Sunset View of City Council Building and Hillbrow Tower (JG Strijdom Tower), Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB)

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Visiting from Sydney to Johannesburg

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Johannesburg, also known as "The City of Gold", is the largest city in South Africa. Commonly known as Jo'burg, the lively city is packed with superb museums that offer an insight into South Africa’s past such as the Apartheid Museum. Dive in to explore the marketplaces, breweries, restaurants and lively neighbourhoods from Sandton, Rosebank and Maboneng. Be sure to visit Constitution Hill, Ponte City or join a safari to Pilanesberg Nature reserve.

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When to visit

Johannesburg has a sunny climate, with the summer months (October to April) having hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings. Temperatures in summer average 26°C. During the winter months (May to September) they are dry, sunny days followed by cold nights. The best time to visit is during Autumn (March to May), when the weather is warm and sunny, less rain making it perfect to explore the sights of the city. Temperatures range between 21°C to 25°C. 

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (JNB).Opens external site in a new window Is the busiest airport on the continent of Africa and is situated in the Kempton Park district of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located 23 km north-west of the city centre and 46 km south of Pretoria city centre.

Arriving in Johannesburg

The staff at Johannesburg Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are different transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Johannesburg from Johannesburg Airport

With a range of options from public transport to minibus services, you can easily find a mode of transport to suit your travel needs. There are various car rental providers available at the airport, located outside the airport entrance. It’s best to pre-book a rental car before your arrival, taking about 30 minutes to get to the city centre. Popular options are to book a hotel transfer, airport shuttle, taxi or Uber. Public transport includes the Gautrain that connects the airport to major stations in the city, located in the international at departures level. Metrobus operates through the airport twice daily.

Getting around Johannesburg

The best way to get around Johannesburg is by car with plenty of parking and car hire companies available. Uber and shared minibus taxis are a popular and safe way to get you where you want to go. Other options include the city sightseeing bus to see the major attractions including the Mining District, Carlton Centre and Gold Reef City. Public transport options include the Rea Vaya bus, Gautrain with regular services around the city. Taxis can be booked in advance, although they are not cheap. Alternatively, you may wish to join a tour.

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Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot. 

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Passengers on Qantas flights from Sydney are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Sydney, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

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Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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