.

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JNB giftshop

Customized JNB gifts and souvenirs

Keep your travels’ memories alive with a unique design product of your trip to OR Tambo International Airport. Airportag is the best aviation and travel gift shop where you can design many different kind of unique aviation products.

Check out the top 10 airport & aviation gifts.

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