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Crazy taxi drivers, a brand new train, thunderstorms, amazing sunsets and fast cars are all reasons why we love the City of Gold. You’ll feel the buzz of Jozi’s rat race the moment you step inside the terminal building at O. R. Tambo Airport. As South Africa’s economic hub and the largest city in RSA, Johannesburg attracts people from all over the world and if you’re an eager rat racer that travels to Gauteng for work then finding cheap flights to Johannesburg is probably high on your list of priorities.

Johannesburg earned its name during the gold rush in the early 1900's. Following the boom Jo’burg was born as a market town in order to trade gold. Since those early days Jozi has grown tremendously with migrant workers coming from all over Africa to work in the big city. From Ponte City to the Brixton Tower, Joburg’s distinctive skyline is proof of the city’s growth in recent times.

Don’t mistake Johannesburg for the capital of South Africa. This honour goes to its administrative neighbour Pretoria which lies about 40 minutes north of Jo’burg on the N1 highway. The good news is that the traffic on Joburg’s highways is starting to ease up thanks to the addition of the Gautrain.

O.R. Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport is served by many of the world's major airlines with convenient worldwide connections to Europe, Asia, America and beyond if you’re flying from South Africa.

If you’re flying to South Africa then O.R. Tambo International Airport is most likely the one you will fly into first. Also known as Johannesburg International Airport, you’ll be able to find excellent connecting flights to every corner of South Africa throughout the day.

Lanseria Airport

Lanseria Airport is North of Johannesburg and is close to the upmarket suburbs of Fourways, Bryanston, Sandton and Rosebank. Most of South Africa’s low cost carriers offer flights to Johannesburg Lanseria from other hubs like Cape Town and Durban. If you’re looking for cheap flights to Johannesburg then remember to lookout for flights to Lanseria – this airport is often more convenient to fly into if you’re visiting JHB’s northern suburbs or Pretoria.

The Gautrain

The Gautrain is the newest addition to Jo’burg’s modern infrastructure and allows easy transfers from OR Tambo to Sandton, Pretoria and beyond. Exit your Johannesburg flight, collect your bag and head straight on to the Gautrain. The Gautrain station at O.R. Tambo is located on the departures level of the adjacent new central terminal building, and a one way ticket to Sandton will cost you R105 from the airport.

Car Rental in Jo’burg

Renting a car in Johannesburg is highly recommended if you need to get around the city on your own. Just remember to specify a GPS (satnav) so you don’t get lost. Travelstart’s end to end online travel services allow you to book your Johannesburg flights, car hire and accommodation in one place at any time of the day or night.

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See and do

As a world city, Johannesburg has more to offer than you might be lead to believe. The social precinct of Newtown is flourishing with its theatres, restaurants, clubs and museums – try nearby 44 Stanley for some inner city cultural awakening.

In contrast to Joburg’s social, dining and shopping offerings is the sprawling neighbourhood of Soweto. An area steeped in South African history, Soweto west of the city has observed the country’s most important moments as well as being the home of the country’s most important political heroes. The area’s past concludes at the Apartheid Museum – a modern dedication to the struggle.

TFamily trips are well-catered through the city’s extensive fun and entertainment offerings. From the roller coasting, candy floss munching delight of Gold Reef City south of the city, to the Cradle of Humankind for day trips from Johannesburg where one can enjoy the interactive exhibits of Maropeng and grotto explorations at Sterkfontein, and World of Beer tours – SAB’s  life-size experience for adoring fans of the amber nectar.

Get a feel for South Africa’s vibrant heart in this blog post showing the Joburg we know and love in 50 photos.

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Book cheap flights to Johannesburg with Travelstart South Africa - the online flight booking engine is always available and you can search and compare all the airlines flying to Johannesburg and Lanseria for free. Book and pay online when you find the flights that suit your schedule and your budget. Travelstart displays all the flight prices from all the airlines flying to Johannesburg including South Africa’s low cost carriers. Cheap flight prices are shown first and the total cost is tax inclusive, ensuring that you’ll never pay more than what you’re quoted for flights to Johannesburg.

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