Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo)


Cheap flights to Johannesburg Airport

Book cheap flightsView and compare some of the cheap flights to Johannesburg airport O.R. Tambo International Airport.  One can go online today to compare and book your cheap flight from wherever you are.  From here flights connect non-stop to every continent with the exception of Antarctica as well as all major South African centres. Approximately 50 airlines, both domestic and international airlines operate from Johannesburg airport, which lies 22km north of Johannesburg along a multi lane motorway..

Airport Car Hire
Book your car hire in advance and avoid disappointment, especially in season and school holidays.  Cheap Car Rental is available at all main airports.  If you book in advance the depot will remain open until your arrival.  At main airports, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban airports car hire is open 24/7 – Book your Car Hire Rental online and save time before you arrive.

Airport Transfers & Transport

High speed Rail transport from Johannesburg Airport in the Terminal to Sandton, known as the Gautrain runs 90 trips a day and takes 15 minutes. From here the system connects to a number of other centres including Johannesburg & Pretoria, the executive capital of the country.

There are 5 city bus lines operating twice daily at peak periods. Private bus companies run express trips to the CBD and surrounds throughout the day.  If you are travelling by car, the R24 Airport Freeway links directly to and from the airport.

Johannesburg Airport International 

The airport was built in 1952 and has continually expanded ever since.  Originally named as Jan Smuts Airport and still fondly called ‘Smuts”.  A R120 million upgrade was completed in 1993 and with the end of Apartheid the airport along with the other international airports underwent a name change. The airport was opened as O.R. Tambo in October 2006.  There are 6 terminals split into three areas; international, domestic and transit. Over 140 retail outlets including duty free shops stocking items exclusive to these stores. There are also two viewing decks positioned above the Central Terminal and above International Departures. The airport is the busiest in Africa having passed Cairo in 1966.



Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa and is also the financial hub of the nation. It started out as a gold mining settlement founded by George Harris in 1886.  It was home to Nobel Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu.  Joburg, as the locals call it, is a pulsating city that epitomises the heart of Africa so don’t wait!

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Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo)