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Travelling to Johannesburg

Johannesburg is geographically centrally located in South Africa. It is the second largest and the economic hub of Africa. It is also the largest transport hub for local, cross-border and international travel.

There are numerous direct flights to most African cities, New York, the major European cities such as Istanbul, Athens, London, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, the Gulf, Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and three Australian cities. Approximate flight times; i.e. 11 hours from London and 19 hours from New York. There are several budget airways making cheap flights to Johannesburg. The time zone is close to central European time. Johannesburg offers clean and comfortable accommodation opportunities all year round for the visitors. It is easy to find accommodation, guest houses, B&B and Johannesburg hotels.

Arrival by Plane
The airport in Johannesburg is "O R Tambo International Airport" and is located 22 km. (14 miles) on the east of Johannesburg. South African Airways (SAA) ( is the national airline company. You may easily find direct and indirect flights to Johannesburg by the major airline companies from all over the world. Approximate flight times; i.e. 11 hours from London and 19 hours from New York. There are several budget airways making cheap flights to Johannesburg.

There are regular shuttle bus services
(Magic Bus Airport Transfers (Phone: +27 (011) 548 0822;; taxis and train (high speed train from Sandton) services for transportation in Johannesburg Airport. Using official ACSA approved companies highly recommended for airport to city taxi, shuttle, bus services and car rentals in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg O R Tambo International
Airport Code : JNB
Address : Private Bag X1, O R Tambo International Airport, 1627, South Africa
Phone : +27 (011) 921 6911
Web :
Taxis & Transfers
Airport Link +27 (0)11 794 8300
Kitima Shuttle +27 (0)11 880 3885
Cabs For Women +27 (0)861 777 778
Corporate Cabs +27 (0)800 800 800
Bradcorp Taxi Cabs   +27 (0)82 734 3638
Driver Vasco   +27 (0)11 774 3333
Roses Taxis +27 (0)83 255 0933
Bosh and Sons Cabs   +27 (0)82 646 1201
Mr Shuttle +27 (0)82 800 5788

Travelling in the Country
Travelers are able to travel within South Africa via discount carriers such as  Kulula and Mango. The regular airlines often offer competitive prices. Durban is an hour’s flight, Port Elizabeth 90 minutes and Cape Town 2 hours from Johannesburg.

1time +27 (0)11 928 8000
British Airways +27 (0)11 441 8600
Kulula +27 (0)86 158 5852
Mango +27 (0)86 116 2646
SAA +27 (0)86 135 9722
Buses are the cheapest way to get to many destinations within South Africa. The road infrastructure of Johannesburg and South Africa is very well built and the luxury bus liners are very comfortable. Car hire in Johannesburg is another nice option to travel around the cities.
The Intercity Busses
Lanseria Airport +27 (0)11 367 0300
City to City +27 (0)86 158 9282
Greyhound +27 (0)11 276 8500
Intercape +27 (0)86 128 7287
SA Roadlink +27 (0)11 333 2223
Translux +27 (0)11 774 3333
Rail is also another excellent way to see the country. The Blue Train or Rovos Rail offer first class journey to its visitors. They are one of the world’s most luxurious trains. Premier Classe and Shosholoza Meyl are more cost effective railways.
Rovos Rail +27 (0)12 315 8242
Blue Train +27 (0)12 315 4000
Premier Classe +27 (0)11 773 7483
Shosholoza Meyl +27 (0)11 774 4555
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