OR Tambo International Airport

Last updated: Sunday, September 24, 2023


OR Tambo International Airport is a large airport located in Johannesburg, South Africa. It serves Johannesburg and the surrounding areas.

It operates scheduled services and is identified by the IATA code JNB.

OR Tambo International Airport is situated in the continent of Africa, specifically in the country of South Africa, with latitude -26.1392 and longitude 28.246.

It has an elevation of 1694.08 meters (5558 ft) and is identified by the GPS code FAOR.

Phone+27 11 921 6262
Elevation1694.08 m (5558 ft)
AddressO.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1627, South Africa
WebsiteOR Tambo International Airport
WikipediaOR Tambo International Airport

Airport address

OR Tambo International Airport

O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1627, South Africa

Which country is OR Tambo International Airport?

OR Tambo International Airport is situated in Johannesburg, which is in South Africa, a country located on the continent of Africa.

How do I get from OR Tambo International Airport to city centre?

There are several options to get from OR Tambo International Airport to the city center:

  1. Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport. You can find them at the designated taxi ranks outside the arrivals terminals. Make sure to use authorized taxi services and agree on the fare before starting the journey.

  2. Uber or Bolt: Both Uber and Bolt (formerly known as Taxify) operate in Johannesburg. You can book a ride through their respective mobile apps, and the driver will pick you up from the airport.

  3. Gautrain: The Gautrain is a rapid rail network that connects the airport to various locations in Johannesburg. You can take the Gautrain from the airport to Sandton, and then transfer to a bus or taxi to reach the city center.

  4. Airport Shuttle: There are several airport shuttle services available that can take you directly to your hotel or the city center. These services can be pre-booked online or arranged at the airport.

It is recommended to check the latest information and availability of these transportation options before your arrival.

Flight information

OR Tambo International Airport arrivals and departures

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Most common questions

Below are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about OR Tambo International Airport.

  1. How far is OR Tambo International Airport from Johannesburg city center? OR Tambo International Airport is located approximately 24 kilometers (15 miles) east of Johannesburg city center. The airport is well-connected to the city by various transportation options, including taxis, shuttles, and the Gautrain rapid rail system.

  2. What facilities and services are available at OR Tambo International Airport? OR Tambo International Airport offers a wide range of facilities and services to cater to the needs of travelers. These include numerous dining options, duty-free shopping, currency exchange, car rental services, baggage storage, lounges, and free Wi-Fi throughout the airport. Additionally, the airport provides medical facilities, baby-changing facilities, and special assistance for passengers with disabilities.

  3. How early should I arrive at OR Tambo International Airport before my flight? It is generally recommended to arrive at OR Tambo International Airport at least two to three hours before your domestic flight and three to four hours before your international flight. This allows sufficient time for check-in, security screening, and any necessary immigration procedures. However, it is always advisable to check with your airline for specific recommendations, as some flights may have different requirements or additional security measures.


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