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Airport Johannesburg

Johannesburg's revamped O.R. Tambo International Airport (formerly known as Johannesburg International) is the busiest airport in Africa and serves more than 17 million passengers a year from its two terminals. The airport, 25km northeast of Johannesburg, is currently undergoing further expansion, including a rail link into Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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Distance from city centre

25km (16 miles) northeast of Johannesburg.

Airport parking

Car parks at both terminals offer free parking for the first 15 minutes. There is also a short-stay 'pick up and go' parking facility conveniently located in front of International Arrivals. The cheapest option for long-term parking is the Park-and-Ride facility at the Super South Gate, which is accessible via a free shuttle bus service.

Airport code


Airport telephone number

+27 (0) 11 921 6262

Airport website

Airports Company South Africa website

Transfer airport

If you fly to this destination, it is possible that you will have to transfer at one or more of these airports:

Amsterdam -Schiphol

Paris -Charles de Gaulle

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KLM operates out of Terminal A, with flights bound for Dutch destinations. Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol to connect with pan-European flights.

No. of terminals

Two, linked by a central terminus.

Transport between terminals

A new central terminus building links the two existing terminals and creates one central international arrivals hall.

Terminal A

All international flights operate from Terminal A. The check-in area is located on the upper level of the terminal.

Terminal B

Domestic flights operate from Terminal B, where you'll find check-in on the upper level.

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