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About O.R. Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg, South Africa

OR Tambo International Airport, situated in the Kempton Park district of Johannesburg, is a gateway to the wonderful attractions on the African continent. Serving as a test airport for the Concorde in the 1970s, OR Tambo now sees over 19 million people passing through its doors each year.

OR Tambo International Airport (IATA code: JNB) is the biggest airport in South Africa and the hub airport of South African Airways. Flights to OR Tambo International Airport are provided by international airlines such as Emirates, British Airways and Qatar Airways. Domestic airlines that land here include Kulula and FlySafair. JNB is located on a 25-minute drive from Johannesburg’s city centre.

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Popular flights to O.R. Tambo International Airport

Flight Route Airline Trip Type Travel Dates Searched Price from
Cape Town - Johannesburg British Airways Comair Return Oct 12 - Oct 16 1 day ago R1,188
Durban - Johannesburg FlySafair Return Sep 6 - Sep 9 1 day ago R898
Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg FlySafair Return Nov 6 - Nov 13 1 day ago R1,318
George - Johannesburg FlySafair Return Aug 22 - Aug 22 1 day ago R1,298
East London - Johannesburg FlySafair Return Sep 12 - Sep 17 1 day ago R1,098
Bloemfontein - Johannesburg SAA Return Sep 30 - Oct 4 1 day ago R2,198
Kimberley - Johannesburg SAA Return Aug 31 - Sep 2 1 day ago R2,168
Pietermaritzburg - Johannesburg SAA Return Oct 11 - Oct 14 1 day ago R2,588
Nelspruit - Johannesburg SAA Return Sep 4 - Sep 8 1 day ago R3,098
Harare - Johannesburg RwandAir Return Oct 13 - Oct 20 1 day ago R4,289
Paris - Johannesburg Jet Star Return Aug 19 - Sep 13 1 day ago R9,209
Dubai - Johannesburg Jet Star Return Sep 3 - Sep 10 1 day ago R6,649
London - Johannesburg Qatar Return Oct 17 - Oct 31 1 day ago R9,029

General Information About O.R. Tambo International Airport

LocationIATA code
JNB
World marketCountry
South Africa
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Johannesburg
Time zoneTime zone
GMT + 2
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Type C / D / M / N

OR Tambo International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Formerly known as Jan Smuts Airport, it was renamed OR Tambo Airport in 2006, in commemoration of the former ANC President, Oliver Reginald Tambo. OR Tambo operates scheduled flights to all 6 inhabited continents around the world, and serves as the gateway to the vast majority of southern African countries. Ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the airport underwent major renovation, and is now home to state-of-the-art-facilities.

Address: 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Compare and book your cheap flights to O.R. Tambo with Kulula, FlySafair or South African Airways and popular flight routes from Cape Town to Johannesburg, East London to Johannesburg, Durban to Johannesburg and George to Johannesburg.

Have your pick of the vast array of shops at OR Tambo International Airport, where you can indulge in some retail therapy or pick up some last-minute essentials. Aside from world-class duty-free shopping, there are clothing, jewellery, beauty and craft stores throughout the terminal buildings.

Services include pharmacies, a clinic, post office, banks and foreign exchange.

Please be aware of baggage restrictions and duty-free allowances at your destination. Also, most shops and services are not available once travellers pass through security.

OR Tambo caters to a large range of food and drink options. Various cuisines are available in restaurants, bars and fast food outlets, both landside and airside.

The OR Tambo domestic departures terminal has superior lounges for travellers on South African Airways, British Airways and BidAir.

Lounges available in the international departures terminal include British Airways, Bidvest Premier, SAA, Emirates, Air France and Virgin Atlantic.

OR Tambo Airport has a wide range of facilities, including accommodation, banking, prayer rooms, conference centres, self-service check-in kiosks, a medical clinic and post office.

City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport

This 3-star hotel is a 5-minute walk from the OR Tambo International Arrivals terminal. Amenities include a fitness centre, boardroom, laundry service and restaurant. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

OR Tambo Guest House

This 4-star guesthouse is a short 10-minute drive from OR Tambo Airport. Amenities include a restaurant, outdoor pool, and airport shuttle. Complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking are included.

The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport

This 3-star Art Deco hotel is a quick 5-minute drive from the airport. The hotel is fitted with an outdoor pool, fitness centre and conference room. Free airport shuttle and Wi-Fi available.

Foreign exchange can usually be purchased 60 days before departing South Africa.

The following documents are required to order foreign exchange:

• valid passport

• proof of travel arrangements – flight tickets and accommodation

• original ID document or temporary resident permit

• proof of residential address (utility bill/ bank statement less than 3 months old)

Travelex, Bidvest Bank, Rennies and Master Currency outlets are located in the Arrivals area of Terminal A.

Parking options available at OR Tambo Airport include regular parkade bays, shaded parking, carports for long stays, and short-stay parking. Parents travelling with babies can access XXL bays on Level 2 of P2 North. Parking can be paid for in cash or by credit/ debit card (Visa or Mastercard only).

Secure parking can be pre-booked online from the airport website at discounted rates.

Travelling to and from the airport

OR Tambo International Airport is located 23km north-west of the city centre, while Pretoria is a 46km drive south of the airport. Metered taxis, Uber, airport shuttles and car hire options are available to transport you from the airport to your destination.

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