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O.R. Tambo International Airport

O.R. Tambo is Southern Africa’s air transport hub and is one of the biggest airports on the continent. It lies 30km east of Sandton (about 45minutes drive). More than 18 million people pass through each year, and the airport is spacious, modern and easy to get around with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Passengers are served by two terminals - A and B International flights depart from Terminal A. Check in for domestic and South African Airways (SAA) flights can be found in Terminal B. After you've passed through security shopping and eating opportunities abound, as do luxury lounges. The airport has a reputation for baggage handlers rifling through luggage, so make sure your bags are safely locked or wrapped. For real-time flight information, text your flight number to 35007.

Getting to/from O.R. Tambo Airport

Gautrain
Catch the Gautrain rapid rail from O.R. Tambo to Sandton for R142. The journey takes 12 minutes. For trains to Pretoria or downtown Johannesburg, change at Sandton. Trains run from 05:30 until 20:30 at intervals of 15 to 30 mins. After hours you will need to use a taxi, call an uber from your smart phone or book a shuttle bus.

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