Johannesburg is located 13 miles from O.R Tambo International and currently has a total of 67 airlines operating to and from the city. There are approximately 2000 flights made domestically and 1600 flights internationally.
O.R. Tambo is Africa's busiest airport with a handling capacity of 28 million passengers annually, and non-stop flights to all the world’s continents. The airport is also the hub of South Africa's largest international and domestic carrier South African Airways (SAA).
Visitors can take a short 29-minute car drive to down town Johannesburg or an even shorter trip on the ultra-modern Gautrain.
Flight Time to Johannesburg
|Travel Time||Flights per Day|
|Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg||1hr 35min||9+|
|Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg||2hr||34+|
|Flights from Durban to Johannesburg||1hr 5min||19+|
|Flights from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg||1hr||4+|
|Flights from Kimberley to Johannesburg||1hr 5min||1+|
|Flights from East London to Johannesburg||1hr 25min||4+|
|Flights from George to Johannesburg||1hr 45min||5+|
International airlines such as Kenya Airways, Kulula, British Airways and South African Airways make daily trips to Johannesburg.
Airlines that Fly to Johannesburg
- South African Airways
- British Airways
- Mango Airlines
- Kulula Airlines
- SA Express
Just outside central Johannesburg is the country’s biggest international airport OR Tambo. This world-class airport serves as the central hub of international travel in and out of the country.
The major airport in Johannesburg city is the internationally renowned O.R. Tambo International Airport and its code is JNB. It serves as the major sub-Saharan hub and is located approximately 20km from the city. It is situated in Kempton Park.
The airport facilitates both local and international flights to and from Johannesburg which are facilitated by more than 20 airlines in operation.
Two types of transport options within one’s reach are car rental, bus and train services. Vehicles can be rented through Avis, Bidvest Car Rental, Eurocar, First Car Rental, Hertz, Tempest, Thrifty, Select Car Hire, Capital Car Hire and Woodford Car Hire.
The train services can be accessed through Gautrain which connects O.R. and Park station.
The airport’s passenger terminals have a collection of facilities that enable you to do your shopping at duty-free prices. Among the goods that can be purchased at the shops are footwear, clothing, jewelry and clothing. Among the places that you can do your shopping are GP Store, Makgala’s Jewellers, Cape Union Mart and Big Five Duty-Free.
Contact Johannesburg Airport
Helpdesk: +27 11 961 5400
Flight information:+27 11 961 5400
Address: Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 1627
Due to the high elevation nature of Johannesburg, the temperatures are normally mild with maximums of 25.6oC and lows of 16oC.
The best time to travel to Johannesburg is between March-May and September-November. This is because during these times the city experiences low season which means that there are fewer crowds and prices are low.
The peak season in Johannesburg is during the summer which is between December and February the climate is warm during this time although the place tends to be crowded.
Accommodation in Johannesburg
For a detailed list of accommodation, see Best Hotels in Johannesburg
Joburg Main Attractions
Joburg has many attractions with the main ones being Gold Reef City, Lion Park, Cradle of Humankind, Apartheid Museum, Montecasino, Constitution Hill and Hector Pieterson Museum. While in Johannesburg you can also drop off at Carlton Center, Johannesburg Zoo and Johannesburg Botanical Garden. See Things to Do in Johannesburg