How to get From O. R. Tambo airport to Johannesburg city center

 Johannesburg,  South Africa

Public transportation from Johannesburg airport

If you are arriving in Johannesburg via O.R. Tambo Airport, getting to the city center can seem a bit daunting. There are two main options for public transportation, but it can be difficult to know which one is the best for your needs so let's break it down.

There are buses, taxis, and trains that all go from the airport to Johannesburg city center. Buses are typically the cheapest option, but they can be slow and may make multiple stops along the way. Buses are operated by private companies and you can get a ticket at the arrival hall.

Trains are fast and efficient, but they can be crowded during peak hours. The Gautrain is a high-speed train that goes from the airport to Park Station in Johannesburg city center. You can purchase tickets at the Gautrain station, which is located at the airport.



Day route from airport:

Isando to Germiston Station via Howe Circle Germiston Station to Braamfontein via Shamrock Rd Rietfontein Rd Johannesburg 3 Estimated duration is 2 hours 3 mins.
Isando to Germiston Station via Howe Circle 4 stops to Cnr Library and Meyer St Germiston ( 35 mins - 13.1 km )
Germiston Station to Braamfontein via Shamrock Rd Rietfontein Rd Johannesburg 3 10 stops to 155 Commissioner St Johannesburg ( 35 mins - 15.5 km )

This route will take you to city center of Johannesburg during daylight.


Night route from airport:

C1A Klopper Park to Elandspark via Marlands Shamrock Rd Sunny Ridge Rietfontein Road Germiston Station to Johannesburg via Shamrock & Gorst Estimated duration is 2 hours 25 mins.
C1A 3 stops to 108 Diesel ( 9 mins - 2.9 km )
Klopper Park to Elandspark via Marlands Shamrock Rd Sunny Ridge Rietfontein Road 10 stops to Primrose Bus Stop Shamrock Rd Primrose Germiston ( 24 mins - 9.3 km )
Germiston Station to Johannesburg via Shamrock & Gorst 18 stops to 59 Von Wielligh St Johannesburg ( 40 mins - 12.8 km )

This route will take you to city center of Johannesburg during night.

Airport Transfers from O. R. Tambo International Airport


JNB Airport overview

O. R. Tambo International Airport is an international airport situated in Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa. It serves as the primary airport for domestic and international travel to and from South Africa. The airport serves as the hub for South African Airways. It was originally known as Jan Smuts International Airport, after the former South African Prime Minister of the same name. The airport was renamed Johannesburg International Airport in 1994 when the newly elected African National Congress (ANC) government implemented a policy of not naming airports after politicians. This policy was later reversed, and on 27 October 2006 the airport was renamed after anti-apartheid politician Oliver Reginald Tambo.

Airport details

Name O. R. Tambo International Airport
Actual time 13:04
Actual date 2022/10/06
 
IATA code JNB
Website http://johannesburg-airport.co.za