Terry Hart
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Africa > South Africa > Johannesburg > Useful Info
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 Useful Info

Getting to Jo'burg

Tourists visiting Johannesburg are most likely going to arrive at OR Tambo international airport.

The airport is located 14 miles east of the city center and there are a couple of ways to move from the airport to the city all based on your budget and urgency.

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Bus transport

  • Most major hotels operate their own buses that pick tourists from the airport to the respective hotels. Tourists staying at such hotels can take advantage of this service.
  • Shuttles services to most parts of the city are offered by public transport operators.


  • Airport taxi services, as well as online taxi providers are all available outside the termini.
  • You can either get a metered taxi or find a cab on your preferred app(uber, taxify, ola etc)
  • Taxis are more costly than minibusses.

Car rentals

  • Well known car rental companies and local suppliers operate at OR Tambo.
  • Compare prices before settling for a provider. There are numerous providers including Avis, Hertz and Thrifty.
  • Novices should avoid getting rental cars as they could easily get lost in the many web-like interchanges within the city.


  • There's a train terminus at the airport. From the terminal, the train moves to Sandton then into the city center.
  • Train prices like bus prices are quite fair.


  • Now this is travelling in style! This transport alternative is very pricey but its the comfiest and stress-free.
  • Prior booking arrangements have to be done when opting for this alternative.