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.View our Johannesburg travel guide
Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB)
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Visiting from Sydney to Johannesburg
Fly Sydney to Johannesburg (SYD to JNB)
The approximate time for a flight from Sydney to Johannesburg is 14 hours and 10 minutes.
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.
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 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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