Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport

Airport Location

  • 45km (28 miles) from Sandton Business District.


Qantas Flights

  • Qantas flight QF64 to Sydney operate from Terminal A.

Departure Information

Ticket Counter

International ticketing facilities provided by Menzies Aviation.

Open from 8am to 9.00pm.

Contact the local Qantas office for assistance.


Check-in is located on the departures level of Terminal A.

Open from 2pm to 4.45pm.

Economy check-in for Qantas operated flights can vary. Check the infomation boards in the terminal to see which counters are available for check-in.

Online Check-in is available for Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight departure and closes 2 hours before international flight departures.

Flight Status

View our real time Flight Status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

* Note: The terminals in Johannesburg operate as 'Silent Terminals'. This means no boarding announcements, or calls for passengers are made over loudspeakers. It is up to passengers to check screens for boarding gate information and times.

Arrival Information


Baggage carousels are located in the Arrivals hall.

Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage Services has a counter located in this area.

Flight Status

View our real time Flight Status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.

Transfer between terminals

It is a short walk between the International terminal (Terminal A) and the Domestic terminal (Terminal B).

Lounge Information

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Transport Information

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Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 45 minute drive from the city.

Visit the Johannesburg International Airport website for current car parking rates.

Taxis Approximately ZAR480 one way to the city.
Trains A high-speed train service that connects OR Tambo to Sandton in approximately 15mins, at the cost of R135pp one-way. The Gautrain service has 3 commuter routes (this includes a line to Pretoria) plus an extensive bus network to various suburbs in and around the train routes. 
Car rentals Visit our cars section to make a booking.

Airport Services & Facilities

Facility Details
Toilets Located throughout the airport.
Disabled toilet facilities are also available.
Showers Located throughout the airport.
Baby change rooms Located in the Arrivals hall.
Post box Located in the Departure lounge.
Internet Located in the Departure lounge.
Currency exchange Located in the Departure lounge.
Public telephones Located throughout the airport.
ATMs Located throughout the airport.
Tourism information The Information counter is located in the Arrivals hall.
Baggage Trolleys Located throughout the airport.
Baggage Storage Located in the Arrivals Hall.
Meet and Assist Passengers requiring assistance can be escorted to the departure gate upon request. Ask a Customer Service Agent for assistance.
Lost property Contact lost property.

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Information is correct as of November 2014
Times and prices quoted are a guide only.