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O R Tambo International Airport (JNB)

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O R Tambo International Airport (JNB)
AddressPrivate Bag X1, O R Tambo International Airport, 1627, South Africa
Telephone(011) 921 6911.
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT South Africa Standard Time: GMT/UTC +2
LocationJohannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport is located 22km (14 miles) east of Johannesburg.
Airport codeJNB
Airport newsJohannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport was almost entirely redeveloped prior to South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 World Cup, including the construction of a link between the terminal buildings and a new 5,200 capacity car park.
Transfer between terminalsA free shuttle bus operates between the terminals and car parks. The terminals are situated in one large complex, enabling passengers to walk from one to the other.
Driving directionsFrom Johannesburg, take the R24 to the airport; from Pretoria, take the R21. The airport is clearly signposted from these approach roads.
Car rentalCar hire companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Imperial, Khaya, National, Sizwe and Tempest are located in the multi-storey car park opposite the domestic terminal.
Public transport and taxisBus: Magic Bus (tel: (011) 548 0822) operates scheduled bus services to Sun City and other places of interest: it has an office on the ground floor of the domestic car park building.
Shuttle: Airport Link (tel: (011) 794 8300; and EZ Shuttle (tel: 0861 397 488; provide door-to-door shuttle services from the airport to city destinations.
Taxi: Official taxis operate from in front of the multi-storey car park building. The journey time to central Johannesburg is upwards of 30 minutes (depending on traffic conditions) and the fare is around R500.
Train: The high-speed Gautrain (tel: (0800) 428 87426; runs between Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, Malboro and Sandton. The travel time to Malboro is 10 minutes and Sandton 15 minutes, while fares to both start at R115.
Car parkingThere are several car parks offering short- and long-term parking, including an underground facility as well as outdoor and covered areas. A free 24-hour shuttle bus service operates between the furthest away car parks and the terminals. Further information is available from the ACSA office (tel: (011) 921 6090/1), which is open 24 hours a day. Valet parking, operated by Executive Carports (tel: (011) 390 2062; is also available.
Information and help desksAirport information desks are located in the arrivals and departures areas of the international terminal and also in the arrivals halls of the domestic terminal. Additional information and flight details are available via the airport helpdesks (tel: (011) 921 6262) in the terminals. The Gauteng Tourism Authority Information Desk is situated in the International Arrivals Terminal (tel: (011) 390 3614/02).
Airport FacilitiesMoney: There are ATMs, banks and bureaux de change within the terminals.
Communications: There is an on-site post office. Mobile telephone hire is also available. Passengrs can make use of paid-for wireless internet access in the international departures area.
Food: There are plenty of places to eat and drink at O. R. Tambo International Airport. These outlets include cafés, juice bars, steak houses and fast-food restaurants.
Shopping: Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport has a wide variety of shops, including a duty-free mall in Terminal A. Among the specialist shops are gift retailers, bookshops, designer clothing brands and jewellers.
Luggage: A left-luggage facility (tel: (011) 390 1804) is available on the upper level of the underground car park, just off the international arrivals area. Porters can be found in the arrivals halls and can be recognised by bright orange uniforms and ACSA badges – tipping is recommended. Visitors should not use unauthorised porters.
Other facilities: Among the airport's other facilities is a 24-hour medical clinic, chapel, Muslim prayer room and baby change facilities.
Conference and business facilitiesThe airport’s business centre (tel: (011) 921 6262) has a range of facilities, including fax, telephone and secretarial services. The Premier Conference Centre (tel: (011) 390 1084) in the domestic terminal offers four meeting rooms seating up to 14 delegates, a seminar facility for up to 50 guests and a conference room for up to 120 people. Meeting facilities can also be found at some of the nearby hotels.
Disabled facilitiesThe airport is easily accessible, with lifts (two of which are equipped with Braille signage) and ramps throughout the terminals.Disabled parking spaces are available. The free shuttle service that serves the remote car parking area can accommodate passengers in wheelchairs. Disabled passengers without a disabled pass should contact the ACSA-JIA help desk (tel: (011) 921 6262) for assistance.A golf cart service, which can accommodate disabled passengers, operates between the terminals and the car hire areas.
Airport hotelsThere is a small transit hotel at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, while the 5-star Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport hotel is situated opposite. A number of other options can be found nearby.

Protea Hotel Transit
Located within the terminal complex at O.R. Tambo International Airport, this 4-star hotel is available for international transit passengers who can make use of the airport's numerous shopping and dining options.
O.R. Tambo International Airport, Terminal A
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: (011) 977 2600.

Southern Sun Garden Court
Boasting its own restaurant and pub, Southern Sun Garden Court offers a complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to O.R Tambo International Airport. The hotel caters to both business and leisure guests with a business centre, gym, spa and swimming pool located on site.
O.R. Tambo International Airport, Jones Road
Kempton Park, South Africa
Tel: (011) 977 3600.

Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
This luxury option is mere footsteps from the terminal complex and houses a gym and health club as well as a business centre. The hotel's Quill Restaurant specialises in local dishes, such as African game.
O. R. Tambo International Airport
Kempton Park, South Africa
Tel: (011) 961 5400.
Full airport nameJohannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport
CountrySouth Africa
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